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November 21, 2017

Healthy California SB 562 supporters swarm Pasadena Doo Dah Parade!

A good time was had by ALL at the colorful Pasadena Doo Dah Parade on Sunday, November 19, 2017 where supporters of SB 562, The Healthy California Act, […]
November 14, 2017

Big Pharma Greases the Palms of Charities, Think Tanks & Disease Advocacy Groups

Drug industry association gives millions, gains friends Randy Barrett. November 14, 2017. This is part of Tarbell’s first series of stories. We won’t be able to tell more […]
November 11, 2017

Days into Open Enrollment, The Walking Dead’s Scott Wilson Joins Fellow Celebrities in PSAs to End Corporate Healthcare in California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 CONTACT: Kawana Lloyd, 240-472-2860,; Kelsea Wilkerson, 972-951-6694, Ed Begley, Jr., Adam Arkin, Lily Tomlin, and Others Also Weighing in […]
November 8, 2017
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Big Pharma Spends $60 Million, Fools Ohio Voters Into Rejecting Drug Price Controls

Ohio voters reject measure to rein in drug costs By CASEY ROSS @caseymross. (NOVEMBER 7, 2017). STAT. [Excerpts only. Read complete article here.]  AKRON, Ohio — A ballot proposal to rein […]
November 5, 2017
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California Patients Suffer While Health Insurers Limit Care, Rake In Profits

Insurers make billions off Medicaid in California during Obamacare expansion by Chad Terhune and Anna Gorman. (November 5, 2017). Los Angeles Times.  [Excerpts only. Complete article here.] Medicaid is rarely associated with […]
November 1, 2017
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Caught in The Middle-Class Squeeze: Too Young for Medicare, Ineligible for Subsidies

Rising Health Insurance Costs A Worry For Some Aging People And Early Retirees By Steven Findlay and Pauline Bartolone. November 1, 2017. California Healthline Yvonne Read is getting ready to “get slammed” by […]
October 30, 2017

Commonwealth Fund Survey Finds Underinsurance is Exploding

How Well Does Insurance Coverage Protect Consumers from Health Care Costs? Findings from the Commonwealth Fund Biennial Health Insurance Survey, 2016 (Excerpts only. Find complete report here . . […]
October 25, 2017
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Oh, Oh, Ohio! Buckeye State Considers Single Payer

Ohio Democrats Propose Single-Payer Health Care By Jim Provance | BLADE COLUMBUS BUREAU CHIEF Published on Oct. 24, 2017 | Updated 4:11 p. m Oct. 24–COLUMBUS — Even as the Republican-controlled […]
October 25, 2017
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Live Free (from Corporate Health Insurance) or Die!

N.H. rep proposes statewide single-payer health care By ETHAN DeWITT (October 23, 2017), Concord Monitor (Excerpts below. Complete article here.) A proposal to create a single-payer health care […]
October 23, 2017
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Gavin Newsom Wins Union Endt, Strongly Supports Single Payer

Democrats running for California governor debate over bringing single-payer healthcare to the state By Willon, Phil. (2017, October 22) Los Angeles Times (Excerpts. Read complete article here.) The […]