Stay In Touch with the Kennedy Campaign!

Stay updated on the Kennedy campaign! History of this Campaign In September, we sent a cosponsorship request letter signed by several key unions and community groups in the district to Rep. Joe Kennedy’s staff. Our extraordinary list of signers included: Amalgamated Transit Union (national) International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (ntl) United Electrical, Radio and…

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Ask Kennedy To Make It Single-Payer

News articles report that Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) has instructed the staff of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee to begin working on a comprehensive healthcare bill to be presented in the next Congress that convenes in early January. The following letter was sent to Senator Ted Kennedy on behalf of the All…

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Massachusetts Is No Model for National Health Care Reform

Public Interest Groups Urge Sen. Kennedy to Introduce Single Payer Legislation The Massachusetts health care system, widely regarded as an example of how to provide universal coverage and keep costs low, is in fact faltering badly and should not be held up as a national model for reform, according to a study released today by…

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Write an OpEd or LTE

Write an Op-Ed or Letter to the Editor Have you seen news coverage/opinion pieces on Medicare for All that mischaracterize the issue, fearmonger about taxes, rationing, etc., or otherwise perpetuate myths that undermine public health insurance? Newspapers are listening: write them an Op-Ed or Letter to the Editor! Should I Write a Letter to the…

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Can SEIU Help Vermonters Win Single Payer?

By Steve Early for Labor Notes – While the nation waits for an overdue Supreme Court decision that will decide the fate of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, another health care drama with wide implications for universal health care is just starting in Vermont. Prodded by a strong grassroots movement, the Vermont legislature voted last…

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Less care for fewer and fewer

By Helen Redmond for the Socialist Worker – EVIDENCE of how bad the U.S. health care crisis has gotten continues to pile up. And with the federal government preparing to impose automatic cuts in the Medicare health program for the elderly and Medicaid health program for the poor, it will only grow worse–unless something is…

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Dr. Margaret Flowers Visits Bill Moyers Journal

From Bill Moyers Journal – Pediatrician Margaret Flowers speaks about protesting for change and her recent arrest in an effort to get a Medicare-for-all plan back on the table. See the video of the interview here. Transcript February 5, 2010 BILL MOYERS: Make me an offer I can’t refuse. That’s what President Obama said, when…

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Massachusetts Labor Leaders Write to Obama Urging Passage of HR 676

Forty Massachusetts labor leaders have written President Obama to inform him of the failure of the much touted ‘Massachusetts Plan’ and to tell him that the passage of HR 676 is the best way to implement his own healthcare goals. The labor leaders state, “The chief problem with the Massachusetts plan is that it leaves…

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December 22nd: National Call-In Day for HR 676

GIVE AMERICA A GIFT. NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY FOR HR 676, Single-Payer Healthcare Monday, December 22, 2008 The Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Healthcare – National Single Payer Coalition Steering Committee has adopted an action plan that includes two national call-in days to Congressional members. The call-in days will focus coalition organizations on asking their membership to…

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