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Republicans try to block Senate health care debate

Health care advocates say the priority now is pressing senators to stand up to the insurance industry's stalling tactic.

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Activists say ‘thanks’ for health care reform

Video: In Dallas, activists from MoveOn, Organizing for America, Jobs with Justice and the Progressive Center of Texas poured into the offices of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson to thank her for voting for health care reform.

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Health reform gets thumbs up from business community

In its ongoing campaign to pass health reform, the White House this week highlighted a new report from the Business Roundtable (BRT) on healthcare costs.

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Four in Hartford arrested at Lieberman protest

Several dozen demonstrators gathered in front of Senator Joseph Lieberman's Hartford office at Constitution Plaza yesterday.

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Only in California! In-home care in peril

Beginning Nov. 1, until they are officially enrolled, new providers of In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) to low income seniors, the blind and the disabled will not be paid their wages.

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New York state budget: the money is there, if you look for it

Yesterday, Gov. David Paterson  made a speech before an extraordinary joint session of the State Senate and Assembly, pushing the legislative bodies to accept his plan to alleviate the state's more than $3.2 billion deficit for this fiscal year (of which, four and a half months are remaining). Included in his plans are about $1.3 billion in cuts to schools, health care and municipal governments.

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Health bill passes House, abortion remains sticking point

The bipartisan passage of the House health reform bill Sat. Nov. 7 was met with mainly positive reviews from the labor and democratic movements.

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Demonstrators stage sit-in at Cigna

Video: Non-violent civil disobedience is employed at a Glendale,  California Cigna office with protestors calling for a public health care option.

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Pelosi announces the House health plan

After months of struggle by a growing movement outside and inside the halls of Congress, House Democrats released a health care reform plan.

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Health reform and rural America

Health reform being considered in Congress now would address the special concerns of rural Americans, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told reporters Tuesday, Oct 27th.

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