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CT NAACP calls on Lieberman to support health bill

A Connecticut delegation of civil rights groups met with Senator Joseph Lieberman's staff yesterday to urge the Senator to support comprehensive health care reform.

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Wall Street vote delayed as Black Caucus demands help for poor

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus  persuaded House Finance Services Committee chairman, Rep. Barney Frank to delay a vote on the systemic risks bill.

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Health care reform equals jobs, small business owners say

CHICAGO - Hundreds of health care reform advocates, union leaders and small business owners rallied outside the Renaissance Hotel here Nov. 17, while America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) held its national Fall Forum inside.

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First Lady urges women to talk to friends about health care

Video: The White House went on the offensive on the health care debate,  reaching out to women and mothers with a new video from First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Labor slams ‘deeply flawed’ Finance health bill

The labor movement will oppose any health reform bill that does not correct the "deeply flawed" version approved by the Senate Finance Committee.

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United Health Group declared a ‘crime scene’

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.'

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President Obama details health reform principles

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.

Missouri state capital rallies for health care reform

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.

Florida rally demands health care reform now

ORLANDO – Over 1,000 residents from throughout Florida met last Saturday to demonstrate widespread outrage at the lack of quality, affordable health care. The assembled crowd filled a gymnasium adjacent to the O-Rena (officially the Amway Arena, named after the pyramid billionaire tea bagger Rich De Vos).

Obama needs a little help from his friends

I read too many analysts these days that say that the passage of real health care reform rests largely on President Obama’s shoulders.

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