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Single-payer health reform bill introduced in US Senate

Friday, March 27th, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: March 26, 2009 Quentin Young, M.D., (312) 782-6006   Mark Almberg, (312) 782-6006, cell: (312) 622-0996, mark@pnhp.org Would save $400 billion on bureaucracy, enough to cover all 46 million uninsured Americans Challenging head-on the powerful private insurance and pharmaceutical industries, Vermont’s Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a single-payer health reform bill, the […]

Health Reform Lessons from Massachusetts, Part I

Friday, March 27th, 2009

     March 23, 2009 12:48 PM By Trudy Lieberman   Three years ago the Commonwealth of Massachusetts enacted a far-reaching health reform law that politicians and the media hailed as a model for other states and the federal government. Indeed that law has become the major blueprint for health system change on a national […]

Healthcare Equality Project Launch

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Healthcare Equality Project Launch 3:00P.M – 4:30 P.M on Tuesday, March 24th All Souls Unitarian Church 1500 Harvard St., NW., Washington, D.C. 20009   The Healthcare Equality Project (HEP) is a national partnership between nationwide and community-based organizations, faith networks, students, parents, and individuals working to achieve comprehensive healthcare reform that will eliminate healthcare disparities […]

The Granny Bashers: Different Facts, Same Policy

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

  Monday 16 March 2009 by: Dean Baker, t r u t h o u t | Perspective       The granny basher crew constitutes one of the largest and most determined lobbies in Washington. The top priority for this lobby is to cut Social Security and Medicare.     The lobby includes the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, […]

Health Care: The Promise and Perils of “Compromise”

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

By Joshua Holland, AlterNet Posted on March 16, 2009, Printed on March 17, 2009 http://www.alternet.org/bloggers/www.alternet.org/131896/ The New York Times takes a look at Massachusetts’ ground-breaking push towards universal health care, and what it found offers some interesting insight for national health policy. Three years ago, Massachusetts enacted perhaps the boldest state health care experiment in […]

Massachusetts Faces Costs of Big Health Care Plan

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

March 16, 2009 NY Times March 16, 2009 By KEVIN SACK   BOSTON — Three years ago, Massachusetts enacted perhaps the boldest state health care experiment in American history, bringing near-universal coverage to the commonwealth with Paul Revere speed. To make it happen, Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Mitt Romney, a Republican, made an expedient choice, […]

Health Care Interpreters: Medical Necessity

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Courant.com by  JEANNETTE B. DEJESUS March 13, 2009 Over two agonizing January days, a mother brought her baby girl to two different Hartford emergency rooms begging doctors in Spanish to treat the 8-month old, who was critically sick with vomiting and diarrhea. On the third day, baby Rosa Maria Rivera died in a police cruiser […]

Fight Over Public Plan Option Dominates Ways and Means Hearing

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

CQ HEALTHBEAT NEWS March 11, 2009 – 5:17 p.m. By Rebecca Adams   The House Ways and Means Committee bickered along party lines in a Wednesday hearing about the need to create a public plan option for the uninsured in legislation to update the nation’s health care system. The debate underscored the controversy that continues […]

No Reason to Demonize U.S. Single-Payer Health

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Bloomberg.com March 11, 2009 Commentary by John F. Wasik   It’s time to stop kicking sand in the face of single-payer health care. It may be the strongest solution around to insure every American at a lower cost.   After decades of industry campaigns against this model — dubbed by its critics as “socialized” medicine […]

21% of Americans scramble to pay medical, drug bills

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

 By Liz Szabo and Julie Appleby, USA TODAY   Denise Prosser, 39, has battled cancer since she was a toddler. Yet Prosser can’t afford her next cancer treatment — a radioactive therapy that she’s supposed to receive once a year — because she and her husband lost their jobs in December. Without insurance, she has […]

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