Tonight, President Obama will deliver the State of the Union Address to those who are anxiously waiting to hear what he will say about Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. While President Obama has stated he will not urge cuts to Social Security in his speech tonight, a narrowly defeated proposal by the Deficit Commission to…

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Tired of the political theater in Washington, DC? Want to tell real stories by real people who need real change from Congress? As House Republicans make their futile attempt to repeal health reform, join us in launching the “Will You Cry for Me, John Boehner?” campaign. Because we know Speaker of the House Boehner has…

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Tell Congress: Don’t Cut Our Social Security and Medicare programs. CALL TODAY. Join today’s National Call Congress Day and tell your Representative and Senators to SAY NO to cutting our Social Security and Medicare. Call 866-220-0044 for the capitol switchboard and ask to be connected. Don’t know your Representative or Senators? Go here. The Co-Chairs…

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The Co-Chairs of the National Fiscal Commission have proposed carving up Social Security and Medicare like a Thanksgiving turkey. They want to increase the retirement age to 69, deeply cut benefits for middle-class workers, reduce annual Cost of Living Adjustments, increase healthcare costs to patients, and reduce Medicare reimbursements to providers. We need your help…

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Have you heard? On October 30th, Jon Stewart is organizing a rally in Washington DC to “restore sanity,” while Stephen Colbert is organizing a counter demo to “keep fear alive.” Sounds a little bit like Healthcare-NOW!’s campaign to implement a national universal healthcare system as the only sane answer to our healthcare crisis. Yet, corporate…

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By Kay Tillow – Braddock, the home of many a working class battle, now fights to save its hospital, the best building in town, from the wrecker’s ball. Braddock, Pennsylvania, the site of the US Steel’s Edgar Thompson Works, lies along the north bank of the Monongahela just up the river from Pittsburgh. Braddock’s story…

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Since the launch of Healthcare-NOW!’s newest campaign, Hands Off Our Medicare, thousands have joined with us to say, “No cuts to our social insurance programs – we must protect, improve, and expand them.” Meanwhile, members of the Deficit Commission have been locking out workers and insulting advocates for the elderly. In response, Healthcare-NOW! has called…

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Here’s some GOOD NEWS – The Fair Elections Now Act, the bill providing for publicly funded elections for Congress, has passed in committee and has moved to the floor of the House of Representatives. This bill gives members of Congress an alternative to being dependent on campaign cash from lobbyists and it gives any citizen…

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People want more healthcare reform, not less. We have to stay strong for the single-payer healthcare system we need. This is why Healthcare-NOW! is mobilizing for the 10/2/10 March on Washington for Peace, Jobs and Justice. On October 2, we will tell the world that One Nation Needs One Healthcare Plan: Medicare for All! Here…

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This Thursday, September 23rd an important Congressional briefing is scheduled on Capitol Hill to address changes to Medicare–which could weaken the program–that the Deficit Commission is exploring. The briefing’s panelists will describe the strengths of our current Medicare program, in particular how it reduces poverty and health disparities, and how a single-payer, or “improved Medicare…

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