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Second $250 stimulus urged for 57 million

President Obama has asked for a second $250 stimulus for 57 million people on Social Security, who will be hit by higher prescription drug premiums next year - another reason health care reform is needed.

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PA rally backs single payer bills

Close to 1500 Pennsylvanians packed the main Capitol rotunda recently to call for passage of a bill that could make their state the first in the nation to put a single payer health insurance plan in place.

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First Lady urges women to talk to friends about health care

Video: The White House went on the offensive on the health care debate,  reaching out to women and mothers with a new video from First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Spending freeze, gay rights on Washington ballot

Voters have already received their mail ballots across the Evergreen State and the two hottest issues in the Nov. 3 election are I-1033, a rightwing measure to impose deep spending cuts, and another ballot question, R-71 to ratify the state legislature’s Domestic Partnership law.

Federal judge halts in-home service cuts

Low-income seniors and people with disabilities won a round Oct. 19 in their long struggle against state funding cuts threatening services under California's In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program. The cuts were part of the revised state budget agreed by the Democratic-controlled legislature and Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in July to close a $23 billion-plus budget gap.

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Calling on Congress: health care reform now

 On Tuesday, October 20th, hundreds of events will take place across the country, in a "National Day of Action for Health Care."

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Labor slams ‘deeply flawed’ Finance health bill

The labor movement will oppose any health reform bill that does not correct the "deeply flawed" version approved by the Senate Finance Committee.

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United Health Group declared a ‘crime scene’

As one of many reform rallies targetting  insurance giants across the country, Connecticut Health Care for America Now declared United Health Group a 'crime scene.'

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EPA to probe weed-killer’s links to cancer, birth defects

In another break with Bush administration policies, the Environmental Protection Agency says it will investigate the health effects of one of the nation's most widely used weed-killers, atrazine.

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President Obama details health reform principles

On the heels of President Obama's speech to Congress on health reform this week, White House Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes stated that the administration has learned some important lessons about that issue coming out of the August congressional recess.

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