On July 30, 2013, Medicare turns 48! Tell Congress and the President that we should expand Medicare to cover everyone. Medicare has provided longer, healthier lives and basic health security for two generations of seniors, reducing uninsurance among those over 65 to almost zero, and having the single greatest impact reducing racial inequities in healthcare…

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From UnionsForSinglePayer.org – Rian Van Leuven, President of the Idaho State AFL-CIO, announced that on June 12, 2013, the delegates to the 55th Annual Idaho State AFL-CIO Convention passed a resolution to publicly endorse and support H.R. 676, Single Payer Healthcare. Further the resolution states “That the Idaho State AFL-CIO will develop working relationships with…

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From Unions for Single Payer – Rick Rigney, President of USW Local 155, reports that his union has endorsed HR 676, national single payer health care legislation sponsored by Congressman John Conyers. “We just believe that every American ought to be afforded the right to have health care,” said Rigney, “but there are a lot…

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From UnionsForSinglePayer.org – “On Saturday, May 4th the New Hampshire AFL-CIO unanimously passed a resolution supporting HR 676 and the adoption of a national single payer health care system that covers all Americans for all necessary medical care including prescription drugs and dental,” reported President Mark MacKenzie. New Hampshire is the 42nd State AFL-CIO Federation…

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By Kay Tillow – The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, also known as Obamacare, presents challenges to the multi-employer plans through which some unions bargain collectively to provide health care insurance for their members. These plans, often called Taft Hartley Plans, currently cover about 26 million workers, families, and retirees. Unless there is a…

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Healthcare-NOW! is pleased to join with Progressive Democrats of America to support a nationwide call-in day today to increase awareness and co-sponsors in Congress for HR 676–the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard toll-free at (866) 220-0044, ask for your representative’s office, and then ask them to sign as…

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Today, Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) reintroduced H.R. 676, “The Expanded And Improved Medicare For All Act.” This bill would establish a privately-delivered, publicly-financed universal health care system, where physicians and non-profit health care providers would be in charge of medical decisions — not insurance companies. H.R. 676 would expand and improve the highly popular…

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Ask your Representative to become an original cosponsor of HR 676: “The Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act.” today! Rep. John Conyers is going to reintroduce national, single-payer healthcare legislation very soon–sometime this week. Before he introduces the bill, Mr. Conyers would like to have as many original cosponsors as possible. Please call your…

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From UnionsForSinglePayer.org – On October 27, 2012, at its convention in Manitowoc, AFT Wisconsin endorsed Congressman John Conyers’ bill, HR 676, a national single payer health care program that would implement Expanded and Improved Medicare for All. “AFT-W will … mobilize our members and our community at the grassroots to encourage other members of the…

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The solution is Improved Medicare for All By Kay Tillow – After the November election, there will be a major effort in Congress to pass a budget deal that will make cuts in Social Security, raise the Medicare and Social Security eligibility age, and perhaps more–unless we act to stop it with a solution that…

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