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Key health reform bills up for vote in California

Health reform measures in California, with over 8 million uninsured residents, may be of special interest to other states as they, too, start to implement the new federal legislation.

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Arizona law bad for our health, doctors say

A coalition of medical organizations has condemned Arizona's draconian anti-immigrant law, SB 1070, calling it a "step backwards for the health and well being of the nation."

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Single-payer health care in health care overhaul law?

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Is single-payer government-run health care - a key cause for 21 international unions and 500 other labor organizations and a bugaboo for the health insurers and the Radical Right - in the massive health care overhaul Congress approved on party-line votes and President Barack Obama signed?

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News in brief: Matthews says nationalize BP

Leading today's News in Brief: MSNBC news commentator Chris Matthews called on the Obama administration to do its best for the people and nationalize the oil industry.

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Health reform law still a big deal

A package arrived for me yesterday - something I ordered a while ago and then forgot about - my "Health Reform is a BFD" t-shirt! (Remember that: Joe Biden's muttered comment about just exactly how big a deal health care reform is?)

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Health reform: The lie lasts until the truth arrives

MERIDEN, Conn. - Labor, clergy, small business and health care advocates here are challenging the corporate misinformation barrage against health care reform.

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Republican lawsuit against health reform called ‘frivolous’

"Frivolous" and "embarrassing" were words one legal expert used to described a lawsuit filed by several Republican attorneys general this week to block the new health reform law.

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Struggle requires long view, Jesse Jackson tells left gathering

A conversation with the Rev. Jesse Jackson before an overflow crowd opened this year's Left Forum conference at Pace University in lower Manhattan this weekend.

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Why does Mike Cox want to kill health reform?

Michigan State Attorney General and GOP candidate for governor Mike Cox doesn't want Michigan residents to have universal access to health care.

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Corp. shuts down hospital, puts profits first

HOUSTON - Amidst the nationwide battle over the right of Americans to health care, the Hospital Corporation of America announced March 16 that Spring Branch Medical Center here will close by May 1.

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