Category Archives: Single Payer-Health Care Reform

Connections That Work: Mercy Killers Makes California Run For Single Payer

Great things happen when the right connections are made. Look what two incredible people are doing to promote single payer in California—once they were connected. A great play. A great cause. Find out where it’s playing in California. Continue reading

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Donna Smith: Pushing For The Real Health Care Victory of Single Payer

It’s October 2013 and finally the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) state exchanges are up and running. What better time to begin the work for what’s really needed—a single payer health care system for the United States. We are delighted to offer the wisdom of Donna Smith, from Health Care for All Colorado, who is one of the strongest advocates for such a system. Continue reading

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The ACA: Access, Affordability, And Hopefully A Move To Single Payer

Did the ACA provide my husband and me with lower health care costs? Read and answer the question yourself. And shouldn’t health care be more than just about cost? Single Payer—it remains the only option to what ails this country. As Donna Smith of Healthcare for All Colorado recently wrote: “Our health care system is simply a reflection of our societal values. Our health care system values money over life, and values arrogance over compassion.” Continue reading

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Excuse Me, But We’re Talking About Saving People’s Lives

The reality for many of us is that the Affordable Care Act will help save our lives. That’s the message that needs to be repeated to those who want to repeal it. Continue reading

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ACA Implementation: Getting The Word Out

It just shouldn’t be this difficult. I keep coming back to that thought every time I take another step down the road leading to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation. The employer mandate aside, for individuals without insurance (like me), … Continue reading

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Single Payer: The ACA Will Not Silence Their Efforts

The noise from the national political right continues to promote: Elect us and we’ll repeal Obamacare. Again and again we see them try even now in the U.S. House of Representatives. Some Republican governors (Scott Walker in Wisconsin) garner headlines … Continue reading

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The Affordable Care Act: My Journey To Full Implementation

We’re six months away from full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. I plan to blog regularly on what that means for someone without meaningful insurance coverage and a pre-existing condition. The ACA creates a baby step toward what this country really needs: a single payer, Medicare-For-All delivery system. Tell us your health care story and push back against anyone who tells you the ACA should be repealed. Continue reading

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Progressive Democrats of America: Doing The Everyday Hard Work for The Common Good

PDA Executive Director Tim Carpenter talks about PDA’s “inside and outside” strategy to create a more progressive conversation and government. He reflects back on the past nine years and looks ahead at the work that remains. Continue reading

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Cindy Young: A Lifetime of Activism and Working For Single Payer

Cindy Young, from Campaign for a Healthy California, has been a labor activist fighting for health care reform for more than 30 years. We profile her current efforts to bring single payer to California — and hopefully the nation. Continue reading

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Mercy Killers: Play Moves To Ohio As Healthcare Debate Continues

Too often the pain and suffering (physical and monetary) of everyday people in this country is lost during a debate or discussion on healthcare. We are set to begin implementation nationwide of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and yet, despite … Continue reading

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