By RoseAnn DeMoro for the Guardian – Lost amidst the well-chronicled travails of the Affordable Care Act rollout are the long term effects of people struggling to get the health coverage they need without going bankrupt. If that sounds familiar, it’s because that’s been the main story line of the US healthcare system for several…

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Not-for-profit hospitals are almost entirely tax exempt, in part because of the expectation they will provide free or low-cost “charity care” to those in need. By Kari Lydersen for In These Times – Not-for-profit hospitals, including some of the country’s biggest and best-known institutions, are almost entirely tax exempt, in part because of the expectation…

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By Rose Ann DeMoro for the Nation – Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act, former insurance company executive Wendell Potter’s appeal to single payer advocates to “bury the hatchet,” recently published in The Nation, is both misdirected and shortsighted. Potter argues that insurance industry pirates will exploit left critiques of…

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Healthcare-NOW! is proud to be one of more than 85 environmental, labor, and health groups to endorse National Nurses United’s “Protest the Global 1%” march and rally on May 18 in Chicago. As part of their Main Street Not Wall Street campaign, NNU is calling for a financial transaction tax – or Robin Hood tax…

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By Mary O’Brien for Common Dreams – After wincing a bit from the free flu shot, my young patient turned to me and said, “What you’re doing here is awesome – it’s so hard get health care!” “Here” happened to be New York City’s Zuccotti Park in mid-November, the epicenter of Occupy Wall Street, just…

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Join Healthcare-NOW! and National Nurses United for a day of action on Thursday November 3rd. We have to let the world know we will not let the 1% continue to steal our money or cut Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security–the programs that help keep us housed, healthy, and fed through hard times and older age.…

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