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Republicans against the Poor and the Sick (tags)

The US is experiencing a dramatic deterioration of its public health. President Trump is now trying to make the ACA "implode" through decrees. The insured are reacting to their higher premiums. A series of states have filed actions against the decrees.

Nurses Storm The Boulevard To Pressure Trump on the ACA (tags)

The California Nurses Association Rally in Hollywood to save the Affordable Care Act

Nurses Storm The Boulevard To Pressure Trump On the ACA (tags)

The California Nurses Association Rally in Hollywood to save the Affordable Care Act

HR 676 Is A Single Payer Health Insurance Bill That We Need (tags)

Single Payer Health Insurance Is a great thing to have in this country.

UNVETO (tags)

H.R. 3762 which repeals the individual mandate and restores the full 40 hour work week needs to have it's veto overridden.

Republicans not waiting for Supreme Court (tags)

The Supreme Court case on subsidies is not enough to solve problems created by the unaffordable care act of 2010.

Healthcare: A Fundamental Human Right (tags)

healthcare

Why Millions Will Vote Against Gov Kasich of Ohio (tags)

execution, promotion of war, killer vaccines, killing mass transit plans, inaction on factory farms etc

Paper Petition For Single Payer Health Insurance Read And Sign It (tags)

Its time that we have single payer health insurance here in America.

There Is A Petition For Single Payer Health Insurance (tags)

Read about this petition then sign it and tell everybody about it.

Meet Obama's New HHS Chief (tags)

Obamacare

The Soup Kitchen State Grows (tags)

Old age poverty is the result of dismantling the social state...What is lacking for the impacted is justice. Need justice and distribution justice have always existed in the political realm. The task of the social state was to fight poverty and protect citizens.

Single Payer Health Insurance Is The Best Deal (tags)

Single payer health insurance is much better than private health insurance.

Obamacare Fallout (tags)

healthcare

HR 676 Is Single Payer Health Insurance With No Premiums (tags)

Single payer health insurance will save you money.

Anti-Obamacare Ads from the Right (tags)

The far-right are targeting college students and young people with ads telling them not to buy insurance, just pay the fine.

no health insurance and no penalty (tags)

the devil is in the details

Obamacare: Unaffordable Coverage (tags)

healthcare

Shameless NYT Defense of Obamacare (tags)

anti-war

Obama’s Shakedown of Medicare (tags)

In a political era of corporate dominance it was inevitable that doublespeak would become the official language of Washington, DC. Now “cuts” to social programs are referred to as “savings,” while the destruction of these programs is “reform.” This is the essence of President Obama’s doublespeakish “Race to the Top” public education “reform,” as well as his yet-to-be-announced deficit plan based on Medicare “savings.”

More Evidence Obamacare Ripped Off Americans (tags)

healthcare

You Will Love Single Payer Health Insurance (tags)

You will fall in love with single Payer health insurance.

Single Payer Health Insurance For All (tags)

We need single payer health insurance.

Some Very Good Reasons To Support Single Payer Health Insurance (tags)

The american public well fall in love with single payer health insurance the more they learn about it.

California governor vetoes bills tied to individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act (tags)

California is proceeding with caution in fulfilling the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Gov. Jerry BrownJerry Brown vetoed Assembly bills 961 and 1461 last week to prevent unintended consequences of how the ACA could be changed depending on who will be in the White House after November.

Single Payer Health Insurance Will Save Your Health (tags)

If you want to save your health we should get rid of private health insurance and get single payer health insurance.

Single Payer Health Insurance Will Help All Of Us (tags)

Single payer health insurance is cheaper and better than private health insurance.

America Needs Single Payer Health Insurance (tags)

Everybody in america has the right for health insurance and health care that is affordable.

There Is Insurance Where You Can Take Your Kids To The Doctor And Pay No Bills (tags)

Canadian like health insurance in the U.S. would save money for you whether you are an adult or kid.

Single Payer Health Insurance Has No Bills For You To Pay (tags)

If we ever get single payer health insurance everybody will save money.

Unresolved Iran Nuclear Talks (tags)

Iran

Big Win for Predatory Healthcare Giants (tags)

class war

O'BS Insurance Profiteering Health Care Approved (tags)

In a 5 to 4 decision, the US Supreme Court upheld the insurance profiteering scam the Democrats are promoting as healthcare when it has nothing to do with healthcare and everything to do with maximizing insurance industry profits. The vote was Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, John Roberts and Sonia Sotomayor for, vs Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. Yes, we still have to pay $700 a month to Kaiser if we are 60-64 plus $25 to see the doctor and $10 for lab tests. SOCIALIZED MEDICINE IS WHAT WE NEED TO PUT AN END TO ALL THAT GREED.

Challenging Obamacare (tags)

healthcare

We Should Have Single Payer Health Insurance Like They Have In Canada (tags)

The one thing that americans need to import from Canada is their health insurance.

Democrats Defeated Single Payer; Vote P&F & Green (tags)

SB 810, a single payer healthcare bill, was defeated in the California Senate Jan 31, 2012 by Democratic Senators Ron Calderon, Lou Correa, Alex Padilla, Michael Rubio, Juan Vargas and Rod Wright, all bought and paid for by the insurance industry and most bought and paid for by the drug industry. The health care crisis is so terrible in this country that it is best called a death system, not a health care system. Only Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party support socialized medicine and at the very least, single payer healthcare.

Gains for Healthcare, Despite Obama (tags)

The movement for single-payer achieved its first major victory in the United States in 2011 when the Governor of Vermont signed a single-payer bill into law. Under rules of the Obama-care bill, however, Vermont will not be able to enact the legislation until 2017, but Vermont is seeking waivers to enact the bill in 2014. Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer is also asking for a waiver from the federal government to set-up single payer health care in Montana.

Health Care for the 99% (tags)

Activists march for healthcare reform with mock funeral procession, representing those who died from insurance denials.

Jump In To January Jump In To Single Payer Health Insurance (tags)

Its a new year and we should start by adding single payer health insurance.

Single Payer Health Insurance For Christmas (tags)

I like single payer health insurance and I want it for Christmas this year or as soon as possible

Single Payer Health Insurance Should Have Television Commercials (tags)

If you want to have single payer health insurance then you must advertise on television.

Ron Paul : Freedom to Die (tags)

A riff on a Krugman column.

1200 Allstate Insurance Agents Join OPEIU- 08/18/11 (tags)

1200 small business owners have joined up with a labor union. Normally, unions are associated with factories and other large employers, but the Allstate agents are dispersed across many small offices, and each is self-employed. Despite this structural difference, they have opted to join a labor union affiliated with the AFL-CIO.

Striking for Health Care (tags)

The supermarket workers in So Cal have gone over three months without agreeing on a new contract. The fight is mostly over health care benefits; if they lose, all workers in retail will see benefits decline.

WOMEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO DIE (tags)

At Lamoreaux, domestic violence victim are effectively sentenced to death

BTL:GOP Performs Repeal Effort Political Theater, As Insurance Companies Expect Windfall f (tags)

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Financial Backers of Peabody Coal (tags)

According to a Peabody advertisement in the legals section of the November 17 2010 Navajo-Hopi Observer, the following companies are financial backers of Peabody Western Coal Company. Contact these companies and urge them to drop Peabody unless Peabody shuts down mining operations on sovereign Dine land (i.e. the Kayenta Mine).

On the Chopping Block: Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid (tags)

cutting entitlements

Green U.S. Senate Candidate: We Need a Single-Payer "Medicare-for-all" Health Care System (tags)

"The so-called 'health care reform' bill signed into law by Democratic President Barack Obama earlier this year was in reality a thinly-disguised scheme to bailout Wall Street billionaires who made huge investments in private health insurance companies that lately had been experiencing a decline in revenues as a result of a rapidly shrinking customer base."

2 Days to Vote: Yes on 19, 21, 24, 25, Peace & Freedom or Green (tags)

US ranking in life expectancy has gone from 5th in 1950 to 49th today, thanks to the expensive and for millions, unaffordable, private insurance racket proudly promoted by the Democrat-Republicans instead of the socialized medicine that exists in the rest of the industrialized world, and now at 49th, we are also behind many non-industrialized countries. That is why you should vote Peace & Freedom or Green, the two parties that support socialized medicine and oppose insurance companies.

Domestic Violence: A Never Ending Horror Story in Orange County (tags)

Survival is a daily struggle for Orange County domestic violence victims

Growing Poverty in America (tags)

exponentially rising numbers

WE The People (tags)

WE The People

Ripping Off Dead War Vets' Beneficiaries (tags)

stealing from the dead

BTL:New Transitional Federal Law Provides Health Insurance to Patients with Pre-existing C (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Potential Impact of Health Reform on the (tags)

Potential Impact of Health Reform on the Cost of Private Health Insurance

Insurance Comm Candidate Padilla Opposes "Cap" On BP Ins-Calls For Seizure Of BP & Energy (tags)

Dina Padilla, Peace and Freedom Party candidate for California Insurance Commissioner has opposed any changes of insurance caps and instead is calling for the seizure of BP and public control of the entire energy under democratic worker management with the profits going to the public.

Governor Candidate Stewart Alexander Charge Poizner and Brown with Cover-up (tags)

While Steve Poizner is calling for conflict of interest with Jerry Brown, he was personally presented with evidence of insurance company and employer fraud by injured worker Joe Dow and Candidate for Insurance Commissioner Dina Padilla but refused to properly investigate and prosecute for insurance violations.

Death panel’s employees (tags)

Should not look for or find pre existing conditions that will kill Americans as it is now illegal to do so.

Craven Democrats (tags)

"“The some 3,000 (corporate) lobbyists in Washington, whose dirty little hands are all over the bill, have once more betrayed the American people for money.” “The bill is another example of why change will never come from within the Democratic Party. The party is owned and managed by corporations.”

Granny's army (tags)

to go to afghanistan

Obamacare's Passage: A Full-Scale Retreat (tags)

a scheme to ration care and enrich corporate providers

Obama rushed to hospital (tags)

With a pre-existing condition

Health Care Bill Provision Ranks as One of the Dumbest Political Moves of All Time (tags)

Obamacare contains a time bomb that blows up five weeks before election day.

The Death of Populism in America (tags)

Obama's destructive health care legislation

Dennis Kucinich, RIP (tags)

His comments opposing Obamacare on Lila Garrett Monday and reversal on Wednesday boggle the mind..

Applying the Emergency Brake (tags)

"The US bank model forces others in indebtedness, inflates the money supply, devalues assets and generates virtual dollars..Wall Street banks are involved in a `systemic risk' that endangers the capitalist reproduction process.."

Queer Democrats Split on Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, School Board (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club strongly supported Hector de la Torre for insurance commissioner, Tom Torklason for state superintendent of education and Mona Rios for National City city council — but they were unable to reach consensus on lieutenant governor and attorney general. Faced with two weak Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor — a Los Angeles city councilmember and a state legislator with a long voting record against marriage equality — the club held off in hopes San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will run.

The Neoliberal Agenda is Over and The Despised Social State (tags)

Neoliberalism is the political-economic experiment of individualizing social risks and claiming growth and employment will be higher. This claim is refuted convincingly by the global financial crisis destroying enormous assets and causing growth and employment to crash.

Selling Out America to Wall Street (tags)

pillaging American wealth

BTL:Abortion Restrictions in Health Care Reform Bills Could Derail Passage (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Dump the Health Insurance Bill (tags)

With the death of the “public option,” the Medicare buy-in and everything else in the proposed health insurance “reform” bill that might actually serve the public good, the bill is now nothing more than a giant, $1 trillion-plus corporate welfare program for the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries. Its meager promises of reform in the way the health insurance industry does business — no total caps on coverage or exclusion of “pre-existing conditions” — are likely to be flouted in practice. The progressive community made a serious mistake by not staging their own protests and disrupting Congressional town-hall meetings to demand single-payer and other progressive reforms — and as a result it will be the Republican Party and the Right in general which will reap the benefit of the putrid piece of corporate welfare the Democrats are trying to palm off on the American people as “health reform.”

The US Healthcare Sham and the Scandinavian Model (tags)

The reforms that Barack Obama is proposing will not change the US' abysmal healthcare system because those who profit from it have been able to buy protection from the lawmakers.. The Golden Age of the welfare state began after the Second World War.

Is Tesla Nuts? (tags)

The "green" electric car auto company Tesla is planning to build a non-union auto plant at the Downey Toxic dump site with $465 million of US Department of energy funds. The California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day is demanding that no US government funds go to a non-union auto maker to build a "green plant" at the site owned by crooked toxic Downey developer Stuart Lichter. Lichter recently lost a SLAPP suit against injured workers and injured worker advocates who had gone public about the injuries of workers at the site.

Democrats Won’t Discuss Collateral Economic Damage Health Care bill Will Cause Americans (tags)

Americans that can’t afford health insurance or pay opt-out penalties, the IRS shall pursue and may file liens destroying their credit.

Media Disseminated Myths about Obamacare (tags)

lies and deceit about health care reform

Obama does not know how to negotiate. (tags)

He got his job too early.

Universal Single-Payer Healthcare Coverage: An Economic Stimulus Plan (tags)

Imagine - doing the right thing is economically beneficial.

A Year of Obama (tags)

"Not learning lessons from the bank collapse reproduces or strengthens the dominance of the financial sector. The danger of a repetition of the crisis grows..The political right-wing slanders the health reform project as an `attack on freedom.'"

Why I Voted NO on H.R. 3962 (Health Care) (tags)

Outside of the business as usual misinformation coming from medical insurance corporation spokespersons claiming Obama's healthcare plan is "socialist", very few legitimate critiques of Obamacare have made headlines. Here is another "NO" vote against H.R. 3962, though this time for very different reasons.

BTL:Healthcare Bill Passed by House Fails to Deliver Real Reform (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

GABNET DECRIES "TRADE-OFF" OF REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS FOR HEALTHCARE REFORM (tags)

GABNet condemns the Stupak-Pitts Amendment to House Resolution 3277, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives this past Saturday, November 7th.

Reject Corporate Option for Health Care (tags)

No one, progressive or conservative, would vote for or in any way support Private Insurance Control of the country's health proram if they knew just a bit more about the private insurance industry. Who's in charge here? Not we, the people.

Donk Donk (tags)

Everything Obama does ends up harming America.

Forced Health Insurance Costs Could Damage Housing Market (tags)

Citizens caught in this Catch 22 which there may be millions, may not be considered poor for federal assistance to buy health insurance.

Sit-in at CIGNA insurance, 10am Wednesday, 10/28 (tags)

Citizens and health care providers participate in Sit-in, risk arrest at the CIGNA health insurance office in Glendale Sit-in is part of a national mobilization to end insurance abuse and win health care for all; Matt Hendrickson, MD MPH, will risk arrest for health care for all

AARP's Tradition of Betrayal (tags)

they choose profits over member interests

BTL:Health Care Reform Bills Could Reverse Insurance Discrimination Against Women (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

In His Mother’s Footsteps: LA Man Jailed for 5 Days After Sit-In at Blue Cross Office (tags)

On Thursday, Sam Pullen was arrested at the Los Angeles offices of the insurance giant Blue Cross. He refused to give his information to police and vowed to remain in prison until Blue Cross agreed to hear demands that it stop denying doctor-recommended medical treatment to seriously ill patients. www.mobilizeforhealthcare.org

"I'm staying in police custody until we have health care for all," Sam Pullen, 3 (tags)

Sam Pullen, 31, was arrested yesterday in Los Angeles at a sit-in at the Blue Cross health insurance office. He is refusing to give information to police, vowing to stay in jail until Blue Cross stops denying care to those who need it most. Pullen was inspired to action by his mother, who was denied coverage for a lifesaving bone marrow transplant by Blue Cross when he was a teenager. Weakened by her cancer treatments, Pullen's mother staged a one-woman sit-in at the insurance company office, resulting in the approval of the transplant that extended her life for years. Thanks to the transplant, she lived long enough to see Pullen reach 18 years of age. Here is Sam's story.

Potential Impact of Health Reform on the (tags)

Potential Impact of Health Reform on the Cost of Private Health

Benefits of "Stimulus Jobs" Could Be Offset by Forced Health Insurance proposals (tags)

Government Forced Health Insurance May Cause Job Losses In Construction, Manufacturing and Other Housing Related Industries.

Oct 15: LA Citizens sit-in, risk arrest at Blue Cross (tags)

Citizens sit-in, risk arrest at Blue Cross insurance office in Los Angeles Sit-in is part of a national mobilization to end insurance abuse and win health care for all What: Sit-in at Blue Cross office to launch national campaign of nonviolent civil disobedience to end insurance abuse and win health care for all When: 10am, October 15, 2009 Where: 801 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017 Who: Citizens and health care providers who are fed up with insurance company greed are calling for real reform, Health Care for All.

Chicago Civil Disobedience for Medicare For ALL (tags)

Clips from all over about this action. There's supposed to be one in LA on the 15th, but I haven't heard a peep about it. What's going on?

Health Bill Proposals Could Cause Job-Losses For Non-Health Care Workers (tags)

If Costs Of Forced Private Health Insurance Prevent Home Buyers Qualifying For Home Loans, That Will Hurt Construction and Manufacturing Workers, Financial Institutions And Home Values Dependent On A Stable Housing Market?

Health Bill Raises Economic Concern For Real Estate (tags)

Has Obama discounted the collateral economic damage and costs the current health bill proposals will cause Americans via surcharges and higher taxes?

Nineteen Arrested in NYC as Campaign for Single Payer Begins. (tags)

Tuesday 29 September 2009 10:55 EST Nationwide Sit-in campaign underway. "Patients, not Profit, Medicare for All!" At the sit-in at Aetna, 19 citizens and health care providers were arrested for single payer health care. More actions coming throughout the nation.

Can You Afford Proposed Health Bill OPT-OUT Penalties? (tags)

Proposal calls for charging individuals a $900 penalty and families $3,800 that Opt-Out buying health insurance...

Census Bureau Confirms Rising Poverty, Falling Incomes, and Growing Numbers of Uninsured (tags)

growing poverty and despair in America

Will The Republicans Shut The Fuck Up (tags)

The latest outburst from the moron from South Carolina during President Obama’s speech on health care is just he latest example of Nazi behavior being exemplified by Republican party

Daily L.A. Single-Payer Healthcare Rallies --ANNOUNCING "CAMP HEALTHCARE" (tags)

STAND!! With L.A.'S "CAMP HEALTHCARE!!" STAND FOR THE NEXT SIX WEEKS WITH THE PEOPLE FOR THE REAL HEALTHCARE REFORMS!!

Triumph of the Right? (tags)

Sep 2nd, 2009 9:09 PM Despite the sweeping Democratic victories in the elections of 2006 and 2008, the Republican party in general and the radical Right in particular have reasserted themselves with a vengeance, especially regarding the health insurance reform proposals of the Obama administration and Congress. They’ve been able to tap into the same reflexive anti-government sentiment that has powered American politics at least since Ronald Reagan’s election (and arguably earlier) to block the reform proposals and set the stage for a Republican return to power that will render Obama as irrelevant historically as Carter and Clinton -- and without a mass progressive movement to push Obama and the Democrats back to the Left, the Right will succeed and triumph.

Orderly Town Hall Meeting Explores Public Option (tags)

Civility and Decorum Take Precedence at Ward A.M.E Health Care Forum/Discussion

LA Congressman Waxman Challenged By Injured Downey Movie and Kaiser Workers (tags)

Environmental activist Sharon Kramer talks about the role of the corporate industry trade group ACOEM in preventing the treatment of workers injured by mold by writing into workers comp laws rules eliminating treatement for mold. She also reports that former US Senator Edward Kennedy eliminated a study exposing the conflict of interest by ACOEM and other corporate controlled groups on US workers comp policy

Universal Single Payer Health Care is the Only Way to Stop the Zombie Apocalypse! (tags)

A humorous way to advocate for single payer health care.

Healthcare Town Meeting -- Congresswoman Diane Watson (tags)

Health Care - Tell Your Story - Kill the Rumors on Thursday, August 27th at 6:30pm. Congresswoman Diane E. Watson and Speaker of the House Karen Bass will highlight how the Healthcare Reform will impact us.

The Obstacles to Real Health Reform - Private Insurers and Big PhRMA (tags)

Predatory providers are the real problem

It's Official: Healthcare Reform is Dead (tags)

The “transparent government” that President Obama guaranteed during his electoral campaign has become yet another broken promise. On August 14th, the Huffington Post revealed a memo containing details of “the deal” that Obama cut with health care mega-corporations in secret White House meetings. And although the White House denies the authenticity of the memo, the details are consistent with earlier reports from other national media outlets.

Obama has lost "single payer" (tags)

He should go back to teaching.

Obama vs Insurance:Pillow fights (tags)

Obama and the health insurance companies are pillow fighting. Ready to concede, the Democrats are already saying the ya-hoo attended townhalls have stopped them from passing through legislation, what about the townhalls against the war(s)? This fight is stopping because it never really was meant to win. Just another pillow fight with big business. The media wants us to believe that there is some sort of mass movement out there that is opposed to any sort of health care that is not run by the private sector.

Congressmember Davis Speaks at Orderly Town-Hall Meeting (tags)

Elsewhere in the country Democratic Congressmembers are being heckled and sometimes driven off the stage when they try to hold town-hall meetings to explain the health-care reform bill the House is currently debating. Not in San Diego August 11, where Congressmember Susan Davis was able to hold a meeting in peace and discuss the issue in a polite, civil manner. This was largely due to the strategy of the sponsoring organization, the Hillcrest Town Council, which admitted their own members and Hillcrest residents first -- thereby assuring Davis a mostly liberal audience that wouldn't try to disrupt her meeting.

The Fellowship with The AIPAC and Goebbels Murdoch. (tags)

Are chipping away at American Democracy.

The World's Largest Parasites (tags)

Why a universal single payer insurance plan is the only logical answer to the health crisis in the United States. Health insurance companies are large parasites and should be abolished completely.

Real Health Care Reform - Universal Single Payer (tags)

real health care reform

BTL:Have Obama and Congress Sold Out Healthcare Reform to the Insurance Industry? (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Obamcare - A Health Care Rationing Scheme to Enrich Insurers, Drug Companies and Large Hos (tags)

Obamacare will make a bad health care system worse.

Senator Baucus has socialist, one payer, health insurance. (tags)

But it’s too good, he says, for the rest of Americans.

BTL:Advocates for Single-Payer Fight to be Heard in U.S. Healthcare Debate (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

What do we do with the Unemployed? (tags)

It's a simple question, but....?

Health Advocate McGuire Speaks Out for Single-Payer (tags)

Andrew McGuire, who's been active in grass-roots health campaigns for over 35 years, came to San Diego May 7 to speak at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church as part of his campaign to get a single-payer health care system enacted and operating in California. McGuire was eloquent about the "immoral, demeaning and lethal" health care system the U.S. has now, and the political pressures making reform impossible at the federal level,but even some progressives in his audience were concerned about details in the plan he was promoting.

BTL:Health Care Group Battles Insurance Companies to Include Single-Payer Bill in National (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Fuck The Millions, Claw Back the A.I.G. Billions and Arrest Everyone Involved! (tags)

The Obama Administraition and Congress must Outlaw the Credit Default Swaps

"Like the Shipwreck of the Titanic" (tags)

Around five million Americans have no job. "If nothing is done," the president warns, "the unemployment rated will soon be in double-digits." Whoever is unemployed in the US usually loses his health insurance and is threatened with personal bankruptcy.

CAPITALISM ANDS ITS BEST OBAMANATION AT ITS WORST (tags)

As of today even without the additional infusion of new government money, the american public has 79% interest in AIG already largely in the form of highly vulnerable common stocks. The remaining shares in preferred or treasury stocks (which are on top of the food chain when it comes to bankruptcy or liquidation proceedings) are in private holdings mostly belonging to AIG founder Hank Greenberg. In the event of bankruptcy, preferred stocks e.g. Greenberg are guaranteed proceeds even with the equivalent of diluted shares of their notes - the american public - ZIP!

Health Care Reform, Obama Style (tags)

health care reform

March 11: Burn Your Health Insurance Bill Day (tags)

Why is single-payer off the table? A round-table with Dr. Quentin Young, national coordinator for Physicians for a National Health Program; Geri Jenkins, a registered nurse and the co-president of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee; and Russell Mokhiber, editor of the Corporate Crime Reporter. He is starting a new project called, "Single Payer Action."

Continue to Fight for Universal Healthcare (tags)

This current economic crisis, a Virtual Depression, is creating the conditions for the people to fight for, and win, Universal Health Care rights, so everyone is entitled to quick, quality health care, funded by federal, state, and local governments.

Alexander: Socialists Say Nationalize All U.S. Banks (tags)

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan thinks it’s necessary to temporarily nationalize some banks. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in recent statements has indicated that the nationalization of some banks may be necessary under certain conditions, and many economic analysts believe nationalization is only a matter of time; however, socialists nationwide say nationalization of all U.S. banks is now necessary to achieve a national economic recovery.

9/11 and the Yogurt Shop Murders (tags)

Are Larry Silverstein's 9/11 related lawsuits part of an insurance claim money laundering scheme?

The Neediest Need Help Like the Banks (tags)

The same state haggles over every bowl of soup for welfare recipients. For banks, billions appeared overnight. There must also be money for higher wages and more social services.

Lloyd Levine Takes Hypocrisy to New Highs in Latest Anti-Pavley Mailer entitled "Inte (tags)

Today's Mailer Gives California District 23 Voters Fed Up With Both State Senate Candidates More Reasons to be Fed Up

Senate Candidate Fran Pavley Upsets Supporters with Code Words in Health Care Mailer (tags)

Fran Pavley's Health Care Mailer included a photo of her with progressive State Senator Sheila Kuehl and identified Kuehl as author of the vetoed single payer Universal Health Act, SB 840. However, not only did Pavley not endorse Kuehl's bill in the mailer, she included code words accepting the role of private insurance and opposing single payer and the economies of it.

Rising Health Care Costs: the tsunami that never ends (tags)

The giant wave soon will engulf us all. People just can't afford the rising costs of health care!

Gore Vidal Headlines San Diego Anti-War Rally (tags)

Author Gore Vidal headlined the San Diego anti-war rally March 15 in the working-class City heights district and declared he'd be happy if either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama replaced George W. Bush as President. Other speakers including Nadia Keilani of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, were less optimistic about the political process and faulted both Democrats and Republicans for failing to confront U.S. imperialism.

The Case for Socialized Medicine in the United States, and the Struggle to Achieve It (tags)

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee blasted insurance giant CIGNA for failing to approve a liver transplant one week earlier for 17-year-old Nataline Sarkisyan, who tragically died just hours after CIGNA relented and agreed to the procedure following a massive national outcry. “CNA/NNOC Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro called the final outcome ‘a horrific tragedy that demonstrates what is so fundamentally wrong with our health care system today. Insurance companies have a stranglehold on our health. Their first priority is to make profits for their shareholders – and the way they do that is by denying care." "It is simply not possible to organize major protests every time a multi-billion corporation like CIGNA denies care that has been recommended by a physician," DeMoro said. “Having insurance is not the same as receiving needed care. We need a fundamental change in our healthcare system that takes control away from the insurance giants and places it where it belongs – in the hands of the medical professionals, the patients, and their families."

Heath Insurance Bill Puts Poor at Risk (tags)

I got this in my email. The latest health care law is likely to pass, because progressive health care supporters are split on the issue. Unions are split on it. Political energy for real universal health care is being lost. This bill is similar to the one offered by the governor, but because it's sponsored by Speaker Nunez, the dealmakers have managed to get more liberal support for it. Working class and poor people need to organize to demand protections from the gaps in this bill.

Signs of Cultural Declineand Glimmers of Hope (tags)

Trust in the administration of justice disappears - obviously for good reason. The temporary success of a citizen rebellion against selling off the city of Leipzig is a glimmer of hope.

48 Hour Health Care Vigil Downtown (tags)

It's Our Healthcare is protesting the Governor's veto of AB 8 and his proposed "health care" plan.

Health Care for Everyone is Possible in California (tags)

Angelenos demand health care reform as the current insurance system denies life-saving treatment

The Democratic Candidates on Health Care (tags)

The issue of health care is on the minds of millions of American workers. The crisis of the health care industry is well-documented in Michael Moore’s popular new film “SiCKO”. After two terms under Bush, many are looking to the Democrats as an alternative. Every Democrat running for President has a “health care plan” – but what exactly does this mean? Can any of these “liberal” representatives of the ruling class really offer American workers a way out of the disaster of private health insurance?

Property/Casualty Insurance Industry Losing Steam as it Faces Increasing Threats of Terror (tags)

This year’s prediction is more ominous. Climate forecasters are not very optimistic either as they expect 10 hurricanes will hit the United States this year and half of those will be major storms. Fears of major terrorist offensive this summer were raised with the recent car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow.

Compulsory Patronage of Private Business? (tags)

Forced Patronage of Private Businesses seems to violate Constitutional Protections against Compulsory Speech. It also forces people to give money to investments, by insurers, in what may be the very industry that caused one's illness!

Insurance Companies Pay Silverstein Properties $2 billion For 9/11 Claims (tags)

"Seven Insurance Companies Pay Silverstein Properties $2 billion As Settlement For 9/11 Insurance Claims"

Eco-activists could be framed for insurance fraud (tags)

Potential for developers and/or SUV dealerships using arson and "eco-terror" DHS hype to frame eco-activists for profitable insurance fraud..

Health Reform: Turning from the Solidarity Principle (tags)

Neoliberal economic and labor market policy, stagnating working income and continuing mass unemployment have withered the extent of employment paying into social security.. The next financing crisis of health insurance is pre-programmed.

NEW YORK STATE, HILLARY, SCHUMER, BUSHFRAUD, MOSSAD CRIME WAVE CONTINUES (tags)

It can now be reported that the short sales on insurance company stocks have been traced to an elaborate New York state "Ponzi scheme." This includes the use of U.S. Intelligence Agency-based black accounts and crooked accounting procedures aka "past-posting." This activity is directly linked to former CEO of American Insurance Group (AIG), Hank (Maurice) Greenberg and the out-of-control Israeli Mossad. The short sales and put options that were placed on the Chicago Board of Options pre 9/11 were funded through the American-Turkish Council and Kissinger Associates with brokerage firm Bear Stearns and American Insurance Group disguising the profits as end of the year derivatives.

Golden State Gamble: PAUL KRUGMAN (tags)

Krugman is of two minds about Governor Schwarzenegger’s plan to bring universal health insurance to California.

Gov's health plan good step, but universal coverage doomed, say Greens (tags)

Governor's health plan step in right direction, but universal coverage doomed because politicos too ‘in debt' to powerful special interests, says Green Party of California.

Building Bridges Radio: Rep John Conyers-National Health Care – The Time Has Come (tags)

WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 29 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

The Welfare State and Democracy (tags)

The German presidential cabinets following the Mueller government cut the basic social rights of employees and unemployed at a breakneck speed and dismantled the welfare state and democracy.

Bad Solutions to Health Care Problem (tags)

The topic of just what is Big Insurance is too often left out of Health Care debates.

The Beauty of the System (tags)

A tale of shipping, blackmail and slow death in the lost Cul de Sac

Lt. Governor Candidate Proposing Socialize Health Care (tags)

The United States has fallen behind many other countries to protect the health of our citizens, including Canada, England and most other European countries. As a nation our government is first concerned with protecting corporate profits and the interest of big business above the health of our citizens. Now Stewart Alexander, Candidate for California Lieutenant Governor with the Peace and Freedom Party, is proposing socialize health care to protect the health of our society.

Building Bridges Radio:Paul Krugman-Medicare for All (tags)

WBAI'S Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB ADDRESS LINK BELOW.

Paul Krugman on Medicare D (tags)

The Bush administration turns out to be the reverse Midas, everything it gets its hands on from reconstruction of New Orleans to drug reform turns to crud.

Truckers Set to Shut Down LA Harbor on May 1st. (tags)

"Day Without and Immigrant" Spreads to the LA Harbor.

Dear Just Wondering - So many myths, So little time (tags)

"just wonderings" post is so full of falsehoods about immigration its hilarious, but also indicate of the ignorance of the anti-immigrant crowd. Even with a rudimentary understanding of the historical dynamic between the U.S. and Mexican society one can trash such a flaccid attempt at satire.

California Left Candidates for 2006 Elections (tags)

The State Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party has endorsed a full slate of 2006 candidates for statewide offices.

Office of Inspector General's in Violation of Patroit Act 1001 (tags)

Office of Inspector general's in Violation of Patroit Act regarding Medicaid kickback fraud conducted against Elderly Hospitalized Federal Employee Health Beneficiaries - Hospital dumping for criminal conversions.

Selling off the Social State (tags)

Attitudes are the only disability. If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. "Social solidarity with the sick is eroding. The solidarian security from risks is the prerequisite for personal responsibility."

What's Good for Canada is Good for General Motors (tags)

What’s going on here? Up in Canada, executives in charge of the Canadian subsidiaries of U.S. firms are not just praising Canadia’s socialized medical system; they’re lobbying to have it expanded to include pharmacy and home health care. Back here in the States, though, they’re all lobbying furiously against any hint of government-funded health care.

Even U.S. Corporations Like Canada's National Health Plan (tags)

Even as they lobby in Washington against any move towards socializing the health care system, U.S. companies are shifting production to Canada where they don’t have the cost of paying for employee health care, and once there, they are joining Canadian firms in calling for better funding for health care and more extensive services. What’s going on here?

Things are going from bad to worse? - It has gotten worse, folks! (tags)

The neo-cons are aware that Americans are un-informed (by corporate design) and domicile (courtesy of ESPN). Americans will not leave the couch and a good game on TV to stand out on the street to protest anything nowadays. So the onslaught continues. Congress is making haste at taking away rights that have been built up through decades of struggle.

Attny Gen. Spitzer Pulls the Pants Down on Mega-Corps (tags)

This speech was given by Mr. Spitzer at the National Press Club on 1/31/05

Transgenders Lack Access to Proper Health Care (tags)

Transgenders discuss how the health care system falls short of their needs.

Social Security and Modern Society (tags)

Social security is not a mere burden but a benefit of productivity. Countries with comfortable social security systems are internationally very competitive. Social security supports economic growth and employment.

Paid Work and Basic Income (tags)

The goal of basic income advocates is to neutralize capitalism in one of its central premises: the generalziation of paid labor as the only or at least dominant path of securing existence. The future would be brighter if this were on the agenda.

Rhine Capitalism, Anglo-Saxon Capitalism and Redistribution (tags)

Anglo-Saxon capitalism is an unbridled capi-talism whose profit logic overrules all social and environmental interests. Rhine capitali-sm has a social net so workers are not redu-ced to cost factors. "The Cold War against the social state leaves..another republic."

Review of Paul Krugman's "The Great Unraveling" (tags)

"We face one of the most wicked rogue governments on earth in democratic enlightened America. This administration denies the legitimacy of the existing political system and seeks to abolish it.."

biased insurance investigations (tags)

This is about the state of California and FBI trying to influence lawsuit reform and help large corporations get out of regulations.

The Bush Medicare Nightmare (tags)

Schwarzenegger and Democrats Gut Workers’ Compensation in California (tags)

Both parties have handed a gigantic victory to their corporate backers, especially the insurance industry, on the backs of injured workers.

AMERICANS NOT WELCOME AT OLYMPICS (tags)

This is a financial report, not a personal attack. VOLATILITY in TERRORISM INSURANCE markets is expected to consume profits and put pressure on the dollar based on the number of tickets sold to AMERICANS and ISRAELIS and the number of atheletes that do compete, or flip flop, none of which are really welcome to travel anywhere, except back to the house. please read on for master plan details.

FOX OBSTRUCTS JUSTICE (tags)

Bill Cristol, forot to tell the lie, the universal lie, that was repeated by FOX NEWS CHANNEL, CNN, and other terrorist networks like DISNEY who also make cartoons like DAVE THE BARBARIAN. They forgot they played the BLAME GAME with me and BILL CLINTON for 25 years at least.

DENNIS MILLER SHUT DOWN (tags)

Dennis Miller was not seen on my CATV system or the local NBC affiliate broadcast in MY NEIGHBORHOOD and if you see him in YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD he is sitting on GROUND ZERO with Desmond Tutu unless both of them decided to advocate MIGRATORY LIVING like the POPE. CHEVROLET TURNS KEY. WWWIII

Help Justice for Janitors for T-Day (tags)

This is being reposted by an IMCer. A report back from the GWS anti-Bechtel demos, and news about janitors looking for some support.

Do you Love Your Grandmother? SPEAK OUT NOW against the Medicare Bill - NOW! (tags)

Come on LA!! All those grandmas/abuelinas and granpas/abuelos are counting on you!!!!!

Me? A liberal? (tags)

After looking at Canada, I've become a real fan of some kind of national health plan. Of course, that would lead to big government and higher taxes, but maybe it's us little guys got a little something for our money, too.

As Iraq death toll rises, so do war profits (tags)

WASHINGTON – As the roster of dead and wounded in Iraq grows longer, George W. Bush is pleading that the people of this country stay the course despite admissions by his administration that the occupation has become a “long, hard slog.”

BTL:A Majority Of Americans Favor Government-Run Universal Healthcare System... (tags)

...Insurance Companies & Politicians Resist Change. Interview with Dr. Stephanie Woolhandler, co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

a cry for help (tags)

can anyone help please

Wal-Mart's benefits come under fire (tags)

Sally Lieber, D-San Jose, points to Wal-Mart employee hand-outs about social services like Medicaid, food stamps and temporary assistance as proof that the retailer uses state and federal tax dollars to supplement "poverty" level wages and benefits.

36 Reasons To Vote For Bush and Republicans In 2004 (tags)

You like Pat Robertson, the TV evangelist. You send him contributions and you pray with him for the “passing” of three Supreme Court Justices.

Activating State or Active Social State (tags)

"Cuts in benefits are not social reforms but a relapse to the last century when society didn't protect its members from general life risks on account of deficient resources.The welfare state is indispensable for the society altogether and for the socially disadvantaged

Ex-Quackenbush consultants hop aboard Arnold the Barbarian's campaign for Governor (tags)

"Nothing could be more inside the political structure that has so offended Californians than to hire Chuck Quackenbush's political consultants. This is a strategic blunder of monumental proportions. It makes me wonder whether [Schwarzenegger's] up to the task."

Harvey Rosenfeld v. Gov Davis on Davis' Anti-Consumer Law (tags)

Harvey Rosenfeld, the author of the pro-consumer Prop 103 re auto insurance, may run for governor on the Recall Gray Davis ballot, because Davis just signed a pro-insurance auto bill that effectively violates Prop. 103.

Leaving Las Vegas for a healthier state of being? (tags)

Since Nevada is no longer a frontier state, a fundamental rethinking of health care is in order; "The libertarian attitude has to evolve" else "we should all leave"

False Patriotism (tags)

Pseudo-American "Patriotic" Global Subliminal Terrorism!

Open Letter to Esquire Insurance (tags)

What business are you in? You seem to be more about image and status keeping. You know like LOSERS must do.

The Blood Of Thousands (tags)

This is the way the Bush family makes millions. It takes the blood of thousands of innocence civilians

Wal-Mart – the nation’s worst workplace bully (tags)

With $7 billion in profits squeezed from the labor of one million workers at 3,250 stores across the country last year, Wal-Mart deserves its reputation as the nation’s worst “workplace bully.”

The economy: Nothing to remain silent about (tags)

Nearly two months have passed since President Bush hosted an “economic summit” – a flop the People’s Weekly World headlined as “all show and no go.” As events have since shown, we may have understated the case:

The Nuclear Power Industry and the true cost of The Price-Anderson Act (tags)

The Nuclear Power Industry and the true cost of The Price-Anderson Act

Average Medical Malpractice Payouts Only $43,000; Virtually Unchanged in 10 Yrs (tags)

Refuting insurance company claims of "exploding" medical malpractice costs, a new analysis shows that negligence payouts average only $42,607.03, only slightly more than a decade earlier -- $39,093.31. As a percentage of national health care expenditures, malpractice costs are at an all time low, 0.55 percent. [And yes, the insurance companies, too, are looking for a government bailout.]

Lon Beach to Redraft Events Policy (tags)

People for Community Empowerment sued the city when the group was required to get permits for its July 4 rally on energy issues.

Union Workers and Supporters Rally at San Diego Union Tribune (tags)

300 plus people gathered in front of the San Diego Union Tribune to rally in support of Union Workers who have been involved in a nine-year struggle with the paper for a decent contract. the paper has responded with dirty tactics and typical union busting techniques.

Taking from the Poor to Serve and Protect the Rich (tags)

Editorial

WHY AL AND GEORGE SING IN PERFECT HARMONY FROM THE CORPORATE SONGBOOK (tags)

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