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Is Obamacare In the Interest of Workers?

March 31, 2014 (Comments Off on Is Obamacare In the Interest of Workers?)

From the Real News – In round two of our debate with Dr. Margaret Flowers and economist Dean Baker, we discuss whether CBO’s prediction that Obamacare will trigger reduction of work hours... 

With Hippocratic Oath, Doctors Pledge Allegiance to Patients, Not Profits

March 28, 2014 (Comments Off on With Hippocratic Oath, Doctors Pledge Allegiance to Patients, Not Profits)

By Dr. Philip Caper for Bangor Daily News – The Maine Medical Association recently updated a 2008 poll of their members that asked the question, “When considering the topic of health care reform,... 

The Single Payer Movement Expands

March 17, 2014 (Comments Off on The Single Payer Movement Expands)

From Healthcare Finance News – Even as the Affordable Care Act is in its nascent stages, some states are already looking toward 2017 when they can request waivers to opt out of the healthcare exchanges.... 

Action Alert: Write a Letter to the Editor About Senate Healthcare Hearing

March 13, 2014 (8 Comments)

On Tuesday, March 11, a Senate Subcommittee chaired by Bernie Sanders held an unprecedented hearing on what the U.S. can learn from countries with single-payer healthcare systems. The evidence was overwhelming:... 

Watch an Expert Teach a Smug U.S. Senator About Canadian Healthcare

March 13, 2014 (11 Comments)

From the LA Times – A U.S. politician’s I-don’t-need-no-stinkin’-facts approach to health policy ran smack into some of those troublesome facts Tuesday at a Senate hearing on... 

IAM Transport Lodge Endorses HR 676

March 12, 2014 (Comments Off on IAM Transport Lodge Endorses HR 676)

Local Lodge 1635 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) has endorsed HR 676, national single payer health care legislation, sponsored by Congressman John Conyers (D... 

Take Action for Senate Single Payer Bill

March 10, 2014 (1 Comment)

The cause of universal healthcare is alive and well. Not only is the state of Vermont moving toward a single-payer system, but Vermont’s U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced a bill and is holding... 

New York State ARA Endorses HR 676, Single-Payer

March 6, 2014 (Comments Off on New York State ARA Endorses HR 676, Single-Payer)

From Unions for Single Payer – The New York State Alliance for Retired Americans, NYSARA, at its most recent annual meeting, endorsed HR 676, Congressman John Conyers’ national single payer...