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  • iMail , News October 22, 2009

    Support Grows for Public Option

    A new Washington Post-ABC News survey on health care reform shows support for the public option is rising. The report shows that while Americans are still divided on the bills currently making their way through the House and Senate, a clear majority, 57 percent, now favor a public insurance option, compared to 52 percent two

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  • iMail , News October 15, 2009

    Flawed Health Care Legislation Advances in Senate

    The IAM, along with 26 other unions, voiced its opposition to the Senate Finance Committee’s health care bill by sponsoring a full-page ad printed in The Washington Post, USA Today and Capitol Hill newspapers Wednesday. The ad outlines the labor movement’s bottom line as Congress braces for full debate on the issue: “Unless the bill

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  • iMail , News October 15, 2009

    A Matter of Life and Death in Canada

    Among the biggest lies circulating in the current health care debate is the gross distortion of universal health care in Canada, which has provided free health care for all citizens since 1961. According to an ugly and vocal coalition of right wing commentators, health insurance lobbyists and anti-government zealots, the Canadian system routinely denies treatment,

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  • News September 18, 2009

    Tell Senators No Way on Health Care Benefits Tax

    On Sept. 16, Senator Baucus (D-MT), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee released a deeply flawed health care reform bill that fails to meet the most basic promise of health care reform – and threatens to shift more costs to employees represented by labor unions. Senators will begin “marking up” (making changes and amendments, if

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  • iMail , News September 11, 2009

    Obama Delivers Ringing Appeal for Health Care Reform

    Speaking before a rare joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama pressed lawmakers for an end to the “bickering” and for immediate action in passing comprehensive health care reform. “I am not the first president to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last,” the president told Congress, as he urged

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