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Not just talk, but action for jobs, health care and democracy

What motivates people to take action? Necessity, yes, but there are many people who have lost their jobs or health care or face a loss of rights and they turn inward. Blaming themselves, or their families or their neighbors.

700 cheer ‘Mad as Hell Doctors’

SEQUIM, Wash. — Nearly 700 people packed the Sequim High School auditorium Aug. 25 to cheer calls by Oregon-based “Mad As Hell Doctors” for universal single-payer health care.

It takes a fight to win

It seems clear that the prospects for a bipartisan health care bill are diminishing with each passing day. And as far as I'm concerned that is a good thing. Nothing good, nothing resembling "reform" could come from bipartisanship in this Congress. The Republicans have no appetite for real health care reform. The health care system isn't broken in their view. So why fix it? A few cosmetic changes maybe, but nothing more.

Albuquerque turns out for health care reform

Braving over 95 degree heat, more than 2,000 Albuquerquians turned out for a town hall meeting sponsored by Rep. Martin Heinrich of the 1st congressional district of New Mexico, most of whom were in support of health care reform and the public option.

As reports of compromise appear, push grows for public option

As President Obama continues his push for comprehensive health care reform and as reports emerge about “compromises” designed to win backing from Senate Blue Dog Democrats and Republicans, Health Care for America Now, a huge national coalition, and some unions have launched a new $650,000 television ad campaign targeting GOP leaders in the House and Senate and Republican members of Congress.

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President Obama challenges GOP 'misinformation' on health care reform

President Barack Obama got right to the point on health care reform and answered every GOP charge at the July 22 White House press conference.

Health care drive in high gear

Major hospital associations, pledging to save more than $150 billion over 10 years, were the latest big industry group to jump aboard what has become the Health Care Express. Meeting with Vice President Biden today, they said the savings can help pay for health care to those without insurance.

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July 4th demonstrator's cry: Health care now!

PORT ANGELES, WA., July 5---Thousands of onlookers stood and applauded along the July 4 parade route in this paper-mill town as marchers walked by with banners demanding health-care reform and chanting “48 million uninsured. SHAME!” and “Health Care Now!”

Obama pushes health care overhaul

At a news conference Tuesday at the White House President Barack Obama called for the creation of a national health care system that would cover the 47 million now without insurance, a clean energy economy, and for the Iranian government to stop its attacks on political opponents.

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