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Canadian Example Offers a Possible Path to Curbing US Medicare Costs

October 31, 2012 (3 Comments)

By Mike Mitka for News@JAMA – While Medicare costs continue to rise and Democrats and Republicans promote various plans to curb such spending, 2 researchers suggest politicians look north to Canada... 

Single-Payer Activists Protest Obama and Romney

October 24, 2012 (Comments Off on Single-Payer Activists Protest Obama and Romney)

From Free Speech TV and Democracy Now – Both President Obama and Mitt Romney appeared together in New York Thursday night (Oct. 18, 2012) for the annual Al Smith memorial charity dinner. Outside... 

Remembering Jerry Tucker

October 24, 2012 (Comments Off on Remembering Jerry Tucker)

The single-payer and labor movements lost a hero last week on October 19 when Jerry Tucker passed away. He co-founded the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Health Care along with Healthcare-NOW! Steering... 

Healthcare-NOW! Seeking a Director of Organizing

October 15, 2012 (Comments Off on Healthcare-NOW! Seeking a Director of Organizing)

Healthcare-NOW! (HCN), a national grassroots advocacy organization supporting single-payer healthcare, is accepting applications for a full-time Director of Organizing. The Director is primarily responsible... 

The Grim Consequences of Closing Urban Hospitals

October 15, 2012 (Comments Off on The Grim Consequences of Closing Urban Hospitals)

By Emily Badger for the Atlantic – In 1995, Philadelphia had 19 hospitals with obstetric units, places where local women – about half of them on Medicaid – could go for prenatal care and, ultimately,... 

Romney: People Don’t Die For Lack Of Insurance

October 11, 2012 (Comments Off on Romney: People Don’t Die For Lack Of Insurance)

From NPR – Another day, another editorial board, another controversial remark for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. On Wednesday, it was abortion. On Thursday, health care. The former... 

Private Insurers Profit by Ripping Off Medicare

October 11, 2012 (1 Comment)

Researchers say private programs like Medicare Advantage just add waste; Call for reformed, expanded Medicare for All From Common Dreams – New research by health care experts concludes that privately... 

Health Changes Spur Test of More Part-Time Workers

October 10, 2012 (6 Comments)

By the Associated Press – The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants is putting more workers on part-time status in a test aimed at limiting costs from President Barack Obama’s... 

Romney, Obama can do better on health care access

October 9, 2012 (2 Comments)

By Ray Stever – In the first presidential debate, President Barack Obama pointed out that his “Obamacare” was practically the same health care plan as the one that Gov. Mitt Romney established... 

Post Election Deficit Deal Threatens Medicare and Social Security

October 9, 2012 (10 Comments)

The solution is Improved Medicare for All By Kay Tillow – After the November election, there will be a major effort in Congress to pass a budget deal that will make cuts in Social Security, raise... 

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