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Health Care for America Now

Health Care Reform Needs a Public Option

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

If we fail to insist on a public health insurance option as part of any health care reform legislation enacted in Congress, we won't have the kind of change that America voted for in November.

Insurance Industry Releases Their Plan -- Will the Media Question It?

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

We have 10 questions we're hoping members of the media will ask America's Health Insurance Plans, the insurance industry front group, tomorrow morning when AHIP presents their new plan.

Expose the Right and we Win Health Care

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

If we want to win health care reform, we have to not only prove the insurance industry and the right-wing of this country wrong, we have to make them untrustworthy.

Health Care Reform -- Yes We Can -- NOW!

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

Health care reform is a vital part of rebuilding the economy and expanding America's middle class. We have to do it now -- precisely because economic times are so tough.

The Health Care Mandate in a Transformative Presidency

Richard Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

Make no mistake about it, yesterday's election was a mandate to enact legislation that will provide a government guarantee of quality, affordable heal...

Sam Stein

New Ad: Voters Can't Believe McCain's Health Care Policy Extremes

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The progressive group Health Care for America Now is up with a new spot whacking John McCain for proposing a health care policy that voters can't even...

Best Organizational Projects in the Final Weeks of Campaign

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

I am starting a series of blog posts today on what I think are the most effective ads, mailings, and other forms of communications with voters are in this late month of the campaign.

McCain's Radical Health Plan, Once Ignored, Now Hotly Debated

Roger Hickey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Instead of working to guarantee health care for those without insurance, conservatives want to tax the health benefits of the 160 million people who get insurance on the job.

Senator Obama: "I'm proud to join Health Care for America Now."

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

Via Politico: Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has signed on to the progressive Health Care for America Now campaign's principles - a move that bolsters the...

Ten things you should know about John McCains' Health Care Plan

Richard Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

1. McCain will tax your health care benefits at work McCain's health care plan will make people pay income taxes on the value of their health care be...

Bending Over Backwards to Be Wrong on Health Care

Richard Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

Charging people more doesn't make them smarter consumers, it makes them sicker and ultimately more expensive to care for.

Senator McCain, stop lying about Senator Obama's Health Care Plan

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

Earlier today, Health Care for America Now released this statement: Health Care for America Now (HCAN) - the unprecedented coalition of large labor ...

Watch A New Health Care Documentary From Brave New Films!

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

This weekend, come watch the new documentary about health care by Robert Greenwald at Brave New Films called Diagnosis: NOW! Here's the trailer: Th...

Insurance Industry: "What Do You Expect Us to Do? We Have to Make a Profit!"

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

We know that no matter what language the insurance industry uses, they are fundamentally against health care reform. They are working against the American people, and everyone knows it.

Labor Day and the Election Season

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

Labor Day traditionally marks the start of the election season. This year is certainly no different, but the stakes are much higher than they've been in a long time.

John McCain's Health Care Adviser: "There Are No Uninsured."

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

That's right. John Goodman's solution to the health care crisis in America is to change the definition of "uninsured" so that magically, everyone is covered.

Is MoveOn.Org Ignoring Its Core Democratic Principles in Setting its Direction on Health Care Reform?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Without asking its members, MoveOn's leaders have elected to join the steering committee of, and pledge at least $500,000 of its members' money to, a new health care coalition.

AHIP's Listening Tour Doesn't Tell Anyone They Are There

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

A new form of grassroots involvement: highly secretive listening tours where no one but their best friends are invited to come. Cool.

Make the Call for Health Care!

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

In the past month, tens of thousands of Americans have told us they want quality, affordable health care for all. Now it's time to ask Congress.

Biggest Health Insurer Admits: We Put Profits Before People

Richard Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

Last February, found 78% of voters believe that health insurance companies "put profits before people." It turns out that a few months later the CEO of WellPoint, said yes, that's true!

Jason Linkins

Insurance Company Rules: The Cure For Everything But Healthcare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Health Care For America Now, which is a "national grassroots campaign organizing millions of Americans to win a guarantee of quality, affordable healt...

Why Not Single-Payer?

Richard Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

Health care reform holds the promise to create a generation of Americans who support a government that works for everyone, just as the New Deal led to 4 decades of activist government for the public good.

Why is Health Care for America Now Giving Up on Real Reform?

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

In search of a supposedly politically viable plan, the coalition has surrendered in advance on the only overhaul that will actually cure the disease: a single-payer, mproved Medicare for all reform.

Health Care for America Now!

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

For decades, we have been working to expand the American Dream to include health care for all. Year in and year out, we hear promises and pledges from politicians -- but still, nothing gets done.

Wither the Autocratic Progressives?

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

It's fantastic to see Health Care for America Now taking a confrontational posture. It suggests an understanding of how power and movements have worked -- and not worked -- in US history.