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Rick Perry’s Snake Oil Cure For Our Sick Healthcare System

September 7, 2011

From The Huffington Post: By Wendell Potter In his quest to win the Republican presidential nomination, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is perpetuating a convincing hoax: that implementing Texas-style tort reform would go a long way toward curing what ails the U.S. health care system. Like his fellow GOP contenders, Perry consistently denounces “Obamacare” as “a…

Can We Have Health Reform Without An Individual Mandate?

August 15, 2011

From The Nation: Credit: Creative Commons/janinsanfran Yes, It’s Called ‘Medicare for All’ By John Nichols August 13, 2011 The essential vote on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals panel that ruled that the individual-coverage mandate in President Obama’s healthcare reform is unconstitutional did not come from a reactionary Republican appointed by Ronald Reagan or George…

Advocates Take Health Care Fight To Main Street

August 4, 2011

From Politico: The reliance on grass-roots activists is part strategic and part financial. | AP Photo By MATT DOBIAS | 8/4/11 9:06 AM EDT As Washington’s health care advocates steel for another push by Congress to rein in entitlement spending, their focus is less on K Street and more on Main Street, where a patchwork…

Attention: Health-Care Advocates!

August 3, 2011

An important message from our friends at Community Catalyst: Dear Partners: Thanks to the hard work of advocates across the country, Medicaid and Medicare were spared – at least in the short term – in the vote to raise the debt ceiling. Check out our brief analysis at Health Policy Hub. Your collective voices calling…

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