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January 6th, 2011

Blue Shield of California seeks rate hikes of as much as 59% for individuals

Another big California health insurer has stunned individual policyholders with huge rate increases — this time it's Blue Shield of California seeking cumulative hikes of as much as 59% for tens of thousands of customers March 1. Blue Shield's action comes less than a year after Anthem Blue Cross tried ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 28th, 2010

Being SiCKO in a Tea Party Nation

RENO, Nevada -- I ventured backward in my memories to the fall of 2006 and wondered what might have happened differently if the Tea Party ruled this nation. It’s not that I am thrilled with the current state of political reality, but I am worried that if the trend toward ... continue reading

Reggie Cervantes

9/11 Rescue Worker

September 29th, 2010

A Good Day on Oxygen

James Zadroga was a NYC detective who died from his 9/11 exposure. HR 847 is named after him and passed today in Congress to provide Health Care for sick 9/11 responders. 982 responders have died since the attacks from our toxic exposure. It has taken our nation 9 years to ... continue reading

September 29th, 2010

House passes 9/11 Health & Compensation Act

The House has just passed final congressional approval of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act, which provides medical care for persons exposed to harmful toxins from the 9/11 terrorist attacks. First responders, cleanup workers and those living within the terrorist attack areas are eligible for care.The bill passed ... continue reading

September 29th, 2010

House Approves Zadroga 9/11 Health Bill

Voting for the second time on the measure, the House of Representatives approved by a 268-160 vote today a $7 billion health bill for first responders who fell ill at the World Trade Center site, more than nine years after the September 11th terrorist attacks.The bill was voted down during ... continue reading

September 27th, 2010

AP Poll: Many think health overhaul should do more

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's health care overhaul has divided the nation, and Republicans believe their call for repeal will help them win elections in November. But the picture's not that clear cut.A new AP poll finds that Americans who think the law should have done more outnumber those who ... continue reading

September 27th, 2010

Biden to Dems: 'Stop whining'

Vice President Joe Biden stoked a firestorm of liberal discontent with President Barack Obama on Monday – demanding that the Democratic base “stop whining” and start fighting Republicans instead of the White House. Biden, speaking at a frozen yogurt plant in New Hampshire, said he wanted to “remind our base ... continue reading

September 3rd, 2010

Workers bear larger share of health premium costs

INDIANAPOLIS – Workers are paying a larger portion of their health insurance costs as businesses shift more of the burden to their employees to help ride out the economic downturn, an annual study shows.The average employee contribution toward premiums for family coverage climbed 14 percent this year to nearly $4,000, ... continue reading

August 11th, 2010

Gibbs stands by remarks on liberals -- sort of

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday he might have said things differently when he lashed out at liberals he called the "professional left" and suggested some of them should be drug tested.But he told his daily White house briefing that he's certainly not leaving his job ... continue reading

August 2nd, 2010

Sanders promises to seek health care waiver from Obama for Vermont

BELLOWS FALLS, VT — U.S. Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., pledged to personally take Vermont’s case for a statewide single-payer health care system to President Obama if the Legislature authorizes it next year.Sanders, speaking at a health care rally at the Hetty Green Park in downtown Bellows Falls on Saturday afternoon, ... continue reading

July 15th, 2010

Congress approves sweeping Wall Street reforms

WASHINGTON – Congress on Thursday passed the stiffest restrictions on banks and Wall Street since the Great Depression, clamping down on lending practices and expanding consumer protections to prevent a repeat of the 2008 meltdown that knocked the economy to its knees.A year in the making and 22 months after ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

July 7th, 2010

What We Make Our Sisters Do for Healthcare

Sisters, we are allowing great pain and suffering. Sisters, we are doing more than allowing great pain and suffering, we are participating in it. All around us, our moms, our daughters, our cousins, our neighbors, our co-workers, our friends and, yes, our sisters are fighting in quiet desperation against a ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

June 30th, 2010

It’s About Human Rights, Not the Money

No matter which intellectual or which political candidate or which self-righteous activist from which camp on the right or the left or anywhere in-between says differently, the absolute need to reform and transform our healthcare system still rests in the outing of the human rights violations and the human suffering. ... continue reading

June 30th, 2010

Kelliher Proposes Bold Minn. Health Care Plan

Getting healthy is a major focus of the 2010 campaign for governor in Minnesota, and democrat Margaret Anderson Kelliher is promising to insure every person in Minnesota by the end of her first term.Anderson Kelliher is going further than any other candidate. She said Minnesota needs more than a health ... continue reading

June 24th, 2010

U.S. Social Forum brings together workers' rights groups

Detroit -- Maria Elena Vasquez says her story is familiar among domestic workers.She works long hours. She's not paid much. And job security? Practically non-existent.Her plight is becoming more common as the economy has worsened, prompting the San Francisco woman and hundreds of others like her to rally for better ... continue reading

June 21st, 2010

American SiCKOs Head to Detroit

WASHINGTON - June 21 - Three women who were featured in Michael Moore’s 2007 documentary, SiCKO, will be marching, meeting and speaking in support of healthcare as a basic human right in the United States this week in Detroit at the U.S Social Forum. Each woman will convey the message ... continue reading

June 15th, 2010

Doctor makes case for single-payer care

PORTSMOUTH, NH — More than 100 business owners, health care professionals, patients and elected officials gathered Thursday to learn about a single-payer health care system, many stating their support.Dr. Oliver Fein, president of Physicians for a National Health Program, presented "Everybody In, Nobody Out, One Group, One Plan, One Rate," ... continue reading

June 4th, 2010

Group tired of spending money on war

Drivers slowed down by the "bottleneck" on Route 4 near Belle Avenue, because a 40-foot banner hanging from the Garrison Avenue Bridge caught their eyes on Sunday.The banner, "$1 Trillion for War – No More!" marked the day U.S. taxpayers had spent $1 trillion since 2001 on the wars on ... continue reading

May 17th, 2010

Republicans suggest John Spratt losing his memory

WASHINGTON -- The National Republican Congressional Committee issued a statement Monday saying Rep. John Spratt of South Carolina, who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, is losing his memory.The statement calls the 67-year-old House Budget Committee chairman “Amnesiac John Spratt” and contained six bold-lettered allegations that he's forgetting what's happening ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

May 17th, 2010

More for TV than for Healthcare in America’s Hospitals

Many American patients pay more for television access in their hospital rooms than foreign patients pay for the care they receive. It’s yet another hard reality of our system. We know what we value in our nation’s healthcare empire, and what we value is profit. And while it might be ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

May 13th, 2010

Nurses Scrub the Place Down in DC

Sometimes, Washington, DC, can be a pretty stuffy place. It’s not just all the business suits and the clickety-clack of high-heels down the marble hallways as staffers rush to and fro doing the bidding of their Congressional members. It’s not just the daily drone of anemic cries for civility from ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

May 6th, 2010

I love the Greek strike

I really love the Greek general strike. I love our stock market falling in response, I must admit. I suspect lots of other broke people like me do too. We have nothing left to lose and certainly no stock to lose value.  Our pride went long ago.  Our house went.  ... continue reading

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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

Apr 18th
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George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him... www.theonion.com President Bush has a new hobby -- painting! --...

Apr 17th
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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

Apr 17th
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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
8:27 PM
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
3:55 PM
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
10:13 PM
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
5:41 PM
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
4:48 PM
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
5:56 PM
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
5:38 PM
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
9:40 PM
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
4:59 PM
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
10:07 AM
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
9:53 AM
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
2:24 PM
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
6:48 PM
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
1:21 PM
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
4:20 PM
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
12:35 PM
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