Posts Tagged ‘John Conyers’

Lawmakers and Advocates Rally for Expansion of Program to Include Every American

U.S. Rep. John Conyers, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, U.S. Rep Keith Ellison, Others Push for Single-Payer Health Care System From Public Citizen – WASHINGTON, D.C. – To mark the 48th anniversary of Medicare, congressional lawmakers and consumer advocates today called for Medicare to be expanded to provide health insurance to all Americans and highlighted a…

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Conyers Reintroduces National Single-Payer Health Care Bill

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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Call Congress – Single-Payer Bill to be Reintroduced

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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GOP plan is a non-starter

By Rep. John Conyers, Jr. – Medicare is arguably one of the nation’s most successful and cherished public insurance programs. The program covers 47 million elderly and disabled Americans, and helps pay for hospital, physician visits and prescription drugs. It is truly hard to argue with success. The traditional Medicare program, coupled with a supplemental…

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Conyers Reintroduces “Expanded & Improved Medicare For All” Bill (HR 676)

Citing Rising Health Care Costs & Other Systemic Problems With For Profit Health Care As Reason To Move Forward With Non-Profit, Publicly-Financed Health Care Download HR 676 here (.pdf). Download a summary of HR 676 here (.doc). See the full list of Congressional cosponsors here. Washington DC- Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), a long-time national…

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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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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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Health Care, Essential to Democracy

by Katie Robbins & Andy Coates – Two weekends ago, after the bait and switch of a vote on single-payer for a vote on an anti-abortion amendment, we felt wizened to the possibility of unknown threats in the legislative churn on health reform. As insurance and pharmaceutical companies, Catholic bishops, and the right wing throw…

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Giving Single-Payer a Second Look

By Rep. Anthony Weiner – As President Obama prepares to address the nation about his vision for health care reform, we should not overlook the last, best truly transformative change to our health care system: Medicare. We have been staring so intently at the lessons of 1993 that we may have forgotten the universal rule…

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Progressive Democrats take a stand on health care (Video)

The Real News Network covered our rally for single-payer healthcare on July 30th and interviewed David Swanson of AfterDowningStreet.org. From the Real News Network: An amendment introduced by representative Anthony Weiner, which would have created national single payer, has been traded in for a vote on the House floor in September, as a part of…

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