Archive for June 2012

The Reward for Donating a Kidney: No Insurance

From the New York Times – When Erika Royer’s lupus led to kidney failure four years ago, her father, Radburn, was able to give her an extraordinary gift: a kidney. Ms. Royer, now 31, regained her kidney function, no longer needs dialysis and has been able to return to work. But because of his donation,…

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Michael Moore, Wendell Potter, SiCKO’s in Philly June 30th

Still SiCKO After All These Years Saturday, June 30th, 2012. – 7 PM Plays and Players Theater, 1714 Delancy Street, Philadelphia, PA $40 Minimum Donation. Tickets Available On-line. First Come, First Served. Go Here: http://tiny.cc/sicko5 Michael Moore’s documentary SiCKO was released in 2007 to widespread acclaim. A straight-from-the-heart portrait of the crazy and sometimes cruel…

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E-Mails Show Depth of Obama Ties to PhARMA

From the New York Times – After weeks of quiet talks, drug industry lobbyists were growing nervous. If they were to cut a deal with the White House on overhauling health care, they needed to be sure President Obama would stop a proposal by his liberal allies intended to bring down medicine prices. On June…

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The Big Three Automakers Push For Single Payer!

…In Canada. Please note that this letter was signed about ten years ago. But we need to remind them of this with the ACA ruling fast approaching. By Ray Medeiros for politicususa.com – The Big Three automakers, GM, Chrysler and Ford along with the Canadian Autoworkers pushed the Canadian government to strengthen their single payer…

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New Poll: The Supreme Court and the Health Care Law

By Adam Liptak and Allison Kopicki for the New York Times – More than two-thirds of Americans hope the Supreme Court will overturn some or all of the 2010 health care law, according to a new poll conducted by The New York Times and CBS News. Just 24 percent said they hoped the court “would…

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Video: The Vermont Breakthrough!

How a Human Rights Movement Is Winning a Healthcare System that Puts People First This video tells the story of a successful grassroots campaign organizing for our human rights. This video is co-produced by the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) and the Vermont Workers’ Center.

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