Low-income seniors and people with disabilities won a round Oct. 19 in their long struggle against state funding cuts threatening services under California's In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program. The cuts were part of the revised state budget agreed by the Democratic-controlled legislature and Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in July to close a $23 billion-plus budget gap.
On Tuesday, October 20th, hundreds of events will take place across the country, in a "National Day of Action for Health Care."
The labor movement will oppose any health reform bill that does not correct the "deeply flawed" version approved by the Senate Finance Committee.
As one of many reform rallies targetting insurance giants across the country, Connecticut Health Care for America Now declared United Health Group a 'crime scene.'
In another break with Bush administration policies, the Environmental Protection Agency says it will investigate the health effects of one of the nation's most widely used weed-killers, atrazine.
On the heels of President Obama's speech to Congress on health reform this week, White House Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes stated that the administration has learned some important lessons about that issue coming out of the August congressional recess.
CHICAGO -- "Twenty thousand people die each year because they lack health insurance.” That was a grim figure presented by medical student Anthony Chang to a MoveOn.org-hosted health care reform vigil here on Sept. 2.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – “I was too expensive, so they got rid of me,” Robert Green told hundreds of rural Missourians who rallied for health care reform here on the Capital steps September 2.
Love handles and bulging waistlines are a big problem in America that can only be solved, a growing number of politicians are telling us, with some hefty “fat taxes.”
A survey of 190 American hospitals compiled by nurses in eight different states shows that hospitals across the nation are not ready for the coming H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic. The findings were released this week by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee.