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2009-06-01 06:25:00

Long-standing democratic plans for restructuring the U.S. healthcare system have begun gathering momentum. Senator Edward Kennedy is expected to announce a proposal soon that could form the basis for a new health system. Key elements of Senator Kennedy's proposal are expected to be a new government program designed to provide medical coverage as well as a mandate that every American carry some kind of health insurance coverage. Both of these elements have sparked fierce debate in Congress...

2009-02-25 12:53:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by SEIU UHW: NOTE TO EDITORS: On Thursday, Feb. 26--the same day the president's budget is expected to reach Congress--several hundred SEIU members from around the Los Angeles area will rally to support the president's vision to fix healthcare. The rally will be held at 5480 Ferguson Drive in Commerce, CA at noon. CaliforniaHealthcare for America Now (HCAN) released a new report today explaining the impact of...

2008-10-15 15:00:24

A political advertisement that debuted Wednesday charges U.S. conservatives with wanting to "do to healthcare what they did to banking." The ad, sponsored by a coalition of labor unions, healthcare advocates and left-leaning think tanks, appeared in Wednesday's edition of The New York Times and attacked healthcare reform policies advocated by Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain, although it doesn't mention the U.S. senator from Arizona by name. The group Health Care for...

2008-07-28 09:00:31

A writer to the Monitor recently accused the Health Care for America Now campaign of being a tool for the health insurance industry. My organization, the Granite State Organizing Project is a leader in the New Hampshire HCAN efforts, and I think the HCAN approach is a sound one. First, GSOP came to agreement on our vision for a quality American health care system. It must be accessible, inclusive and affordable to all, with low out-of-pocket costs. Our vision of a sound health care system...

2008-07-09 08:50:00

A new group with a common goal of health-care reform has launched a multi-million dollar advertising campaign to keep the issue in the spotlight after the November elections. A coalition of unions, think tanks, and other groups joined together to ensure healthcare tops the U.S. political agenda. The group, Health Care for America Now, said it had the support of 100 labor groups, community organizations, medical groups and activists. "This is the human rights movement of our time," said Jeff...

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