January 25th: National Call-In Day for HR 676 H.R. 676 – the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act – was introduced last night, January 24th 2017! We’re targeting members of Congress at their DC office, so you only need to call the switchboard and ask who your legislator is. With your help, we will…

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Today’s Action: Sending a Letter to the Editor Yesterday, the NYTimes published an article on the recent Urban Institute’s analysis of Bernie Sanders’s healthcare plan. In addition to the fact that they accepted the analysis uncritically, they managed to make claims that not even the study itself made: Making big cuts all at once to…

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You can register online now for the August 22-24 super-conference that will bring together Healthcare-NOW!, the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Health Care, and One Payer States in Oakland, CA! For the same $60 registration fee we normally charge for our 2-day conference, you can now attend the entire One Payer States conference, workshops being organized…

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July 30, 2014 will mark the 49th anniversary of Medicare, our only publicly financed, universal health plan, which lifted a generation of seniors out of poverty. Each year Healthcare-NOW! coordinates Medicare’s birthday as a national day of action for single payer healthcare. Please email Ben to let us know if you would like to plan…

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Aetna’s CEO Mark Bertolini received a 131% pay hike, bringing in $30.7 million: that’s 877 times the $35k that the average worker makes in a year. Tell him that’s not okay. Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Dear [[First_Name]]: Fortune 500 health insurers increased compensation for their CEOs 25% in 2013 over 2012!…

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This year marks our 10th anniversary! Marilyn Clement founded Healthcare-NOW! in 2004 originally under the title “Campaign for a National Health Program NOW.” We are doing something extraordinary for our National Strategy Conference to mark this occasion: we will be hosting a mega single-payer conference jointly with the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Health Care and…

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President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal would “involuntarily disenroll” some (fewer than 5,000) undocumented immigrants currently receiving some Medicare benefits–even those who have been paying into Medicare for decades–in order to realize minimal savings that will be offset by the costs to hospitals for treating the elderly uninsured. Tell President Obama that his proposal to cut…

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Thursday, May 22 will be the first national single-payer lobby day of the year, supported by Healthcare-NOW!, Physicians for a National Health Program, Public Citizen, the Labor Campaign for Single Payer, and others. Can you schedule a meeting with your Representative and Senators for May 22? You can visit your legislators’ offices in Washington, D.C.…

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On Tuesday, March 11, a Senate Subcommittee chaired by Bernie Sanders held an unprecedented hearing on what the U.S. can learn from countries with single-payer healthcare systems. The evidence was overwhelming: expert after expert from Canada, Denmark, Taiwan, and France showed that single-payer costs less while virtually eliminating financial barriers to care for patients. Right-wing…

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