Posts Tagged ‘public option’

Washington’s Revolving Door Is Hazardous to Our Health

By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship for Common Dreams – We’ve seen how Washington insiders write the rules of politics and the economy to protect powerful special interests, but now as we enter the holiday season, and a month or so after the election, we’re getting a refresher course in just how that inside game…

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Obamacare architect leaves White House for pharmaceutical industry job

Few people embody the corporatist revolving door greasing Washington as purely as Elizabeth Fowler By Glenn Greenwald for the Guardian – When the legislation that became known as “Obamacare” was first drafted, the key legislator was the Democratic Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Max Baucus, whose committee took the lead in drafting the legislation.…

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Action Alert: State of the Union

Tonight, President Obama will deliver the State of the Union Address to those who are anxiously waiting to hear what he will say about Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. While President Obama has stated he will not urge cuts to Social Security in his speech tonight, a narrowly defeated proposal by the Deficit Commission to…

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Hsiao says hybrid single-payer is best option for Vermont

By Jon Margolis for VTDigger.org – Dr. William Hsiao made his presentation to the full Vermont House and Senate Wednesday, Jan. 19. His full 138-page report in PDF is here. His PowerPoint presentation is available in PDF here. For his 10-page summary statement in PDF click here . The very day the U.S. House of…

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Rally for Healthcare Sanity

Have you heard? On October 30th, Jon Stewart is organizing a rally in Washington DC to “restore sanity,” while Stephen Colbert is organizing a counter demo to “keep fear alive.” Sounds a little bit like Healthcare-NOW!’s campaign to implement a national universal healthcare system as the only sane answer to our healthcare crisis. Yet, corporate…

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The Happy Dance of Richard Kirsch

From CorrentWire.com – Every once in a while, Richard Kirsch, does a “happy dance” article celebrating his own Health Care for America Now campaign for health care reform, whose outcome of course was the wonderful bill legislated by the Congress last Spring. Kirsch, who is now a Senior Fellow at The Roosevelt Institute, posted his…

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Happy 45th Birthday, Medicare

Join in actions across the country this Friday, July 30th in celebrating 45 Years of Medicare – and call for Medicare for All. Groups across the country are organizing events this Friday to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Medicare – and to continue to push for a single payer, improved and expanded Medicare for All…

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Obama’s Health Care Bill Is Enough to Make You Sick

By Chris Hedges for Truthdig – A close reading of the new health care legislation, which will conveniently take effect in 2014 after the next presidential election, is deeply depressing. The legislation not only mocks the lofty promises made by President Barack Obama, exposing most as lies, but sadly reconfirms that our nation is hostage…

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Rising Costs: A Health Care Challenge For Democrats

by Julie Rovner for NPR – For Democrats, passing the new health care law may have been the easy part. Now that it’s the law, everything that happens in health care, whether due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or not, is their responsibility. “The Democrats have guaranteed that the American health care…

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