Dear Change Links: Resources for Dealing with Cancer

Dear Change-Links: I came across your site (I was especially drawn to this page: and appreciate all of the heartfelt information you’ve shared for those who have been affected by cancer. I wanted to support your mission by offering you some additional articles surrounding cancer, which I think would be a great addition to the page I mentioned above. They are below: Preparing for the Death of a Terminally-Ill Loved One: [...]

Improved “Medicare for All” in California

Update on “Improved Medicare 4 All” CA Senate Bill 562 By Terrie Brady (Links, resources, and photos from Maureen Cruise) What is SB 562, The Healthy California Act (Lara and Atkins)?  It’s a bill to provide single payer healthcare coverage for all for Californians. Many of us became familiar with the concept through the film “Sicko” by Michael Moore. This film shows that “single-payer” health care covers all the health needs of [...]

150 Attend Town Hall on Single Payer in Rendon’s 63rd California Assembly District

by Barry Saks httpss:// On Saturday, July 8, more than 100 people, with some from the 63rd Assembly District of California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, held what the California Nurses Association characterized as a “Town Hall… on Single Payer,” in the Mayfair Activities Room in Mayfair Park, 5720 Clark Ave., Lakewood, California, also in the Assembly Speaker’s district. The first speaker of the town hall was Marcia Martin.  Martin, who was identified [...]

All Out for SB562 California Single Payer Health Care Coverage

Our Death Panels: The Medical-Industrial Complex, Insurance & Big Pharma by Maureen Cruise RN, Director, Health Care for All- LA Chapter The Healthy California Act, SB 562, a statewide single-payer system needs all of us to fight for Health Care Justice.  Our lives depend upon it. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon decided unexpectedly to hold up SB 562 in the Assembly Rules Committee, where it has been since the Senate passed it by [...]

MEDICARE For All – How to Get There

Medicare for All: How to Get There excerpts from a speech by Dr. Paul Song We know what to expect from Republicans when they vote against the things we stand for, but frankly we have a problem in congress and here in CA, where each year more progressive legislation is held hostage by a group of corporate democrats who do the bidding of big oil, insurance companies, Big Pharma, and other powerful [...]

By |2016-10-06T16:15:33-05:00October 6th, 2016|Capitalism, Economy, Health, Health, Health Care, Healthcare|1 Comment

The President’s Leftovers

THE PRESIDENT'S “LEFTOVERS” By Rob Macon As the election approaches, President Obama prepares to walk the Oval Office one final time. Many agree Obama has done an outstanding job concerning the nation’s economy. Then there are what we can identify as “leftovers.” Leftovers are conditions prevailing during the Obama Administration, as well as past presidents, that the administration was unable to finish, leaving the next administration to solve such problems as poverty, [...]

Hospitals Can Kill You

Hospitals Can Kill You collected by Ray Jones These are real statements by real people about  hospitals: Sandee Curry: I spent five hours in the waiting room here with a kidney infection. The bathroom for the ER waiting room was filthier than a truck stop restroom. The sink was clogged and I couldn't wash my hands. When I finally saw a nurse (never got to see a doctor) they gave me a [...]

Beyond the ACA (Affordable Healthcare Act)

BEYOND THE ACA: Health for More Today, And Medicare For All Tomorrow By Georgia Brewer, AllCare Alliance The Immigrant Rights and Healthcare Equality movements are joining forces for a Leadership Conference on Health for All and a Lobby Day to support both SB4 (Lara), the Health for All Act, and universal, publicly funded Medicare for All! The Health4All Coalition and the AllCare Alliance, with over 250 partner organizations, are the primary sponsors, [...]

By |2015-04-02T01:38:36-05:00April 1st, 2015|Health Care|0 Comments

Obama’s NSA ‘Reforms’ Are Little More Than a PR Attempt to Mollify the Public

Obama is draping the banner of change over the NSA status quo. Bulk surveillance that caused such outrage will remain in place by Glenn Greenwald In response to political scandal and public outrage, official Washington repeatedly uses the same well-worn tactic. It is the one that has been hauled out over decades in response to many of America's most significant political scandals. Predictably, it is the same one that shaped President Obama's [...]

By |2014-02-02T03:49:28-05:00January 31st, 2014|Glenn Greenwald, Health Care, Human Rights, Politics|0 Comments

Health Economists Ignore Working Class Realities

by  Donna Smith Ah, the Affordable Care Act.  We’ve all been inundated with the stories about the rocky launch of Obamacare's website, the policy cancellations that drop people from coverage rather than meet minimum standards required by the ACA, and other issues like the one I have faced with a deeply flawed subsidy/tax credit application process that required a lengthy and intrusive Medicaid application. Some of these issues were predictable [...]

By |2013-12-03T02:06:17-05:00December 3rd, 2013|Donna Smith, Health Care|0 Comments

Election Over: 5 Hard Realities

Election Over: 5 Hard Realities Progressive Have to Face About Obama By Jeff Faux Democrats must start mobilizing their own agenda now. And the first step is to face the truth about Obama's record. November 18, 2012  | Terrorized by the prospect of a complete takeover of the U.S. government by right-wing reactionaries—progressive Democrats swallowed their unhappiness with Barack Obama throughout the campaign. They gamely defended his policies on the economy, health [...]

Unfettered Corporate Greed

5 Ways America Is Being Hollowed Out by Unfettered Corporate Greed Paul Buchheit There's no free market -- just businesses doing whatever they please with virtually zero accountability. Conservatives believe that enriching individuals will eventually enrich society, and that government should not get in the way of the process. This is what happens as a result: (1) The tax loss from one scheming businessman could have paid the salaries of 30,000 nurses [...]

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