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Friday Talking Points -- Run, Bernie, Run!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bernie Sanders deserves the Most Impressive Democrat award this week, because he threw his hat in the ring. No, he is not Elizabeth Warren. But, more importantly, he is running to become president, which she is not.

Vermonters Burn Medical Bills To Protest Governor's Single-Payer Decision

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

Activists gathered Thursday at Vermont's state Capitol to protest Gov. Peter Shumlin's (D) decision to drop the state's planned conversion to a single...

The Supreme Court, Hobby Lobby, and the Need for a Single-Payer System

Bob Seay | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Bob Seay

More than anything else, the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby vividly illustrates the need for a single-payer health care system that does not involve employers.

Health Care Reform and the Futures of Primary Care and Psychiatry

John Geyman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
John Geyman

What does health care reform have to do with the futures of primary care and psychiatry? A lot, and most of it is still under our collective radar screen.

Jeffrey Young

Single-Payer Proponents Having An 'I-Told-You-So' Moment | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

The botched implementation of Obamacare has created a bittersweet moment for advocates of a universal, single-payer health care system: They saw this ...

Who Knew? California May Have a Public Option

Linda Bergthold | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

During the health reform debate, there was controversy and disappointment over the failure to include a public option in the Affordable Care Act. Not only did the public option idea not die, it is alive and well in California.

12 Most Hopeful Trends to Build on in 2012

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 03.01.2012 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

This uprising is the biggest reason for hope in 2012. The following are 12 ways the Occupy movement and other major trends of 2011 offer a foundation for a transformative 2012.

Mubarak, Harman Walk: Winograd Considers a Run

Marcy Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcy Winograd

Into the void of ex-dictator Hosni Mubarak comes a challenge for the United States to become an honest broker for peace between Israel and Palestine, to abandon preemptive wars, and to forsake its role as arms merchant to torturers.

A Judge's Assist to Single Payer?

Dr. Quentin Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Quentin Young

Perhaps unwittingly, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson of Richmond, Va., has enhanced the prospects for single-payer health reform. He did so Monday by...

Rx on Medicare's Birthday: Expand it to All

Dr. Quentin Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Quentin Young

By replacing our crazy-quilt, inefficient system of private health insurers with a streamlined, publicly financed single-payer program, we would reap enormous savings.

I Am Not Paying Higher Taxes to Help the Uninsured

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

No social program -- Medicare, social security, rent control, public universities -- that aims to help the poor can ever succeed without appealing to, and paying off, a broad middle class.

Organic Empowerment 2010: Taking Action Locally

Ronnie Cummins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ronnie Cummins

Making affordable, locally and regionally-grown organic food available to all, rich, middle-income and poor, must become a top priority for city and county governments across the nation.

Ryan Grim

Pelosi: Single-Payer Amendment Breaks Obama's Health Care Promise | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An amendment to allow states to pursue single-payer health care without incurring insurance-industry lawsuits was stripped from the House bill, Speake...

Single-Payer Protest Interrupts Senate Health Care Bill Markup

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Debate over the Senate Finance Committee health care bill was briefly interrupted on Tuesday by a protest in support of the one thing absolutely not u...

Giving Single-Payer a Second Look

Rep. Anthony Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Anthony Weiner

The truth is that the United States already uses single-payer systems to cover over 47% of all medical bills. And these can in turn help us visualize what an actual public plan would look like.

Solving the Health Care Reform Puzzle

John Kenagy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Kenagy

Health care reform in America is possible. It's not only possible, it's already been done!

Up Close and Personal With the U.S. Health Care System

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Walden

This week, thousands of L.A.'s unemployed and medically uninsured will have their eyes examined, their teeth cared for, their lab work and radiology work done -- free.

Occam's Razor Can Cut Down the Health Care Lobbyists

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Private health-insurance and pharmaceutical industry lobbyists are threatening the health and stability of America. Some argue that this is equivalent to crimes against humanity.

Senator Baucus: "Uniquely American" Is Not an Answer

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

What industry has done more to deny our citizen the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

Whiteous Indignation

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Be they the Sergeant Crowleys of America, the Aetnas or the Cignas, inequities will continue until The People make them end.

Ryan Grim

Progressive Dems Push For House Vote On Single-Payer Health Care | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Congressional Progressive Caucus is pressing Democratic leaders to allow a vote on the House floor on a measure that would allow individual states...

Amendment to Grant States Right to Implement Single Payer Passes Committee Today

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

Today witnessed the landmark passage of the States Single Payer Amendment which would remove federal barriers to implementation of a single payer health care system at the state level.

Of Course They're Making Health Care Reform Difficult

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Let me break it down: that a public health care option should even be assailed suggests the encroachment of an industry desperately clinging to its racket.

Bizarro World of Health Care Reform: Standing Language On Its Head

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michele Swenson

Corporate socialism remains at the center of our "uniquely American" failed, fragmented, U.S. health insurance model that emulates the Wall Street norm of privatized profit and socialized risk.

Want the Public Option as Much as I Do? Then Get Mad

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryan Young

I don't trust private industry with my health.