By Margaret Flowers, M.D. for Tikkun Magazine – As we sit here on the other side of the recent health reform process, we have an opportunity for reflection. There were many times during the past year and a half when passage of a health bill seemed unlikely. However, in the end, the White House and…

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By Peter Hart for FAIR – The PBS program Frontline on April 13 offered a look at the White House drive for healthcare reform titled Obama’s Deal. Like a previous Frontline special about the U.S. healthcare system, the program failed to adequately include single-payer. But the way the show did it this time was remarkable.…

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Katie Robbins, National Organizer for Healthcare-NOW!, a leader in the fight for single-payer healthcare or Medicare for All, was invited to address the National Action Network in New York City. It was clear after arriving that conference organizers believed she was representing a coalition with a similar name known as Health Care for America Now…

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By Dr. Quentin Young – Building the Single-Payer Movement Having just gone through a grueling, frequently raucous debate on health reform, capped by the narrowest of votes to pass the Obama administration’s bill, many activists are now tempted to adopt a “wait and see” attitude on how the new law plays out. A few others…

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By Peter Shapiro for fightbacknews.org – Passage of President Obama’s health care reform in late March made for great political theater. Here was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, skillfully maneuvering the bill through Congress after many had given it up for lost. Here was House minority leader and Republican point man John Boehner, reduced to ranting…

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What did we get, what didn’t we get, and where to do we go from here? On April 11, 2010 we were lucky to be joined by Kevin Zeese (Prosperity Agenda) and Ethel Long Scott (Women’s Economic Agenda Project) on our monthly single-payer activists conference call to hear their excellent analysis of the health insurance…

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By Dr. Quentin Young – With the passage of the Democrats’ health bill, Congress and President Obama have created a new (and not so new) legislative framework for health care finance in the United States. Now that we’ve officially entered the post-legislative period, it’s worth noting how we got to where we are. The for-profit…

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While many celebrate the passage of the health bill, Healthcare-NOW! remains committed to building the movement for the health care we need in an expanded and improved Medicare-for-all system. The new health bill closely resembles the legislation written by Liz Fowler, former Vice President of Public Policy for Well Point, one of the nation’s largest…

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From the Real News Network – On Tuesday, President Obama signed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. The bill has been proclaimed historic, and the media, following administration’s lead, called the House vote a victory. But supporters of the health reform are divided on the merits of the legislation. A day before the…

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