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Single Payer: We’ve Tried The Rest; Now, Let’s Try The Best

Katy Bar The Door: We’re Coming For Single Payer. It’s as obvious as the nose on your face. Single Payer has been and always will be the only answer to our fractured U.S. health care delivery system. We are ready to join the rest of the educated countries on this planet to ensure health care as a human right. People Not Profits. Continue reading

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Fix It: What We Do When Something Is Broken

We look to our business leaders to provide innovative solutions and Richard Master, CEO of MCS Industries, Inc. is doing just that. When faced with rising health insurance costs dramatically impacting his bottom line, he set out to find out just why that was. The result: A fabulously produced documentary that dramatically talks to the need for a single payer health care delivery system to help business as well as individuals. Continue reading

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Looking Good At 50

There are many reasons to celebrate as Medicare turns 50 this week. Yet it’s a time to ask why we still don’t have a “Medicare For All” single payer health care delivery system in this country and how the “for profit” insurance companies continue to make it impossible for many to access health care. Bonus points if you know where Lyndon Johnson signed this historic bill into law. Check it out at the end of our blog. Continue reading

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Fighting For Single Payer: Rose Roach Keeps Hope Alive For A Better Way For Health Care In The U.S.

No matter what the U.S. Supreme Court decides about the Affordable Care Act, the fight for a single payer health care delivery system in this country continues. Health care as a human right. For profit insurers out of health care. “There are plenty of health care dollars,” Minnesota Nurses Association Executive Director Rose Roach tells us. “It’s a matter of allocating them to actual health care.” Read more about how Roach continues the push for single payer to bring our country in line with the rest of the educated world. Continue reading

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Many Hands Make Light Work

Our friends at Health Care For All Minnesota need our help. This fabulous group has been working tirelessly to bring single payer to the Land of 10,000 Lakes and as we approach the 2015 legislative session in Minnesota, we are … Continue reading

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Who’s Talking Single Payer? A Lot of People and Organizations

So who’s talking about single payer these days? If you look closely, it seems like a lot of folks and organizations. Don’t think for an instant that the push for single payer has left the discussion about health care reform. In the post-ACA implementation world, the voices calling for sanity in our health care delivery system are stronger than ever. Continue reading

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Single Payer: It Remains The Only Answer

The enrollment deadline is nearing for the Affordable Care Act (March 31, 2014). Although the ACA takes us one small step toward improving our for-profit health care delivery system, single payer remains the only answer. We here at Wisdom Voices will continue to tell the stories and provide the “facts and stats” that help move us toward that reality. We begin by connecting with David Dvorak, a member of Physicians For A National Health Plan (PNHP). Continue reading

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The ACA, Pope Francis & Me

Add me to the list of Affordable Care Act “success stories” now being heralded throughout the land. But as I navigated my state’s healthcare exchange to find access to affordable care, I couldn’t help but hear Pope Francis’ recent words as I realized we have left so many “on the fringes.” Continue reading

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My Junk Insurance Policy Cancelled? I Jumped For Joy

This is what a Junk Insurance policy cancellation notice looks like. I jumped for joy when I received mine. I believe that for a great majority of people who forced the noise machine chorus of “you promised I could keep … Continue reading

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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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