Low-income seniors and people with disabilities won a round Oct. 19 in their long struggle against state funding cuts threatening services under California's In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program. The cuts were part of the revised state budget agreed by the Democratic-controlled legislature and Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in July to close a $23 billion-plus budget gap.
On Tuesday, October 20th, hundreds of events will take place across the country, in a "National Day of Action for Health Care."
The labor movement will oppose any health reform bill that does not correct the "deeply flawed" version approved by the Senate Finance Committee.
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.'
In another break with Bush administration policies, the Environmental Protection Agency says it will investigate the health effects of one of the nation's most widely used weed-killers, atrazine.