Archive for July 2013

Call for Workshop Proposals

Healthcare-NOW! will be hosting its National Strategy Conference for the single-payer healthcare movement the weekend of October 5-6 this year in Nashville, TN. Participants are invited to submit workshop proposals for potential inclusion in the conference. The conference aims to build our movement and facilitate creative and effective organizing – this is your chance to…

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Stepping Up Our Organizing

The single-payer healthcare movement has been busy, and the next few months will be packed with organizing efforts as well. With so much going on, we’re thrilled that National Nurses United (NNU) has decided to match every dollar you donate to support Healthcare-NOW!’s work until we reach our $5,000 goal. If you become a Healthcare…

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New York City Labor Council Endorses HR 676

By Kay Tillow, UnionsForSinglePayer.org – The Executive Board of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, unanimously approved a resolution supporting HR 676, national single payer health care legislation, sponsored by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez calls this resolution “Labor’s way of standing up for the health and well-being of…

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Send a Letter to the Editor for Medicare for All

Writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper is this week’s action to support Medicare-for-all! Go here to easily tell your local newspaper that, instead of cuts, we should expand Medicare to cover everyone living in the United States. Before submitting your letter, keep in mind that letters to the editor are most…

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T-Shirts On Sale!

To celebrate Medicare’s 48 anniversary this July, all of our “Improved Medicare for All” t-shirts are on sale for $15 until Sunday! Go to our online store to get yours now. The t-shirts are union made in the USA and come in gray and navy blue. We also have pins, bumper stickers, pamphlets, books, DVDs,…

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Pause in Honor of Medicare

By Richard Propp, M.D. for the Times Union (Albany, N.Y.) – At this time of year I usually start thinking about the passage of Medicare in July of 1965. How in the world did President Johnson decide to take on Congress to approve such a huge program for seniors? To sum it up, it was…

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July 30 – Medicare Turns 48!

On July 30, 2013, Medicare turns 48! Tell Congress and the President that we should expand Medicare to cover everyone. Medicare has provided longer, healthier lives and basic health security for two generations of seniors, reducing uninsurance among those over 65 to almost zero, and having the single greatest impact reducing racial inequities in healthcare…

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‘Obamacare’ Bends for Big Business… Again

Critics blast Obama’s decision to delay mandated employer health insurance in Affordable Care Act that was already a concession to private industry By Sarah Lazare for Common Dreams – The one-year delay of what Obama touted as a 'key provision' to his plan will apply to businesses that employ 50 or more full-time workers. The…

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A Road Map to State Single Payer

This year, some of our movement’s most inspirational organizing has focused on state-level single-payer healthcare legislation. Consequently, our ally Public Citizen released a report today titled “A Road Map to ‘Single Payer:’ How States Can Escape the Clutches of the Private Health Insurance System.” The report aims to help state legislators and activists navigate the…

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Anthony Weiner’s single-payer plan is progressive, but not single-payer

By Reid Pillfant for Capital New York – Advocates for a single-payer health care plan see plenty of reasons to like Anthony Weiner’s proposed overhaul of the city’s health system. They just think it’s mislabeled. “Well as I understand his proposal, it’s not what I would call a single-payer proposal, but it has some useful…

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