Federal judge halts in-home service cuts

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.


Calling on Congress: health care reform now

 On Tuesday, October 20th, hundreds of events will take place across the country, in a "National Day of Action for Health Care."


Labor slams ‘deeply flawed’ Finance health bill

The labor movement will oppose any health reform bill that does not correct the "deeply flawed" version approved by the Senate Finance Committee.


United Health Group declared a ‘crime scene’

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.'


EPA to probe weed-killer’s links to cancer, birth defects

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.

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