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Immigrants Contribute More To Medicare Than They Take Out

May 30, 2013 (3 Comments)

By Jordan Rau for Kaiser Health News – As Congress mulls changing America’s border and naturalization rules, a study finds that immigrant workers are helping buttress Medicare’s finances, because... 

New York Times Gets So-Called “Cadillac Tax” Wrong

May 29, 2013 (10 Comments)

By Benjamin Day, Healthcare-NOW! Director of Organizing – Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the Affordable Care Act’s “Cadillac Tax” will accelerate the erosion of quality... 

New Hampshire AFL-CIO Endorses HR 676

May 29, 2013 (3 Comments)

From UnionsForSinglePayer.org – “On Saturday, May 4th the New Hampshire AFL-CIO unanimously passed a resolution supporting HR 676 and the adoption of a national single payer health care system... 

NC Could Save $18.7B by Adopting Single-Payer

May 28, 2013 (2 Comments)

By Jennifer Thomas for the Charlotte Business Journal – North Carolina could save as much as $18.7 billion next year on health-care costs if it changed the way it finances health care. The catch?... 

Healthcare For A Family Now Costs More Than Groceries To Feed Them For A Year

May 23, 2013 (Comments Off on Healthcare For A Family Now Costs More Than Groceries To Feed Them For A Year)

By Tara Culp-Ressler for ThinkProgress – As medical costs continue to rise, the annual health expenses for a family of four now exceed the typical of cost of their groceries during the same time... 

10,000 Signatures for Universal Healthcare

May 22, 2013 (3 Comments)

By Tanique Williams for LegislativeGazette.com – New Yorkers from across the state — including hundreds of doctors, nurses, patients, labor unions, community organizations, faith groups, and seniors... 

Health Care for All Colorado Will Try for 2014 Ballot

May 22, 2013 (7 Comments)

By Michael Booth for the Denver Post – Health Care for All Colorado will shoot for a 2014 statewide ballot vote rather than 2013, supporters have decided. The progressive cause has launched an education... 

Some unions protest Obamacare’s impact on Multiemployer Health Plans

May 22, 2013 (Comments Off on Some unions protest Obamacare’s impact on Multiemployer Health Plans)

By Kay Tillow – The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, also known as Obamacare, presents challenges to the multi-employer plans through which some unions bargain collectively to provide health care... 

Unions break ranks on ObamaCare

May 21, 2013 (Comments Off on Unions break ranks on ObamaCare)

By Kevin Bogardus for The Hill – Labor unions are breaking with President Obama on ObamaCare. Months after the president’s reelection, a variety of unions are publicly balking at how the administration... 

Oregon Single-Payer Activists Keep Dream of Universal Healthcare Alive

May 16, 2013 (1 Comment)

In Oregon, a separate measure, giving state sponsorship of a comprehensive study on universal healthcare financing, makes its way through the Committee on Ways & Means. By Christopher David Gray for... 

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