On March 10, 2011, the Borough of Fort Lee, NJ endorsed a resolution supporting single-payer healthcare as proposed by HR 676, the “Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act.” Fort Lee’s endorsement is one of over 70 state and local governments that have already passed similar resolutions supporting HR 676. If passed through Congress, HR…

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By Peter Hirschfeld for TimesArgus.com – MONTPELIER — Rutland City Mayor Christopher Louras on Wednesday urged lawmakers to pursue with force the single-payer health-care proposal now under consideration in the Statehouse. At the risk of offending his former Republican colleagues and the Rutland business community at large, Louras said, he believes the state’s health-care system…

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Thanks to everyone who participated in the conference call about our Win-Win Campaign for Healthy Cities on Saturday afternoon. We had over 40 people on the call from all over the country, and many of you had really great questions and feedback. If you missed the call, you can listen to it here: [audio:http://recordings.freeconferencecalling.com/mp3/0/441086/MN2124_01232010100439731_1050093.mp3] Or…

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The New York State Senate passed a resolution on June 2, 2009 supporting HR 676 and national, single-payer healthcare. The language of the resolution is as follows. New York State Senate Resolution Urging the New York State Congressional delegation to enact H.R. 676 Adopted 06/02/09 BILL TEXT: 2313 Sponsor: Senator BRESLIN Cosponsors: Senators ADDABBO, DIAZ,…

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By Andrew J. Bernstein for the Saratogian— After a vote Tuesday, the City Council threw its support behind universal health care, passing a resolution to back federal legislation to establish a new paradigm for medical insurance. If passed through Congress, the HR-676 will create a single-payer health care system administered by private entities and funded…

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On April 14, the Santa Monica City Council voted unanimously to support both SB810 and HR676, endorsing universal single-payer healthcare at the state and national levels. Public speakers included nurse Geri Jenkins, co-president of the California Nurses Association National Nurses’ Organizing Committee; Progressive Democrats of America member Dr. Jo Olson, pediatrician at Children’s Hospital, assistant…

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Both Houses of the Maine state legislature, on roll call votes, have endorsed a single payer healthcare system and HR 676. Separately, a just released poll conducted by the Maine Medical Society, shows that a majority of the state’s physicians support a single payer healthcare system. The HR 676 resolution and vote in Maine, follows…

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Since early days of Bill Clinton’s administration, 16 years ago, Rep. Jim McDermott has carried the torch for a national single-payer health program. A Washington Post profile characterized his devotion to the cause as bordering on religious. At one point in the early 1990’s, McDermott had nearly 90 House cosponsors for a Canada style national…

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Congressman John Conyers, Jr., today issued a statement expressing his appreciation for the actions of the Philadelphia City Council. On Thursday, January 29, 2009 the council voted to endorse Congressman Conyers’ single-payer universal health care bill H.R. 676, the “United States National Health Care Act.” “I am eternally grateful to the elected representatives of the…

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Today, groups representing doctors, nurses, healthcare advocates and labor unions are applauding the Philadelphia City Council for passing a resolution in support of national, single payer health care (HR 676) and two state single payer bills. The resolution, sponsored by Councilman Greenlee and Councilwoman Tasco, makes Philadelphia the 28th city and 46th local government to…

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