Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘universal healthcare’

Single-Payer Healthcare Coming to Minnesota and Maryland

Single-Payer Healthcare Coming to Minnesota and Maryland

California keeps passing bills for state single-payer healthcare, but Ahhhnold won’t sign em, and Jerry Brown who wants to be governor doesn’t seem to want it badly enough to make a commitment on healthcare. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania is encouraged that their current governor has said he probably will sign a single-payer healthcare bill, and the legislature just might pass one. But Minnesota has an angle neither of these other states can claim: a serious candidate for governor who is the state’s leading advocate for single-payer.

‘Blue Cross Is Telling A Lie’

Twelve people were arrested in an act of civil disobedience in front of Blue Cross headquarters in downtown Los Angeles earlier this week. One of the organizers, Sam Pullen, 31, refused to give information to police, vowing to stay in jail until Blue Cross stops denying care to those who need it most. The demonstration […]

Hey Rep. Boehner! I’m An American, And I Support A Public Option

On Oct 1, House Minority Leader John Boehner told reporters, “I’m still trying to find the first American to talk to who’s in favor of the public option, other than a member of Congress or the administration… I’ve not talked to one, and I get to a lot of places and I’ve not had anyone […]

WellPoint CEO Lies About Amount Spent on Healthcare

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Baucus Discusses Details Of His Healtchare Reform Plan

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Ex-Cigna Exec Wendell Potter: ‘I Don’t Think Co-ops Have A Chance To Succeed Or Compete’

The House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee held a forum Tuesday to highlight the urgent need for comprehensive health insurance reform. Democratic Steering and Policy Committee co-chairs Rep. George Miller (D-CA) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) chaired the hearing, which featuring a panel of experts on health insurance, the health insurance industry, and health insurance […]

Americans Respond to Obama’s Speech On Healthcare Reform

This short film offers varied responses to President Obama’s speech earlier this week on the urgent need for healthcare reform. It was produced by Lyn Goldfarb, an Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker, in association with Ramblin’ Man Films, a web studio founded by filmmaker and political and social issues junkie Dustin Slaughter. Tweet

Obama Calls For Creation Of New ‘Insurance Exchange’

Obama Calls For Creation Of New ‘Insurance Exchange’

“I am not the first President to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last.”

Robert Reich: Obama ‘Needs to Work Fast And Be Tough As Nails’

Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor and professor at the University of California at Berkeley, said Tuesday that with Obama set to deliver an address to a joint session of Congress Wednesday on healthcare reform, “a bit of history [on the issue] may be in order.” In a blog post on his website, Reich […]

Stand Strong: A Message to Senator Dianne Feinstein on Healthcare

This short film was shot in Westwood, California outside the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. It was produced by Lyn Goldfarb, an Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker, in association with Ramblin’ Man Films, a web studio founded by filmmaker and political and social issues junkie Dustin Slaughter. Please see Ms. Goldfarb’s and Mr. Slaughter’s previous short, […]

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