From GritTV.org – “Sooner or later people are going to realize that decisions about whether one lives or dies should not be predicated on ‘How much money can I make off this?’” says Michael Moore, looking back at his film Sicko with Donna Smith of National Nurses United. They both note that it’s the health…

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By Claudia Chaufan – March is Women’s History Month. But this year, for the vast majority of women in America, there is little to celebrate. Over the past months, “deficit gurus” in the U.S. House of Representatives have unleashed the most devastating assault on women’s health in our nation’s history. If legislation already passed in…

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By Donna Smith – It’s a club I will never be in. Michael Moore told us about them this week. The Forbes 400. The richest 400 people in America. They own more stuff and have more cash and assets than half of the rest of us (roughly 150,000,000+ people) combined. But I had to dig…

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According to a recent study by the Urban Institute, 23 million people will still be uninsured after The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is fully implemented. 40 percent of those 23 million would be eligible for, but not enrolled in, Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). A further 22 percent would…

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By Robert Pear for the New York Times – WASHINGTON — Members of Congress, including Democrats, have urged the Obama administration to search for another Medicare chief after concluding that the Senate is unlikely to confirm President Obama’s temporary appointee, Dr. Donald M. Berwick. Dr. Berwick’s principal deputy, Marilyn B. Tavenner, has emerged as a…

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By Robert Pear for the New York Times – MANCHESTER, N.H. — Workers at a circuit-board factory here just saw their health insurance premiums rise 20 percent. At Buddy Zaremba’s print shop nearby, the increase was 37 percent. And for engineers at the Woodland Design Group, they rose 43 percent. The new federal health care…

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Helen Redmond, a social worker in Chicago, describes the “festival of fighters” she encountered on a trip to Madison, Wis., with a delegation from National Nurses United. THE MOOD on the bus was jubilant and serious. National Nurses United (NNU) organized a group of union members to go to Wisconsin to support state workers in…

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The president supports state innovation in health care, but vigilance is required to ensure state reforms improve health as we continue to call for national reform By Margaret Flowers, M.D. for PNHP – President Obama announced at the National Governors Association on Monday that he supports an amendment to the health law that would allow…

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Watching working people stand up and fight back inspires us! We don’t have to tell you that Wisconsin’s groundswell is what we need to create real change. As workers lose benefits, the people in Wisconsin and around the country know that unreasonably high health insurance costs are at the root of the fiscal crisis in…

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By David Nather for Politico – Forget all the shouting you’ve heard about the new mandate to buy health coverage. Forget the lawsuits, the cries of “Big Government” from Republicans and the Democrats’ claims that the new health care law would fall apart without it. What if it just plain doesn’t work? That’s a real…

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