From All Unions for Single Payer – The just concluded AFL-CIO convention reaffirmed its commitment to a single payer health care system while demanding that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) be fixed to protect Taft-Hartley (multiemployer) plans, to end the excise tax, to make employers cover workers who average 20 hours a week, to require…

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By Andrew Stein for VTDigger.org – If Gov. Peter Shumlin pursues a payroll tax to fund a publicly financed health care system, he will meet heavy resistance from one of the state’s most influential business groups. Betsy Bishop, president of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, says her organization and its members would not look favorably…

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All the shortcomings of the healthcare restructuring result from the decision to leave it in the hands of private insurers. By Michael Hiltzik for the LA Times – With the Oct. 1 rollout of a major facet of the Affordable Care Act on the horizon, you’ll be hearing a lot about the glitches, loopholes and…

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By Deborah Burger, RN and NNU Co-president – Let’s talk about health care. I don’t mean debating the Affordable Care Act. I mean health care, as in: If everyone needs health care, guarantee that everybody gets it. I know, when it comes to health care, it’s easy to get into a debate for or against…

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To celebrate Medicare’s 48 anniversary this July, all of our “Improved Medicare for All” t-shirts are on sale for $15 until Sunday! Go to our online store to get yours now. The t-shirts are union made in the USA and come in gray and navy blue. We also have pins, bumper stickers, pamphlets, books, DVDs,…

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By Reid Pillfant for Capital New York – Advocates for a single-payer health care plan see plenty of reasons to like Anthony Weiner’s proposed overhaul of the city’s health system. They just think it’s mislabeled. “Well as I understand his proposal, it’s not what I would call a single-payer proposal, but it has some useful…

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Did you know that U.S. could have saved more than $2.15 trillion on Medicare since 1980 had it employed cost-saving measures similar to Canada’s? It’s true. Medicare spending on the elderly has grown nearly three times faster in the United States than in Canada since 1980. Costs grew more slowly in Canada despite a 1984…

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By Dr. Philip Caper for BangorDailyNews.com – I’ve been watching with some dismay the wrestling match going on between the governor and the Maine Legislature over the opportunity offered by the federal Affordable Care Act to expand our MaineCare program. Proponents of expansion of MaineCare make their argument on both moral and economic grounds. Such…

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Registration for our annual National Strategy Conference in Nashville, TN on the weekend of October 5, 2013 is now open! Come to the National Strategy Conference to discuss the latest single-payer strategies and organizing as we pool our resources and experience. As the Affordable Care Act begins implementation and austerity politics lead to attacks on…

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