Tag Archives: Single payer health care

New Republic Gives Green Party Credit For The Green New Deal

Featured image, Hawkins speaking at the People’s Climate March, New York City, Sept. 14, 2014. Photo courtesy of Colin D. Young.

Howie Hawkins Announces He Is Building An Exploratory Committee

By Kevin Zeese

This week, the New Republic published, Will the Democrats Kill the Green Party by Stealing Its Best Idea?Read more ... “New Republic Gives Green Party Credit For The Green New Deal”

Nader makes a list of potential presidential candidates

(excerpt from) Politico
Ralph Nader pines for Michael Bloomberg, Jim Hightower, others
By Alexander Burns | 10/11/11 12:46 PM EDT

…In a video interview, Nader said Bloomberg’s money would make it possible for him to take a stand against the two-party system…

“I’d like to see Bloomberg run. I’d like to see Jim Hightower run.

Read more ... “Nader makes a list of potential presidential candidates”

Libertarians: Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan fails

From a media release by the national heaqdquarters of the Libertarian Party:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 3, 2011
Contact: Wes Benedict, Executive Director
E-mail: wes.benedict@lp.org
Phone: 202-333-0008 ext. 222

WASHINGTON – Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle released the following statement today regarding the ongoing debate about the future of Medicare:

“Republican Paul Ryan’s plan to ‘privatize’ Medicare is just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.… Read more ... “Libertarians: Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan fails”

PSL: ‘Election results: right-wing shift or anger at the status quo?’

Brian Becker at PSLweb.org:

Class-wide struggle is brewing

Do the Nov. 2 election results signal a major shift to the right and a resurgence of conservatism among the people? Is that what the capture of 66 House seats by the Republicans indicates? That is the fundamental message from the corporate media and by many in the milieu of pro-Democratic Party liberalism, such as the ACLU.… Read more ... “PSL: ‘Election results: right-wing shift or anger at the status quo?’”

Thomas Sipos: ‘Libertarian candidates must earn votes from libertarians’

Thomas Sipos writes at Libertarian Peacenik (excerpt):

The socialist Peace and Freedom Party candidate, Richard Castaldo, advocates the following positions on his home page:

1. Defund all wars of imperialism, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

2. Single-payer not-for-profit healthcare.

3. Abolish corporate “personhood.” Rights belong to human beings, not corporations.… Read more ... “Thomas Sipos: ‘Libertarian candidates must earn votes from libertarians’”

MI-1: Independent Glenn Wilson, Green Ellis Boal in race to succeed Stupak

From the Michigan Messenger: via TPID:

Now that Stupak’s seat is open, Republicans are eager to win it back, Democrats are struggling to hang on to it, and candidates from outside these parties are trying to get voters to rethink the fundamentals of how government operates. . . . Glenn Wilson, owner of a telecom business in the small Northeastern Lower Peninsula town of Rose City, is running as an independent .

Read more ... “MI-1: Independent Glenn Wilson, Green Ellis Boal in race to succeed Stupak”

Greens to attend ‘Medicare: Made In America’ rally on July 30, call for Single-Payer and an end to the insurance industry’s ‘death grip’ on health care

Greens to attend ‘Medicare: Made In America’ rally on July 30, call for Single-Payer and an end to the insurance industry’s ‘death grip’ on health care

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
http://www.gp.org

For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, July 30, 2009

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

Green Party presses demand for GAO study of health care costs under single-payer and for a nationally televised debate on the merits of Single-Payer; Greens call insurance companies the only winners under the Democratic Party plans

It’s time for an angry voters revolt against politicians who reject single-payer and defend insurance industry power and profits, say Greens

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party members will turn out for the ‘Medicare: Made in America’ Lobby Day and Rally (http://www.healthcare-now.org/campaigns/single-payer-rally) to take place in Washington, DC, on Thursday, July 30, joining thousands of other advocates of the single-payer plan to bring universal health care to the United States.… Read more ... “Greens to attend ‘Medicare: Made In America’ rally on July 30, call for Single-Payer and an end to the insurance industry’s ‘death grip’ on health care”

Scott McLarty: Fire Departments and Health Care

by Scott McLarty, media coordinator, Green Party US

Imagine for a moment that our public fire departments were privatized.

Imagine that you needed a special insurance policy before calling the fire department in an emergency, or you’d have to pay thousands of dollars out-of-pocket for the firefighters to put out the fire.… Read more ... “Scott McLarty: Fire Departments and Health Care”

Libertarian Party: Canadian single payer universal healthcare may have killed actress Natasha Richardson

Stuyvesant High School

Did so-called “universal health care” kill actress? posted by Donny Ferguson on Mar 26, 2009 at LP.org

Cody Williams, a Chicago physician, writes in today’s New York Post how Obama-style socialized medicine may have played a role in the death of actress Natasha Richardson, who died last week in Canada from a simple injury easily treatable in the United States.… Read more ... “Libertarian Party: Canadian single payer universal healthcare may have killed actress Natasha Richardson”

Green Party: Enacting a single-payer health care program will boost the ailing US economy

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
http://www.gp.org

For Immediate Release:
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

Single-payer plan would remove the expensive burden of employer-based health coverage

November5 begins to take shape

After the presidential campaign ended, Ralph Nader’s campaign launched a website called november5.org. It had a video promising that the Nader camaign would be transformed. It would turn into a citizen lobbying effort, with volunteers in every congressional district in the country, all moving forward progressive ideals.

Now, a letter has been sent to those who signed up on november5.org and it has also been posted on the website.… Read more ... “November5 begins to take shape”

Green presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney will ‘join the debate’ via VoterWatch.com blog Friday evening

Posted at http://votetruth08.com/

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
http://www.gp.org

Green presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney will ‘join the debate’ via VoterWatch.com
blog Friday evening

* Web site: http://www.bloggingthedebates.com

* “A Fraud on the American Voter”: Greens protest the exclusion of McKinney and other qualified candidates from the debate, control of the debates by the Democratic and Republican parties and corporate sponsors; Greens insist on voters’ right to know about all presidential candidates

WASHINGTON, DC — Green presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney will be blogging live at the web site of the 2008 Presidential Debates Project (http://www.bloggingthedebates.com), a project of VoterWatch.com, during the debate between Barack Obama and John McCain in Oxford, Mississippi on Friday, September 26.… Read more ... “Green presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney will ‘join the debate’ via VoterWatch.com blog Friday evening”