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Vermont Could Be First In Line for Single Payer

September 17, 2012 (Comments Off on Vermont Could Be First In Line for Single Payer)

By Joanne Kenen for Politico – Most governors are, at best, slogging their way through the world of health reform implementation. Vermont’s Gov. Peter Shumlin is hurtling through it. Vermont is... 

The Wrong Way to Save Money on Health Care

September 14, 2012 (Comments Off on The Wrong Way to Save Money on Health Care)

By Robert Reich – Employer outlays for workers’ health insurance slowed from a 9 percent jump last year to less than half that — 4 percent — this year, according to a new survey from the Kaiser... 

48,000 Preventable Deaths in 2011

September 12, 2012 (Comments Off on 48,000 Preventable Deaths in 2011)

Persistence of large numbers of uninsured and related deaths shows urgency of enacting an improved-Medicare-for-all system, physician says By Physicians for a National Health Program – The Census... 

48.6 Million Americans Lacked Health Insurance in 2011

September 12, 2012 (5 Comments)

A man sips coffee April 19, 2012 in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York City. According to an analysis by the city's Center for Economic Opportunity, the number of New Yorkers classified as poor... 

Medical debt still problem in Mass.

September 12, 2012 (Comments Off on Medical debt still problem in Mass.)

It got to the point where it was bread or milk for my family or my cancer meds.From the Boston Globe – Architects of the pioneering 2006 Massachusetts health law, which required most residents to... 

Healthcare Costs For Workers Almost Doubled Since 2002

September 12, 2012 (Comments Off on Healthcare Costs For Workers Almost Doubled Since 2002)

By the AP – It sounds like good news: Annual premiums for job-based family health plans went up only 4% this year. But hang on to your wallets: Premiums averaged $15,745, with employees paying more... 

The Illusory Promise of Free-Market Healthcare Miracles

September 11, 2012 (Comments Off on The Illusory Promise of Free-Market Healthcare Miracles)

Supporters of a single payer health system rally outside the White House in September of 2009. Haraz N. Ghanbari/APBy Wendell Potter for The Center for Public Integrity – While listening to the... 

VT Gov. Shumlin Pushes For Single-Payer Health Care At DNC

September 10, 2012 (3 Comments)

From Vermont Public Radio – Governor Peter Shumlin says he hopes Congress will amend the Affordable Care Act to allow individual states to implement a single payer health care system as soon as... 

National Strategy Conference – Spring 2013

September 10, 2012 (2 Comments)

As you may know, Healthcare-NOW!’s National Strategy Conference is typically held in November each year. However, our next annual National Strategy Conference will be held in early Spring 2013. We... 

So Much for Fixing the Affordable Care Act Later

September 10, 2012 (4 Comments)

From Fire Dog Lake – I remember during the end of the health care reform fight how top Democrats promised activists unhappy with the bill that they would “fix it later.” I remember being told... 

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