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Democrats Against Single Payer

Branko Marcetic Jacobin
Single-payer health care has always been a goal of the Left. But Democrats have turned it into a punching bag.

The Urban Institute's Attack On Single Payer: Ridiculous Assumptions Yield Ridiculous Estimates

David Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler Huffington Post
The authors' anti-single-payer bias is also evident from their incredible claims that physicians' incomes would be squeezed (which contradicts their own estimates positing a sharp rise in spending on physician services), and that patients would suffer huge disruptions, despite the fact that the implementation of single-payer systems elsewhere, as well as the start-up of Medicare, were disruption-free.

ColoradoCare Backers Collect 156,000 Signatures for Single-Payer Plan

Joey Bunch Denver Post
She said supporters will attempt to dispel the impression it's government-run health care — the insurance program eventually would be run by an elected 21-member board — and claimed it would provide more help for more people, by cutting bureaucracy, waste and unreasonable profits.

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NY Assembly Passes Universal Health Care Bill

Dan Goldberg Capital New York
The bill, Gottfried said, would lower costs by getting rid of insurance companies. It would lower administrative costs and allow doctors to focus their time on treating patients instead of fighting for reimbursements.

Tidbits - December 12, 2013

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Reader Comments - Nelson Mandela; Republic Windows - CEOs Going to Jail; Minimum Wage; Healthcare - Single-Payer; Syria; India homophobia; Austerity; Living Wage - Low wage workers; Books to read (or to give; or both); Announcements - Suggestion for Year-end Giving - Davis-Putter Scholarship; Shostakovich For The Children Of Syria - Carnegie Hall, New York - January 13

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Watch Out: the ACA is Coming! Briefing Paper Now Available

Labor Campaign for Single Payer Labor Campaign for Single Payer
Some unions have called for the repeal of Obamacare and a return to the status quo before its passage. We in the Labor Campaign believe that such a call would be a disaster for the labor movement. Rather, we believe that this is a moment to move forward to healthcare justice by ac- knowledging the weaknesses in the ACA while defending its gains and moving to establish a single-payer Medicare for All system that would make healthcare a right for everyone in America.
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