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July 30 Marks 49th Anniversary of Medicare—Take Action for Single Payer Health Care

From Physicians for a National Health Program (http://www.pnhp.org): Scroll down for action. July 30 marks the 49th anniversary of the signing into law of Medicare, one of our nation’s most treasured social insurance programs. Almost overnight, millions of Americans age 65 … Continue reading

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Single-Payer Would Save PA $17 Billion Annually

From Health Care for All PA (http://www.healthcare4allpa.org/): Health Care for All PA, a statewide non-profit organization, has released an economic impact study. The results prove that a single-payer health care plan will save families, businesses and tax payers $17 billion … Continue reading

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Urge Your Senator to Co-Sponsor PA Single Payer Health Care Legislation

From Health Care for All PA (http://www.healthcare4allpa.org/):   Senator Jim Ferlo has issued a memo inviting Co-Sponsorship of Senate Bill 400, Pennsylvania’s single payer legislation. This is the last step before the Bill is actually introduced. It is an invitation … Continue reading

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A Doctor’s Push for Single-Payer Health Care for All Finds Traction in Vermont

By ABBY GOODNOUGH May 21, 2011   MONTPELIER, Vt. — Many people move to Vermont in search of a slower pace; Dr. Deb Richter came in 1999 to work obsessively toward a far-fetched goal.   She wanted Vermont to become … Continue reading

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Urge Your Representative to Co-Sponsor HR 676, Medicare for All

From Healthcare-Now (http://www.healthcare-now.org/):   As workers lose benefits, the people in Wisconsin and around the country know that unreasonably high health insurance costs are at the root of the fiscal crisis in their state and across the nation.   Shifting … Continue reading

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Conyers Reintroduces “Expanded & Improved Medicare For All” Bill in 112th Congress

Monday, February 14, 2011   Washington DC- Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.), a long-time national leader for non-profit publicly-financed universal health care, today introduced H.R. 676, “The Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act.”  The single-payer universal health care bill, … Continue reading

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Single Payer Ballot Questions Pass in All Fourteen Massachusetts Districts!

From Mass-Care (http://masscare.org):   November 3, 2010 Massachusetts voters have, for the second straight election, overwhelmingly affirmed their support for single payer health reform by turning in majority ‘Yes’ votes in all fourteen districts where local single payer ballot questions … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Medical Students to Endorse Single Payer Bills SB 400 and HB 1660

From Health Care for All PA (http://www.healthcare4allpa.org):   American Medical Student Association-PA (AMSA-PA) Calls for Immediate Passage of Economic Impact Study Resolution, SR 267 (http://www.healthcare4allpa.org/documents/sr267.pdf), to Determine Precise Cost Savings, Job Growth, and Healthcare Outcomes   NOTE: See the Council’s … Continue reading

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1Payer.org Launches Person-to-Person Calling Campaign to Promote Single Payer Health Care

1Payer.org has launched Person-to-Person, which works on the idea that direct contact is the most effective way to convince someone about single payer health care, which they refer to as Medicare For All.  The tool asks you to contact ten … Continue reading

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National Day of Action for Single-Payer Healthcare—May 30, 20 cities nationally

HealthcareNOW is organizing rallies in over 20 cities around the U.S., including two rallies in Pennsylvania:   Pittsburgh, May 29, 11:30 a.m., details at http://www.healthcare-now.org/campaigns/may-30th-day-of-action/pittsburgh-pa/   Philadelphia, May 30, noon, details at http://www.healthcare-now.org/campaigns/may-30th-day-of-action/philadelphia-pa/   To learn more about this national … Continue reading

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