By Bob Kinzel for Vermont Public Radio – (Host) Vermont’s Congressional delegation is pledging to work together to make it easier for the Shumlin Administration to implement a single payer health care plan. The goal is to make it possible for Vermont to seek a waiver from the federal government for a single payer plan…

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By Dr. Quentin Young – As we approach Nov. 2, it’s fair to say that in many ways the distortion of political discourse in our country has never been worse. Extreme right-wing personalities – reincarnated Know-Nothings – are elbowing their way into the nightly airwaves via paid advertisements and Fox News. Billionaires are lavishly funding…

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By Katie Robbins – After a sobering loss for Democrats in the special election held to replace Sen. Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts, probing exit polls about health reform show that the win of Republican Scott Brown who pledged to cast the vote that would kill national health reform, didn’t come from people who thought the…

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An MP3 audio file from our conference call teach-in titled The Truth About Health Reform is now available for download. You can listen to the file here. [audio:https://www.healthcare-now.org/wp-content/uploads/mp3/truthaboutreform.mp3] Or you can download the file by going here: The Truth About Health Reform. Featured speakers include: Ronald Hikel, Legislative Director and Deputy Chief of Staff for…

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Wednesday, for the first time in American history, the US Senate was to debate and vote on single-payer healthcare. Sen. Bernie Sanders submitted an amendment to the Senate health bill that would have expanded Medicare to everyone. But after a stall-tactic by Senate Republicans, requiring that the full 700-page amendment to be read, and, presumably,…

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By Donna Smith – Sickening. Saddening. Maddening. And the stuff of future determination in the political struggle for healthcare for all in the United States. On the floor of the U.S. Senate today, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont rose to offer his single-payer, Medicare for All amendment No. 2837 and to begin debate. Then, one…

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Sen. Bernie Sanders has offered an amendment to the Senate health bill that would expand Medicare to everyone. Watch the Senate debate on the Sanders Amendment right now on CSPAN 2. Just go here. This was posted at 12:20 pm ET.

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Just a few days after 20 demonstrations at Senators’ offices across the country in support of Medicare for All, we learned that Senator Sanders’ Single-Payer Amendment No. 2837 will be debated and voted as soon as today! Amendment No. 2837 would extend healthcare as a basic human right to all. Sens. Brown, Burris, and Sanders,…

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By Jeff Muskus for Huffington Post – While Democratic leaders abandoned the public option on Thursday, one senator reignited his push for an amendment that would allow states to test-pilot single-payer health insurance systems. No matter what federal health care reform finally looks like, the Senate should give interested state governments the right to prove…

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Health professionals, patients demand expansion of Medicare Chanting “55 is not enough, Medicare for all,” 9 protesters were arrested at a sit-in at Sen. Schumer’s office in mid-town Manhattan this morning. Referring to Schumer’s push to lower Medicare age eligibility to 55, advocates for Medicare-for-All state that opening it up to only one portion of…

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