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An Open Letter to the President on Medicare’s Birthday

July 30, 2012 (9 Comments)

Dear Mr. President, Secretary Sebelius, Majority Leaders Reid and Cantor, Speaker Boehner and Minority Leaders McConnell and Pelosi, We write to you on the occasion of Medicare’s 47th birthday to share... 

Insurance Companies Gaming the System

July 30, 2012 (2 Comments)

By Donna Smith – Has your insurance company called you recently to ask you to sign up for a wellness or disease management program? Has that same company told you it’s a free service to policyholders... 

Happy Birthday Medicare!

July 30, 2012 (Comments Off on Happy Birthday Medicare!)

Happy birthday Medicare! Medicare’s 47th anniversary is today and is a valuable opportunity to highlight why we still need single-payer Medicare-for-all. Take a minute to email and then call Congress... 

Presbyterians, TIAA-CREF hear call to divest from private health insurance firms

July 27, 2012 (Comments Off on Presbyterians, TIAA-CREF hear call to divest from private health insurance firms)

By Katie Robbins – In the midst of a fierce debate on the national level around the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, the Divestment Campaign for Health Care made its... 

The ACA Leaves Out, Cuts Funds for Uninsured Immigrants

July 27, 2012 (Comments Off on The ACA Leaves Out, Cuts Funds for Uninsured Immigrants)

From the New York Times – Hospitals Worry Over Cut in Fund for Uninsured Community Health Centers Funding Cut President Obama’s health care law is putting new strains on some of the nation’s... 

Worries grow as healthcare firms send jobs overseas

July 25, 2012 (12 Comments)

Some healthcare companies are starting to shift clinical services and decision-making on medical care overseas, primarily to India and the Philippines. By Don Lee for the Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON... 

Court’s Ruling May Blunt Reach of the Health Law

July 25, 2012 (Comments Off on Court’s Ruling May Blunt Reach of the Health Law)

From the New York Times – The Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday that the Supreme Court decision on President Obama’s health care overhaul would probably lead to an increase in the number... 

How I Lost My Fear of Universal Health Care

July 23, 2012 (24 Comments)

By Melissa for Permission to Live – When I moved to Canada in 2008, I was a die-hard conservative Republican. So when I found out that we were going to be covered by Canada’s Universal Health... 

Forging Ahead for Medicare-for-All

July 20, 2012 (1 Comment)

I’m angry. My father got laid off (again). My 17 year old sister is beginning to look at colleges for an education I already know she’ll still be paying back in two decades. My friends –... 

Targeting Single-Payer Advocates

July 19, 2012 (Comments Off on Targeting Single-Payer Advocates)

By Helen Redmond – President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act sucks. It isn’t change in the dysfunctional American health care system that any one should believe in or defend.... 

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