From the Vermont Digger – You can call it Frank. You can call it Fred. But don’t call it a single-payer health care system. That was the message Rep. Mark Larson, D-Burlington, delivered to lawmakers in the House Appropriations Committee last week and during the House floor debate on Vermont’s latest effort to reform its…

Read More

Join the movement to make healthcare a human right by becoming a Healthcare-NOW! member today! Members receive: a Healthcare-NOW! t-shirt. invites to monthly national single-payer activist conference call. access to updated single-payer resources and materials. invites to leadership training sessions. discounted Healthcare-NOW! National Strategy Conference registration. We must continue to fight for a single-payer, universal…

Read More

From CNN Money – A year after the passing of health reform, a new industry report revealed that consumers may be paying billions of dollars more in out-of-pocket health care expenses than was previously thought. These “hidden” costs of health care — like taking time off to care for elderly parents — add up to…

Read More

By Kevin Zeese for FireDogLake.com – At its one year anniversary the Obama health care law is shrinking while the health care crisis grows. Americans who lack any health coverage still exceeds 50 million, over 45,000 deaths occur annually due to lack of health insurance, and 40 million Americans, including over 10 million children, are…

Read More

From GritTV.org – “Sooner or later people are going to realize that decisions about whether one lives or dies should not be predicated on ‘How much money can I make off this?’” says Michael Moore, looking back at his film Sicko with Donna Smith of National Nurses United. They both note that it’s the health…

Read More

At its regular meeting on March 7, 2011, the Owensboro Area Central Labor Council endorsed HR 676, the national single payer legislation reintroduced into the 112th Congress by Congressman John Conyers (D. MI). The council covers workers in Daviess, Hancock, Ohio, and McLean Counties in Kentucky. Donna Haynes, CLC President, stated: “We support this and…

Read More

By Bob Kinzel for VPR – Montpelier, VT – (Host) The House Health Care Committee is set to approve a bill that sets Vermont on the path of a single payer health care system. The bill is one of Governor Peter Shumlin’s top priorities for the 2011 session. VPR’s Bob Kinzel reports. (Kinzel) The legislation…

Read More

On March 10, 2011, the Borough of Fort Lee, NJ endorsed a resolution supporting single-payer healthcare as proposed by HR 676, the “Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act.” Fort Lee’s endorsement is one of over 70 state and local governments that have already passed similar resolutions supporting HR 676. If passed through Congress, HR…

Read More

By Claudia Chaufan – March is Women’s History Month. But this year, for the vast majority of women in America, there is little to celebrate. Over the past months, “deficit gurus” in the U.S. House of Representatives have unleashed the most devastating assault on women’s health in our nation’s history. If legislation already passed in…

Read More

By Bennett Hall for DemocratHerald.com – It’s 8 o’clock in the morning, and Betty Johnson and Mike Huntington are huddled around a cordless phone set up on a folding table in Johnson’s Corvallis living room. The two veteran health care activists listen intently to the voices coming over the speaker. A caller from Portland is…

Read More