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3/21/2006
Jerry Flanagan
Thank You to the Austin Lounge Lizards for their new song "Go Ahead and Die" featured in the music video below by Powerhouse Animation.   Having trouble viewing the video? Download Flash Player Slow Connection Speed? Watch the video in Quicktime.   Half of every dollar spent on health care is wasted on administration,...
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3/21/2006
Jerry Flanagan
Harvard Study Finds Medical Bills Push Many Into Bankruptcy Nearly half of all Americans who file for bankruptcy do so because of medical expenses, according to a new study released jointly by researchers at Harvard Law School and Harvard Medical School. The study, which is based on surveys of 1,771 individuals filing for bankruptcy, is the first...
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3/21/2006
Jerry Flanagan
Patients, employers, nurses, doctors, and hospital administrators have the most significant opportunity in decades to unite and build a universal health care system for all Californians. Watch a series of statewide town hall meetings where they discuss common problems and consensus universal health care solutions. To date, 14 town hall events...
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3/21/2006
Jerry Flanagan
"If the U.S. were to shift to a system of universal coverage � the savings in administrative costs would be more than enough to offset the expense of universal coverage." - Congressional Budget Office and the General Accounting Office How We Can Insure Everyone & Save Money Californians are already paying for...
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3/21/2006
Jerry Flanagan
“Like it or not, if we pay $1,500 per car for health care and our cheap global competitors pay $200, that’s a disadvantage. … Another possibility is leveraging the buying power of the government, which is the biggest purchaser of health care under Medicare….” - Rick Wagoner, CEO of General Motors Why We Need...
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3/17/2006
Posted by Jerry Flanagan
Play a Video Game, Win Universal Health Care Play the online shooter game, Nurse Avenger, and help build support for universal health care.     California Health Plan Half of every dollar spent on health care is wasted on administration, insurance company profits, and overpriced pharmaceuticals. Only by insuring everyone in a new...
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1/1/2006
Jerry Flanagan
Health insurance premiums are increasing 250% faster than hospital and doctor fees and patients are not getting the care they need when they need it. HMO, PPO, and health insurance overhead costs have become the fastest growing health care costs ¿ increasing more each year than even the price of prescription drugs. Watch the Pig People From...
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1/1/2006
Jerry Flanagan
Read the transcript of the program. View a resource page on the NOW website complete with a photo essay, "Barely Covered," and an analysis of S. 1955. Read More About Junk Health Insurance on FTCR's S. 1955 Resource Page Having trouble viewing the video? Try another format. Real Player: Low High Windows Media Player: LowHigh Quicktime: Low High
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1/1/2006
Jerry Flanagan
Which would you prefer — the current health insurance system in the United States, in which most people get their health insurance from private employers, but some people have no insurance, or a universal health insurance program, in which everyone is covered under a program like Medicare that is run by the government and financed by...
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1/1/2006
Jerry Flanagan
Proposal: Senate Bill 840 (Senator Sheila Kuehl) Status: Pending in California Legislature Watch a Television Show on SB 840 The California Health Insurance Reliability Act, (CHIRA), would provide fiscally sound, affordable health insurance coverage to all Californians and allow every Californian to choose his or her own physician and control...