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Ryan’s “premium support” proposal for Medicare: Myths and facts

August 16, 2012 (5 Comments)

By Ida Hellander, M.D. for PNHP – Background: “Premium support” or voucher proposals for Medicare are a mainstay of conservative health policy. They have been defeated for over three decades,... 

Anti-Medicaid states: Earning $11,000 is too much

August 15, 2012 (1 Comment)

By Carla K. Johnson and Kelli Kennedy for the Associated Press – Sandra Pico is poor, but not poor enough. She makes about $15,000 a year, supporting her daughter and unemployed husband. She thought... 

Patients Will Benefit from Medicaid Expansion

August 15, 2012 (Comments Off on Patients Will Benefit from Medicaid Expansion)

By Dr. Ed Weisbart for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Nearly 300,000 more Missourians could soon get access to health care if Missouri state officials decide to provide it. Unfortunately, recent... 

The CEO Plan to Steal Your Social Security and Medicare

August 14, 2012 (12 Comments)

By Dean Baker for Truth-Out.org – Many people are following the presidential election closely with the idea that the outcome will have a major impact on national policy. However, according to Steven... 

VP Pick Ryan’s Plan Would Be Path to the Poorhouse

August 14, 2012 (1 Comment)

By Wendell Potter for the Huffington Post – If Americans who are embracing Rep. Paul Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” — and that now includes Mitt Romney — spent a few minutes... 

Obama’s Second Term Agenda: Cutting Social Security, Medicare, and/or Medicaid

August 14, 2012 (1 Comment)

By Matt Stoller for NakedCapitalism.com – This is probably the least important Presidential election since the 1950s. As an experienced political hand told me, the two candidates are speaking not... 

Wisconsin’s Greater West Central Area Labor Council Endorses HR 676

August 14, 2012 (Comments Off on Wisconsin’s Greater West Central Area Labor Council Endorses HR 676)

From UnionsForSinglePayer.org – The Greater West Central Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO, of Wisconsin, has unanimously endorsed HR 676, national single payer health care. The labor council, which... 

Bill Moyers: Everyone Should Be Entitled to Medicare (video)

August 7, 2012 (2 Comments)

By Bill Moyers for BillMoyers.com – Bill shares his thoughts on the 47th anniversary of Medicare — the apex of Lyndon Johnson’s ambitious vision for America. Bill was a key Johnson aide as they... 

Happy Birthday to Medicare

August 6, 2012 (Comments Off on Happy Birthday to Medicare)

By Dr. Margaret A. Nosek for the Houston Chronicle – With all the commotion surrounding the Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it would be easy to overlook an important birthday: Today... 

The Answer is Medicare for Everyone – Medicare Anniversary Action in Lexington

August 6, 2012 (1 Comment)

By Tom Eblen for the Lexington Herald-Leader – Bill Mahan set up a tent beside Phoenix Park last Monday to gather signatures supporting legislation to make Medicare available to all.Medicare turned... 

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