CHICAGO -- "Twenty thousand people die each year because they lack health insurance.” That was a grim figure presented by medical student Anthony Chang to a MoveOn.org-hosted health care reform vigil here on Sept. 2.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – “I was too expensive, so they got rid of me,” Robert Green told hundreds of rural Missourians who rallied for health care reform here on the Capital steps September 2.
Love handles and bulging waistlines are a big problem in America that can only be solved, a growing number of politicians are telling us, with some hefty “fat taxes.”
A survey of 190 American hospitals compiled by nurses in eight different states shows that hospitals across the nation are not ready for the coming H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic. The findings were released this week by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee.
ORLANDO – Over 1,000 residents from throughout Florida met last Saturday to demonstrate widespread outrage at the lack of quality, affordable health care. The assembled crowd filled a gymnasium adjacent to the O-Rena (officially the Amway Arena, named after the pyramid billionaire tea bagger Rich De Vos).
I read too many analysts these days that say that the passage of real health care reform rests largely on President Obama’s shoulders.
HOUSTON – A front page article in the 8/30/09 edition of the Houston Chronicle notes that Houston is among the worst in the nation in terms of uninsured residents. This great, culturally diverse city which is the nation’s fourth largest, frequently boasts of the Texas Medical Center, which is world-renowned for medical treatment and research.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As a huge Organizing for America bus rolled into the Hispanic Cultural Center here on the evening of Aug. 27, it was greeted by the shouts of nearly 1,000 people: “Health Care Now!”
ST. LOUIS – “Health care reform is about family values,” Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed told over 1,500 union members, community leaders and activists here at an Organizing for America (OFA) health care rally August, 30. “I can’t think of anything more critical than the health of our families,” he said.
NEW YORK – At nearly the same time as the funeral for Ted Kennedy, the “Lion of the Senate,” took place in Boston, thousands of people gathered at the crossroads of the world to both fight for President Obama’s health care reform package and to say “thank you” to Kennedy for his lifelong struggle on behalf of working people, especially his fight to make sure everyone in America had access to quality care.