Archive for January 2014

Single-Payer Activist Guide to the ACA Now Available

Almost 200 supporters have received their “Single-Payer Activist Guide to the Affordable Care Act” as gifts for donations since December, and it is now available at wholesale prices at our online store. You can order your copy for only $5, which includes the cost of shipping, or save by ordering in bulk. The 30-page, 8.5″…

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Med Students Lobby for New Yorkers’ Health

By Claire Hughes for TimesUnion.com – Doctors must advocate for their patients’ health — with supervisors who approve procedures, for instance, or insurance companies that pay for services. On Tuesday, dozens of doctors-to-be tried different advocacy skills — lobbying state lawmakers to advance proposals they believe will improve New Yorkers’ health. “If we are not…

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The Worst Health Insurance Company of 2013

The 2013 Award for Profiteering and Deceit in the Private Health Insurance Industry goes to… UnitedHealth for paying its CEO, Stephen Hemsley, $49 million in 2012. We want to thank everyone who participated. We’re planning to send the award to UnitedHealth’s world headquarters in Minneapolis, MN soon. We’ll also include all of the reasons you…

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Labor Builds Support for Medicare for All

While Obamacare Enrollment Continues to Lag, Labor Builds Support for Expanded and Improved Medicare for All By Pearl Korn for Huffington Post – The 113th Congress will likely be remembered as the most unproductive in our history, and with an overall approval rating of 9 perent, it is safe to say that most Americans do…

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The ACA and America’s Health-Care Mess

By Gerald Friedman for Dollars and Sense – While it was enacted in 2010 without a single Republican vote, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), a.k.a. “Obamacare,” was built on a model first proposed by the conservative Heritage Foundation in the 1990s and implemented by Republican Governor Mitt Romney in Massachusetts in 2006.…

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Lance Armstrong’s Doctor Calls for Single-Payer System

By Deanna Pogorelc for MedCity News – The latest outcry for a single-payer healthcare system comes from a duo of prominent cancer doctors who call on their fellow oncologists to support what they call “an improved Medicare for all” resembling Canada’s healthcare system. In an article scheduled to be published today in the Journal of…

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True Single-Payer Healthcare System Being Considered in New York Assembly

From Truthout – New York State Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, who represents the Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen sections of Manhattan (D-75th District), has introduced a bill to implement a true single-payer healthcare system in New York State. Although the legislation made it out of the healthcare committee of the Assembly last year, it then was basically…

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Host An ‘Everybody INstitute’ with Healthcare-NOW!

Would you like to jump start single-payer organizing in your area with an Everybody INstitute? An Everybody INstitute is a one or two day training focused on developing skills and strategies for single-payer organizing, messaging, outreach, public education, media, and legislative advocacy. Whether it’s starting a new chapter, getting more activists involved, advancing single-payer legislation,…

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Single-Payer Is Not Dead

By Froma Harrop for Real Clear Politics – The prospects for single-payer health care — adored by many liberals, despised by private health insurers and looking better all the time to others — did not die in the Affordable Care Act. It was thrown a lifeline through a little-known provision tucked in the famously long…

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Is Obamacare a Step Toward Single-Payer?

By Gary Lapon for SocialistWorker.org – NO, NO and no: That’s been the Republican Party position on health care reform since the Obama administration’s first months in office. No matter how many pro-industry concessions were made in drafting what came to be called the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Republicans never wavered in their all-out opposition.…

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