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Lower Health Insurance Premiums to Come at Cost of Fewer Choices

September 24, 2013 (6 Comments)

From the New York Times – Federal officials often say that health insurance will cost consumers less than expected under President Obama’s health care law. But they rarely mention one big reason:... 

Health Spending Expected To Exceed Economic Growth

September 20, 2013 (1 Comment)

From Kaiser Health News – The nation’s total health spending will bump up next year as the health law expands insurance coverage to more Americans, and then will grow by an average of 6.2 percent... 

Frances Fox Piven to Speak at Healthcare-NOW! Strategy Conference

September 19, 2013 (Comments Off on Frances Fox Piven to Speak at Healthcare-NOW! Strategy Conference)

We are thrilled to announce that Frances Fox Piven, professor of political science and sociology at City University of New York, will give the keynote address at our National Strategy Conference in Nashville... 

AFL-CIO Reaffirms Commitment to Single Payer–Demands Fixes to ACA

September 12, 2013 (Comments Off on AFL-CIO Reaffirms Commitment to Single Payer–Demands Fixes to ACA)

From All Unions for Single Payer – The just concluded AFL-CIO convention reaffirmed its commitment to a single payer health care system while demanding that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) be fixed... 

Shumlin Payroll Tax to Fund Single Payer Unpalatable to Business

September 11, 2013 (Comments Off on Shumlin Payroll Tax to Fund Single Payer Unpalatable to Business)

By Andrew Stein for VTDigger.org – If Gov. Peter Shumlin pursues a payroll tax to fund a publicly financed health care system, he will meet heavy resistance from one of the state’s most influential... 

Health law’s ailments can be cured by single-payer system

September 11, 2013 (Comments Off on Health law’s ailments can be cured by single-payer system)

All the shortcomings of the healthcare restructuring result from the decision to leave it in the hands of private insurers. By Michael Hiltzik for the LA Times – With the Oct. 1 rollout of a major... 

600,000 Member NYSUT Reaffirms Single Payer Support

September 10, 2013 (Comments Off on 600,000 Member NYSUT Reaffirms Single Payer Support)

From Unions For Single Payer – The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) has reaffirmed support for single payer health care. The reaffirmation, which was submitted by Retiree Council 12, calls... 

Stopping the TPP is Essential to Work for a Universal Health System

September 10, 2013 (2 Comments)

By Margaret Flowers for FlushTheTPP.org – The Obama administration has been negotiating an agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the past three years that is now heading into...