Posts Tagged ‘Dennis Kucinich’

What America Lost When Dennis Kucinich Lost

By John Nichols for The Nation – Dennis Kucinich is one of the strongest supporters of single-payer healthcare in the House. He co-sponsored HR 676 from the start. We at Healthcare-NOW! are sad to see him go and hope that he finds a way to continue his political career. See our founder, Marilyn Clement, pictured…

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August Single-Payer Update

Healthcare-NOW! is committed to educating, advocating and agitating for the universal, equitable, and humane health care system we truly need – improved Medicare for All. Find out about some of the activism that continues to build the movement: 1. See our roundup of Medicare’s 45th Birthday events from all over the country. Congratulations to all…

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On Medicare anniversary, lawmakers tout inevitability of single payer

By Sahil Kapur for the Raw Story – A trio of progressives in Congress invoked the 45th birthday of Medicare Friday to call for a national single payer health insurance system, predicting it’s “inevitable” if Americans want lower costs. “It has never been more important to have a strong movement behind Medicare for All,” wrote…

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Kucinich’s Healthcare Sell-out

by Billy Wharton – The Obama administration cracked a tough nut today in their relentless drive to sponsor a corporate restructuring of the American healthcare system. Dennis Kucinich, who had been one of the few voices of opposition to the faulty healthcare “reform,” announced today that he intend to vote “Yes” on the healthcare bill…

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Former Rep. Massa Claims He Was Forced Out over Healthcare Bill

From Democracy NOW! – Meanwhile, Democratic leaders in the House are scrambling to secure enough votes to pass the Senate’s version of the healthcare reform package. Intense pressure is reportedly being placed on some Democratic lawmakers to support the party line. New York Democrat Eric Massa is claiming he was forced out of Congress by…

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Our Last Chance on State Single Payer Option

This is a letter form Rep. Dennis Kucinich Dear Friends, Thank you for all of your efforts on behalf of the Kucinich Amendment for a state single payer option which would protect the right of states to pursue a single payer health care system. Unfortunately, the House Leadership has rejected the many appeals on behalf…

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Between You and Your Doctor: The Bureaucracy of Private Health Insurance

On September 16 and 17, Domestic Policy Subcommittee Chairman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) held a two-part hearing entitled, “Between You and Your Doctor: the Bureaucracy of Private Health Insurance.” The hearing examined how the bureaucracy of private health insurance companies affects the medical care of patients. The Subcommittee heard testimony from: Mr. Mark Gendernalik Father of…

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House Lets States Do Single Payer Healthcare

By David Swanson – On Friday morning at 9:45 a.m. ET in the House Committee on Education and Labor, the committee members voted 25 to 19 to pass Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s amendment to the healthcare reform bill. This amendment, if it survives the full House, the Senate, the conference, and the President, will not alter…

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