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Obama: $400 Billion in Safety Net Cuts

November 30, 2012 (1 Comment)

President Obama’s opening position on a “cliff deal” includes $400 billion in “savings” (cuts) to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security over ten years. This is unacceptable. We... 

Lobby, Organizing Materials for Protecting Medicare

November 30, 2012 (2 Comments)

Many single-payer activists and supporters have been thinking about, or already started, planning an event to protect Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security the week of December 10th (International Human... 

Dec. 10 – Rally to Stop the “Grand Bargain”

November 30, 2012 (1 Comment)

As you know, President Obama is seeking a “grand bargain” to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” coming at the end of the year. We already know that President Obama is willing to... 

Opening Positions On The Cliff Deal: Deja Vu All Over Again

November 30, 2012 (1 Comment)

By Robert Reich – So the bidding has begun. According to the Wall Street Journal (which got the information from GOP leaders), the President’s opening bid to Republicans is: — $1.6 trillion... 

Welcome to the Future of Your Health Insurance. It Sucks.

November 28, 2012 (3 Comments)

By Yves Smith for Naked Capitalism – There have been numerous reports about the shortcomings of Obamacare which its boosters have either ignored or shouted down. And troublingly, the attitude is... 

Anthem Blue Cross seeks to raise individual policyholders’ rates

November 28, 2012 (4 Comments)

By Chad Terhune for the Los Angeles Times – California’s largest for-profit health insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, is seeking to raise rates an average of 18% for more than 630,000 individual... 

CEOs Underfund Employee Retirement, Demand Cuts For Elderly

November 28, 2012 (Comments Off on CEOs Underfund Employee Retirement, Demand Cuts For Elderly)

By Christina Wilkie for Huffington Post – A group of high-profile corporate CEOs are lobbying Capitol Hill this week to put Social Security and Medicare cuts at the forefront of deficit reduction... 

Eastern Panhandle Single-Payer Action Network at PEIA Hearing

November 27, 2012 (Comments Off on Eastern Panhandle Single-Payer Action Network at PEIA Hearing)

From Journal-News.net – Members of the Eastern Panhandle Single-Payer Action Network (EPSPAN) provided information to public employees attending the recent PEIA hearing in Martinsburg. EPSPAN advocates... 

AFT Wisconsin endorses HR 676

November 19, 2012 (1 Comment)

From UnionsForSinglePayer.org – On October 27, 2012, at its convention in Manitowoc, AFT Wisconsin endorsed Congressman John Conyers’ bill, HR 676, a national single payer health care program... 

Americans Reject ‘Grand Bargain’ Cuts to Social Security and Medicare

November 13, 2012 (11 Comments)

By Kenneth Quinnell for AFL-CIO Blog – Reflecting what voters said in AFL-CIO’s election-night poll, a poll conducted on behalf of Democracy Corps and the Campaign for America’s... 

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