Archive for February 2014

A Crusader on What Ails Artists

From the New York Times – Beer bottles clinked and indie-rock classics played overhead at a gallery opening here on a Friday night recently, as one artist after another chatted with Julie Sokolow, a filmmaker and health care advocate who has documented the Pittsburgh scene in detail. There was Eanna Holton, who makes horror masks…

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West Virginia CLC Endorses HR 676 and Sponsors Health Care Theatre

From Unions for Single Payer – “The Eastern Panhandle Central Labor Council is proud to support HR 676,” said Ken Collinson, President. “We believe that health care is a right, not a privilege, and we do everything that we can to support single payer. We are close to DC so we go to rallies whenever…

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Unions, medical providers support universal health care in N.Y.

From the Times Union – Twelve years after he first introduced a bill to promote universal health coverage in New York, Assembly Health Committee Chairman Richard Gottfried thinks Obamacare may give his cause the push it needs in 2014. Federal officials have made successive fixes to address snags in the health law, formally the Affordable…

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Obamacare’s Founding CEO Wants To Bring Single Payer To Mass.

From Talking Points Memo – On his first day as governor of Massachusetts, Donald Berwick promises to set up a commission tasked with finding a way to bring single payer to the Bay State. It’ll have report back to him within a year — ideally sooner. Having run Medicare and Obamacare in Washington for 17…

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Vicco, KY Endorses Single-Payer, HR 676

This little Appalachian community that made national news a year ago by passing a Fairness Ordinance did it again tonight. It voted to endorse Single Payer Healthcare, HR 676, joining 54 other American cities, including Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia, Detroit and Baltimore. The struggling coal town of 334 people unanimously endorsed Expanded and Improved…

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Single Payer Rises Again

As the ACA takes effect, an alternative gains ground at the state level. By Sarah Jaffe for In These Times – When Sergio Espana first began talking to people, just over a year ago, about the need for fundamental changes in the U.S. healthcare system, confusion often ensued. Some people didn’t understand why, if the…

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