PATIENT SAFETY AND QUALITY OF LIFE AT STAKE The registered nurses of the North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH) voted overwhelmingly July 19 to authorize their union leadership to call a strike if necessary in their ongoing negotiations with hospital management. In a unified show of strength, 99% of the voting members voted in favor of…

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Recently, we announced Frontline’s new program, “Obama’s Deal,” which included a segment that featured single-payer advocates arrested in the Senate Finance Committee protesting the exclusion of single-payer witnesses from the proceedings. It exposed some of the sordid deals struck by congressional lawmakers and the White House with the health insurance industry and Big Pharma. While…

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By Rose Ann DeMoro, Executive Director, National Nurses United – Passage of President Obama’s healthcare bill proves that Congress can enact comprehensive social legislation in the face of virulent rightwing opposition. Now that we have an insurance bill, can we move on to healthcare reform? As an organization of registered nurses, we have an obligation…

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If you missed last night’s national conference call on the recently passed health bill and the individual mandate, you can listen to it here. We had about 250 people on this call, and we’d like to thank you for participating, and donating. This call’s success means that we can keep organizing national conference calls in…

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Join Healthcare-NOW! for a conference call exposing the last minute negotiations of the health care bill and the ramifications of the mandate to purchase private insurance when public programs like Medicaid and Medicare suffer. The conference call is tomorrow, Monday, March 22nd at 8 PM EST. Guest speakers include: – Michael Lighty, Policy Director for…

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Mother Hilda Sarkisyan, takes her fight for her daughter Nataline to recieve a liver transplant to the executive headquarters of health insurance giant CIGNA. Her battle inspires top executive Wendell Potter to resign and become a leading advocate for reform. Dateline NBC, segment 5, with Sarkisyan, CNA protest & Nataline’s death. Visit msnbc.com for breaking…

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By Donna Smith – Those millions of us who support a Medicare for All, single-payer, reform for the healthcare crisis in this nation have some work to do over the next few days. Senators are on their way to their home states for the one-week Thanksgiving recess – and they need a little up close…

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By Donna Smith – When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces the healthcare bill she plans to bring to the floor Thursday, will it still have the amendment that allows individual states the option of bypassing legal barriers to pass state single payer bills? Apparently not, in the latest concession to the insurance industry, Blue Dog…

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