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A system with no compassion: one woman's story

"I'm not asking for any handouts; I just want to stay alive," Susan said.

As Americans take desperate measures, physicians affirm support for mandate

The AMA reiterated its support for the individual mandate, the most controversial part of President Barack Obama's signature 2012 health care reform.

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Single-payer rally "welcomes" insurance industry group

It's no surprise that this week's meeting of America's Health Insurance Plans, the health insurance industry's national trade association, was greeted by a "welcoming committee."

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Connecticut becomes first state to require paid sick days

A national precedent was set in Connecticut last week after lawmakers passed measures allowing paid sick days and the expansion of health care coverage.

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Single-payer bill introduced in Congress

The U.S. is one of the few nations in the industrialized world that do not guarantee health care.

GOP reps run from voters on Social Security, Medicare

Facing voter anger, Republican lawmakers across the country are screening questions at town hall meetings, holding "invitation only" gatherings, or deciding not to hold meetings at all.

Vermont single-payer fight lights a path

Vermont's state Senate on Monday spotlighted how progressives can use the Affordable Health Care Act to introduce single-payer health care in states across the country.

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Congressional Black Caucus would boost social programs & revenue

Continuing a 30-year-long tradition, the Congressional Black Caucus April 14 presented its alternative budget for fiscal 2012 to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Rally marks first birthday for Obama health care law

Chicago-area residents celebrated the one year anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act by President Obama, March 23,  with stories of how the law helped them obtain affordable and quality health care.

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Health care ruling is "judicial activism on steroids"

Health care actvists say U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson's ruling aginst the Affordable Care Act advances GOP agenda: return control of health care to insurance companies

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