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2009-09-29 14:35:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today called on Congressional Democrats to support a robust public option and rate regulation as a part of any health insurance reform. Speaking at a news conference with independent filmmaker Michael Moore, hosted by Public Citizen, Consumer Watchdog's John M. Simpson said that any plan that would require people to buy health insurance without guarantees to make it affordable would be unconscionable. "These Blue Dog...

2009-09-18 13:22:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As President Obama prepares to make back-to-back appearances on the Sunday morning talk shows and David Letterman in an effort to garner support for his proposed health care plan, his primary challenge will be in helping his audience to understand what the plan entails. According to a recent survey commissioned by global strategic branding firm Siegel+Gale, Americans across the political spectrum are significantly confused by major points...

2009-09-14 23:19:09

Sixty-three percent of U.S. physicians support health reform that includes both a public option and traditional private insurance, a survey indicates. The survey, conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, also found another 10 percent of the doctors support an entirely public health system, therefore, nearly three out of four physicians nationwide support inclusion of a public option. The survey of 2,130 physicians, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, says 27 percent...

2009-09-10 15:47:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael J. Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) released the following statement on President Obama's remarks on health care to the Joint Session of Congress: NAMI agrees with President Obama that the time for action on health care reform is now. It is time for both Democrats and Republicans to come together and deliver on what, for too many years, have only been promises. Mental illness -- like...

2009-09-10 15:11:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally," President Obama said in a carefully worded statement to a Joint Session of Congress and the American public last night. The problem, notes the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), is that the health care reforms proposed in H.R. 3200, America's Affordable Health Care Act of 2009, clearly would benefit illegal aliens. "Perhaps the reforms that...

2009-09-09 20:53:00

Without a public option that will hold the insurance companies accountable, no meaningful health care reform WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Responding to President Obama's address to Congress Wednesday evening, USAction President William McNary called on Congress to represent the interests of the American people - not the insurance companies - and pass quality, affordable health care reform with a public health insurance option. "We support the President in his call for...

2009-09-09 20:29:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement tonight after President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress on the urgent need for health insurance reform: "Tonight, President Obama made a forceful case to the Congress and the country for long-overdue health insurance reform. We are closer than ever before in history to real progress on this issue that touches the lives of every American and impacts our economy: ensuring...

2009-09-09 10:17:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International President Warren S. George issued the following statement this morning on the health care reform proposals now being considered by Congress: "With Congress set to return from a month-long August recess this week, negotiations will begin once again on comprehensive health care reform legislation. Sadly, after having been bombarded by crowds of extremists at town hall meetings, many of our elected representatives, including some...

2009-09-03 16:57:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on health insurance reform legislation pending before Congress: "Any real change requires the inclusion of a strong public option to promote competition and bring down costs. If a vigorous public option is not included, it would be a major victory for the health insurance industry. "President Obama has said that a public option will keep the insurance companies honest. If someone has a...

2009-08-31 15:45:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress prepares to return to work, USAction affiliates and partner organizations are participating in at least 102 rallies and other events in 20 states in support of quality, affordable health care with a public health insurance option. Events began Aug. 29 and will continue through Sept. 8, the day Congress returns to Washington, D.C.. They are taking place in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Maryland,...


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