The most expensive health care in the world provides only run-of-the-mill results. That’s how Dr. Rob Stone, an emergency room doctor in Bloomington and director of Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan, described America’s health care system during a New Albany City Council workshop Thursday. He said Americans spend more on health care, less time…

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Alison Landes, NLC Project Director, has sent us the following report about the resilient efforts in seeking an endorsement for HR 676 from National League of Cities. The National League of Cities (NLC) is the oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States. Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal…

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Richard Propp, MD, of the Capital District Alliance for Universal Healthcare, Inc., reports to Healthcare-NOW! that “on October 20, 2008, the Albany, NY Common Council unanimously passed our resolution endorsing HR676. Thank you for your leadership, technical skills, and inspiration.” Here is the full resolution: RESOLUTION BY THE ALBANY COMMON COUNCIL, OCTOBER 20,2008 Council Member…

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AUSTIN, Texas – Affirming that “every person deserves access to affordable, quality health care” and noting that area residents are not getting it, the Austin City Council called today for the enactment of a nonprofit, single-payer national health insurance program. At its regular Thursday meeting, the Council voted to endorse the U.S. National Health Insurance…

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The U.S. Conference of Mayors today adopted a resolution sponsored by West Palm Beach, Florida Mayor, Lois Frankel, endorsing the passage of H.R. 676, The National Health Insurance Act, Michigan Congressman John Conyers’ bill which expands and improves the Medicare system to cover everyone in the United States under a single-payer national health insurance system.…

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The Associate Press reports that, “San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom signed a resolution this morning in support of legislation that would establish a nationwide universal health insurance program.” Full Article: Newsom signs resolution endorsing universal healthcare bill

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