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Americans Must Liberate Themselves From the Oppression of Health Coverage, Say Republicans

Paul Waldman American Prospect
Is Paul Ryan's desire to snatch coverage from millions so he can give an enormous tax break to wealthy people utterly monstrous? Absolutely. But if nothing else, Ryan isn't trying to convince us he believes something he doesn't. Strip away the complex politics involved and it becomes evident that Republican proposals are based upon the belief that, as Ayn Rand preached, the government has no obligation to help anyone.

It’s Only My Health

Olivia Alperstein OtherWords.org
I'm one of the millions who could lose access to health care if Republicans repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Revealed: AARP Is Funding ALEC

Nick Surgey and Calvin Sloan The Center for Media and Democracy
AARP, the non-profit seniors organization that exists to promote the financial security, pensions and healthcare of those over 50, is secretly funding the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an organization whose bills have acted against the interests of ordinary Americans, including retirees and their families. What can you do? -- sign the petition below.

The Fight for Single Payer Health Insurance, 2014

Dr. Paul Song Labor Campaign for SinglePayer Healthcare
The Labor Campaign for Single Payer held its largest ever strategy conference August 22-24 in Oakland, CA. Over 300 attendees packed the joint session at the historic ILWU Local 6 Hall, which was co-sponsored by Healthcare-NOW! and One-Payer States. Dr. Paul Song gave the keynote address for the workshop on "One Payer States".

The Illogic of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

Uwe E. Reinhardt New York Times
The Supreme Court’s ruling may prompt Americans to re-examine whether the traditional, employment-based health insurance that they have become accustomed to is really the ideal platform for health insurance coverage in the 21st century.

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Lean And Mean Health Care

Greg Chern Against The Current
From the May/June 2014 issue of ATC. A thorough look at how the Affordable Care Act will change health care beyond just the consumer interaction. A useful resource for health care consumers, health care workers, and reform activists.

Howard Dean on Obamacare Individual Mandate

Dylan Scott Talking Points Memo
The individual mandate was not necessary - the insurance companies like it because it does bring young, healthy people who aren't likely to get sick into the system.
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