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Health public option springs back to life

 A group of influential Democratic senators called yesterday on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to include the public option in the reconciliation process on health care reform.


Action for health care grows

Dozens of marches, rallies and vigils are taking place during the week-long recess demanding that Congress "pass health care that works for us now."



Urgent action needed on unemployment, COBRA extension

On March 1, nearly 1.2 million workers are scheduled to lose unemployment and COBRA benefits (health coverage) unless Congress acts.


Anthem Blue Cross - poster child for urgency of health reform

With its move to raise premiums on individual policyholders in California by up to 39 percent, Anthem Blue Cross enraged customers and elected officials.


Melanie Shouse, health care activist, dies at 41

ST. LOUIS -- Melanie Shouse was 37 when she first felt the lump. She couldn't believe it. But she kept up her fighting spirit, especially for health care reform.


Rallies demand strong health care bill

On the eve of President Obama's first State of the Union address, people in over 130 communities around the country rallied at Congressional offices Jan. 26.


Rep. Larson's office greets emergency rally for health care

Over 100 determined people attended an emergency rally Tuesday to save national health care reform. The gathering marched outside the office of Representative John Larson.


‘Tax the rich’ gaining support

Seventy-three percent of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, like the idea of taxing those fat Wall Street bonuses.

Obama deficit control plan draws fire

President Obama's plan to announce a spending freeze for some domestic programs during his State of the Union address tomorrow is drawing fire.

Union leaders announce 'big improvements' in Senate's health care tax plan

Leaders of America's major unions, coming out of intense negotiations with the president and congressional leaders, said late yesterday that they were close to winning big improvements for workers in the health care reform legislation nearing completion in the Congress.

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