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Only in California! In-home care in peril

Beginning Nov. 1, until they are officially enrolled, new providers of In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) to low income seniors, the blind and the disabled will not be paid their wages.


New York state budget: the money is there, if you look for it

Yesterday, Gov. David Paterson  made a speech before an extraordinary joint session of the State Senate and Assembly, pushing the legislative bodies to accept his plan to alleviate the state's more than $3.2 billion deficit for this fiscal year (of which, four and a half months are remaining). Included in his plans are about $1.3 billion in cuts to schools, health care and municipal governments.


Wall Street gets swine flu vaccine before others

Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley were among the first employers in New York to receive shipments of the badly sought after H1N1 swine flu vaccine.


Health bill passes House, abortion remains sticking point

The bipartisan passage of the House health reform bill Sat. Nov. 7 was met with mainly positive reviews from the labor and democratic movements.


E. coli deaths point to food safety failures

Two people have died and another 28 are ill after eating ground beef contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The deaths underscore the failures of the nation's food safety system.


Demonstrators stage sit-in at Cigna

Video: Non-violent civil disobedience is employed at a Glendale,  California Cigna office with protestors calling for a public health care option.


Pelosi announces the House health plan

After months of struggle by a growing movement outside and inside the halls of Congress, House Democrats released a health care reform plan.


Congress probes link between football and brain damage

Roger Goodell, commissioner of the National Football League, faced heated questions  accusing the league of neglect of its responsibilities to players with brain injuries.


Health reform and rural America

Health reform being considered in Congress now would address the special concerns of rural Americans, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told reporters Tuesday, Oct 27th.


Tide turns on health care reform

The announcement by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that the public option will reach the Senate floor was greeted by labor and other leaders as proof that the tide has turned in favor of health care reform.

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