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Our New Director of Organizing

December 21, 2012 (1 Comment)

Healthcare-NOW!’s Steering Committee and staff are happy to announce that Benjamin Day will take over as our Director of Organizing in early February 2013. Ben’s proven dedication to, knowledge... 

Help Us Start 2013 Strong

December 20, 2012 (Comments Off on Help Us Start 2013 Strong)

Supporters of a single payer health system rally outside the White House. History proves the power of grassroots movements funded by people like you is the only way to win against corporate greed. We need... 

Washington’s Revolving Door Is Hazardous to Our Health

December 14, 2012 (Comments Off on Washington’s Revolving Door Is Hazardous to Our Health)

By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship for Common Dreams – We’ve seen how Washington insiders write the rules of politics and the economy to protect powerful special interests, but now as we enter... 

The Biggest Myth in Obama-GOP Showdown is the “Fiscal Cliff” Itself

December 14, 2012 (5 Comments)

By Democracy Now – As negotiations continue between the White House and House Speaker John Boehner, leading economist Dean Baker joins to discuss the myths about the so-called fiscal cliff. With... 

Raising Medicare age could leave hundreds of thousands uninsured

December 12, 2012 (Comments Off on Raising Medicare age could leave hundreds of thousands uninsured)

By Greg Sargent for the Washington Post – It looks increasingly possible that lawmakers will reach a fiscal cliff deal that includes a hike in the Medicare eligibility age — a concession to those... 

Is Obama Selling Us Out on Medicare?

December 10, 2012 (1 Comment)

Hiking the eligibility age is such a terrible idea Obama can’t possibly be considering it. Or can he? By Joan Walsh for Alternet – I want to put a public service announcement on top of this... 

The Honest and Just Path to a Sustainable Medicare

December 10, 2012 (1 Comment)

By Jessica Schorr Saxe – In January 2009, at the age of 63 1/2, my friend Carol Bentley was laid off her 10-year job without warning. In a one-two punch, her health insurance ended the next day. She... 

Obamacare architect leaves White House for pharmaceutical industry job

December 5, 2012 (7 Comments)

Few people embody the corporatist revolving door greasing Washington as purely as Elizabeth Fowler By Glenn Greenwald for the Guardian – Former WellPoint VP Elizabeth Fowler sits behind her boss,... 

Raising The Medicare Age May Be Good GOP Politics

December 4, 2012 (1 Comment)

But Single-Payer Is The Better Solution For All Americans By Rick Ungar for Forbes – As the GOP pursues its ‘War on Entitlements’ as a part of the fiscal cliff ballet, the notion of raising... 

GOP leaders offer ‘fiscal cliff’ counterproposal

December 4, 2012 (Comments Off on GOP leaders offer ‘fiscal cliff’ counterproposal)

Would Raise Medicare’s Eligibility Age to 67 By Lori Montgomery for the Washington Post – House GOP leaders endorsed a debt-reduction plan Monday that would raise tax collections by $800 billion...