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 a hearing this week on the benefits other countries enjoy from a single-payer system that would benefit everyone except the profiteering…

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Now’s your chance to vote for the worst health insurance company of 2013! The nominees are… UnitedHealth for paying its CEO, Stephen Hemsley, $49 million last year. Moda Health for paying $40 million for naming rights to the Portland Trailblazers arena. Anthem Blue Cross for predatory premium increases even while announcing $2.7 billion in net…

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Government employees returned to work yesterday, and the price of averting a default on the country’s debts was the creation of a bi-partisan committee instructed to develop a long-term plan, by December 13, to reform Medicaid, Medicare, and other federal programs. Here at Healthcare-NOW! we have a prediction: As always, talks over this “grand bargain”…

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Congress is in recess for the rest of August, and we thought we’d try something new. So we created, and are now taking nominations for, The 2013 Award for Profiteering and Deceit in the Private Health Insurance Industry. Now’s your chance to nominate the worst insurance company of 2013! Just tell us the which insurance…

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In just a couple of weeks, on Saturday, August 24, people from around the country will convene on Washington, D.C. to mark the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 civil rights “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” Can you join Healthcare-NOW!, and our allies, in D.C. as we call for universal, guaranteed healthcare as essential…

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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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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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By Benjamin Day, Healthcare-NOW! Director of Organizing – Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the Affordable Care Act’s “Cadillac Tax” will accelerate the erosion of quality health insurance as employers demand higher copays and deductibles from their workers to keep their premiums low enough to avoid the tax. While the Times is correct about…

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Healthcare-NOW! is pleased to join with Progressive Democrats of America to support a nationwide call-in day today to increase awareness and co-sponsors in Congress for HR 676–the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard toll-free at (866) 220-0044, ask for your representative’s office, and then ask them to sign as…

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Kevin is fasting for 30 days, using the money he would normally spend on food to help pay his hospital bill. He asks you to sign on to this email to LewisGale Hospital telling them not to engage in predatory billing. Please Share This Action on Facebook Please read this message from Kevin, and support…

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