On Medicare Vouchers and Cuts

Medicare is the main issue for both major political parties. Republicans Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney’s platform is to privatize Medicare and gut Medicaid, but Republicans are not alone in their attacks on our social safety net. Ryan developed his Medicare plan with Democratic Senator Ron Wyden last year. Ryan’s proposal (deceptively titled the “Path…

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Happy Birthday Medicare!

Happy birthday Medicare! Medicare’s 47th anniversary is today and is a valuable opportunity to highlight why we still need single-payer Medicare-for-all. Take a minute to email and then call Congress to let them know you support improving and expanding Medicare to everyone living in the US. Medicare celebrations are happening around the country, including: Monday,…

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Forging Ahead for Medicare-for-All

I’m angry. My father got laid off (again). My 17 year old sister is beginning to look at colleges for an education I already know she’ll still be paying back in two decades. My friends – some of whom have masters and law degrees – can’t find steady employment. And now the Supreme Court has…

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July 30: Celebrate Medicare’s 47th Anniversary

Coming in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to largely uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare’s 47th anniversary on Monday, July 30 is a great opportunity to highlight why we still need single-payer Medicare-for-all. We know that the ACA will not achieve universal coverage — at least 26 million people will remain uninsured…

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Petition to TIAA-CREF: Move Your Money Out of Private Health Insurance!

Socially responsible investors were shocked to learn TIAA-CREF, one of the largest pension funds in the world, invests their socially responsible funds in major private health insurance companies. Private health insurance companies are known for their duplicitous practices in denying and delaying care to maximize profits; literally bankrupting patients, while registering soaring profits for shareholders…

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ACA Upheld: We Still Need Medicare for All

The Supreme Court just released their decision on Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), and their decision is that all components of the law – including the individual mandate requiring citizens buy private health insurance – are upheld and declared constitutional. This decision does not end the fight for expanded and improved Medicare-for-all. We know that…

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Two Events with Michael Moore on June 30 in Philadelphia

An Intimate Reception with Michael Moore and Wendell Potter June 30th, 2012 – 4 PM to 6 PM William Way Center Ballroom, 1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA $100 Minimum Donation. Tickets Available On-line. First Come, First Served. Go Here: http://tiny.cc/sickoreception Hors dourves and non-alcoholic drinks will be available. Beer and wine available for small donation.…

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Preparing for the Supreme Court Decision

A lot of energy is being spent conjecturing on the outcome of the upcoming Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of Obama‚Äôs Affordable Care Act (ACA). As pundits are busy speculating on how the decision will affect Obama’s reelection campaign and upcoming Congressional races, three possible scenarios seem most likely: – The entire law is…

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Michael Moore, Wendell Potter, SiCKO’s in Philly June 30th

Still SiCKO After All These Years Saturday, June 30th, 2012. – 7 PM Plays and Players Theater, 1714 Delancy Street, Philadelphia, PA $40 Minimum Donation. Tickets Available On-line. First Come, First Served. Go Here: http://tiny.cc/sicko5 Michael Moore’s documentary SiCKO was released in 2007 to widespread acclaim. A straight-from-the-heart portrait of the crazy and sometimes cruel…

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It’s Up to Us

The politics of the current moment are clear: the Democrats are desperate to hold onto the White House at any cost and Republicans are fervently working to dismantle our social safety net to further uplift the private market. And meanwhile it’s us — the workers, mothers, fathers, students, nurses, patients, and physicians — that are…

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