By Andy Coates for Labor Notes – A year after President Obama signed his health care reform with strong support from the labor movement, advocates of a single-payer system might be tempted to ask, “How’s that working out for you?” At last weekend’s conference of the Labor Campaign for Single Payer, a Plumbers and Pipe…

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By Carl Hulse for the New York Times – House Republicans plan this week to propose more than $4 trillion in federal spending reductions over the next decade by reshaping popular programs like Medicare, the Budget Committee chairman said Sunday in opening a new front in the intensifying budget wars. Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,”…

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Join the movement to make healthcare a human right by becoming a Healthcare-NOW! member today! Members receive: a Healthcare-NOW! t-shirt. invites to monthly national single-payer activist conference call. access to updated single-payer resources and materials. invites to leadership training sessions. discounted Healthcare-NOW! National Strategy Conference registration. We must continue to fight for a single-payer, universal…

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From CNN Money – A year after the passing of health reform, a new industry report revealed that consumers may be paying billions of dollars more in out-of-pocket health care expenses than was previously thought. These “hidden” costs of health care — like taking time off to care for elderly parents — add up to…

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By Bennett Hall for the Corvallis Gazette-Times – Shortly after noon on Friday, state Rep. Michael Dembrow stepped to the microphone and addressed a crowd of about 150 people gathered on the steps of the Oregon Capitol in Salem. “You look so healthy,” he told his audience. “You must all have good health insurance.” The…

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By Peter Hirschfeld for TimesArgus.com – MONTPELIER — Rutland City Mayor Christopher Louras on Wednesday urged lawmakers to pursue with force the single-payer health-care proposal now under consideration in the Statehouse. At the risk of offending his former Republican colleagues and the Rutland business community at large, Louras said, he believes the state’s health-care system…

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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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By Michael Lyon, SF Gray Panthers – Obama’s Health Plan is fatally flawed because it uses insurance companies to deliver healthcare, but the Health Plan also directly threatens Medicare. People talk about “the healthcare crisis,” but actually there are two healthcare crises. For us, the healthcare crisis is 51 million uninsured, stripping workers’ health plans,…

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Contact: Rebecca Elgie Tel: (607)272-0621 Website: www.healthcare-now.org Email: healthylink@earthlink.net June 14th 2010 – Atlanta, GA – Rededicating themselves to the fight for single-payer health care, the League of Women Voters US (LWVUS) passed a resolution with a wide majority at their national convention “to advocate strongly for bills that legislate for improved Medicare for all.”…

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Single Payer is the Surprising Clear Winner By Ivan J. Miller – Download the full report here. A new health care system could improve the bottom line for most businesses, reduce the impact of government related regulation, and free employers from managing employee health care. A redesigned health care system using single payer financing offers…

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