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Blogger Profile: Katie Robbins

Katie Robbins is Assistant National Coordinator of Healthcare-NOW! and a firm believer that health care is a human right that must be delivered to all people without financial barriers. Motivated by the great injustice in the US health care system, she was arrested on May 5th in the Senate Finance Committee for telling Senator Baucus to stop the political theater and put single-payer on the table.

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Katie Robbins

Katie Robbins is the Assistant National Coordinator of Healthcare-NOW! and a firm believer that health care is a human right that must be delivered to all people without financial barriers

February 1st, 2010

Let Him Know

After a sobering loss for Democrats in the special election held to replace Sen. Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts, probing exit polls about health reform show that the win of Republican Scott Brown who pledged to cast the vote that would kill national health reform, didn’t come from people who thought ... continue reading

Katie Robbins

Katie Robbins is the Assistant National Coordinator of Healthcare-NOW! and a firm believer that health care is a human right that must be delivered to all people without financial barriers

November 19th, 2009

Health Care, Essential to Democracy

by Katie Robbins and Andy Coates Two weekends ago, after the bait and switch of a vote on single-payer for a vote on an anti-abortion amendment, we feel wizened to the possibility of unknown threats in the legislative churn on health reform.  As insurance and pharmaceutical companies, Catholic bishops, and ... continue reading

Katie Robbins

Katie Robbins is the Assistant National Coordinator of Healthcare-NOW! and a firm believer that health care is a human right that must be delivered to all people without financial barriers

October 26th, 2009

Single Payer Comes to Vote – Action Needed!

If you’re like me, you are currently hoping that Democratic leadership will take the thousand-plus page health care bills in the House and Senate, wad them up with all the loopholes, mandates, giveaways, and gaps, and throw them in the trash can. Thanks to Rep. Weiner [D-NY], and Senator Sanders ... continue reading

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  • February 1st, 2010

    Let Him Know

    After a sobering loss for Democrats in the special election held to replace Sen. Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts, probing exit polls about health reform show ...

  • November 19th, 2009

    Health Care, Essential to Democracy

    by Katie Robbins and Andy Coates Two weekends ago, after the bait and switch of a vote on single-payer for a vote on an anti-abortion ...

  • October 26th, 2009

    Single Payer Comes to Vote – Action Needed!

    If you’re like me, you are currently hoping that Democratic leadership will take the thousand-plus page health care bills in the House and Senate, wad ...

  • February 1st, 2010

    Let Him Know

    After a sobering loss for Democrats in the special election held to replace Sen. Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts, probing exit polls about health reform show ...

  • October 26th, 2009

    Single Payer Comes to Vote – Action Needed!

    If you’re like me, you are currently hoping that Democratic leadership will take the thousand-plus page health care bills in the House and Senate, wad ...

  • November 19th, 2009

    Health Care, Essential to Democracy

    by Katie Robbins and Andy Coates Two weekends ago, after the bait and switch of a vote on single-payer for a vote on an anti-abortion ...

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