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Single payer still alive in California

Single payer legislation has passed the California legislature three times already, but was vetoed each time. Now activists hope the fourth time will be a charm.

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Health reform backers gaining support

As Republicans attempt to repeal healthcare reform, Democats are turning the debate into a campaign to explain the law to more Americans.

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Blue Shield rate hike sparks calls for regulation

With Blue Shield threatening to jack premiums 59 percent, consumers, elected officials and others are demanding legislation to control outrageous insurance rate hikes.

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Health reform helps Californians, repeal would be costly

The California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) has released a report detailing what would happen to Californians if repeal happens.

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Hundreds in Ohio protest in-coming Kasich administration

Thirty-six hours before Republican and former Fox News contributor John Kasich was sworn in as Ohio’s governor, people from across the state rallied voicing strong objections to his anti-labor, anti-environment and anti-student agenda.

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Food safety at risk with Republican slashes

Republican plans to cut taxes for the rich and social spending for working families may threaten food safety, say supporters of a law passed in the lame duck session of Congress and signed into law this week by President Obama.

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NY governor bans fracking - for now

Residents concerned about the safety of their towns and drinking water won a first victory over "fracking" as outgoing Gov. David Paterson signed an  order banning the practice until July.

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Interfaith rally pushes public option forward in Connecticut

A large interfaith rally Dec. 14 demaned implementation of a state public option that would bring residents the full benefit of national health care.

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Surprise! Republican judge rules against health care law

A federal judge in Virginia  ruled that one part of President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law is unconstitutional, which comes after two other federal judges ruled it was constitutional, setting up an eventual showdown in the Supreme Court.

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Congress passes major food safety bill

Food safety advocates hailed the Senate move as the most sweeping reform of food safety in decades prompted by an alarming rise in the numbers of people who die or suffer illness from contaminated food.

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