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  • Employer Health Costs Threaten Profits
    --via Forbes Oxford Analytica 08.18.06 Rising health costs are straining the finances of U.S. workers and firms, and dramatic increases in premiums are changing the dynamics of the labor market. U.S. employers provide health insurance for about two-thirds of the non-elderly population, and over 90% of the privately insured have employer-sponsored insurance (ESI). Health benefits…
  • Study Says Individual Insurance Too Costly
    --via Los Angeles Times (Registration required.) Eighty-nine percent of health-coverage shoppers can't afford policies or are rejected. By Lisa Girion, Times Staff Writer September 14, 2006 Individual health insurance — often touted as an alternative to employer-based group coverage — may be an option for the healthiest and wealthiest. But a study due out today…
  • Kuehl’s Healthcare Bill, SB 840, Passes California Assembly
    --via PNHP PRESS RELEASE - SHEILA KUEHL On Monday, August 28th, Senate Bill 840, authored by State Senator Sheila Kuehl (D-23), passed out of the California State Assembly on a preliminary vote of 43-30 (final vote expected to be 44-31). SB 840 provides a concrete plan for covering every California resident with comprehensive health insurance,…
  • Medicare Ads Paid by Drug Industry
    --via The Guardian Friday August 25, 2006 By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) - The pharmaceutical industry quietly footed the bill for at least part of a recent multimillion-dollar ad campaign praising lawmakers who support the new Medicare prescription drug benefit, according to political officials. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce claims credit for…
  • Two Connecticut Democratic Candidates: Both Favor Universal Health Care
    --via the New Haven Independent Malloy, DeStefano Battle Over Universal Health Care by Melinda Tuhus August 7, 2006 They both want it. The question: How to pay for it? As the “other” Democratic primary race in Connecticut heads to the finish line Aug. 8 – the one that’s not Lieberman v. Lamont, but Dan Malloy…
  • San Francisco’s Universal Health Care Program Becomes Law
    -- via KCBS Monday, 07 August 2006 San Francisco, Calif. (KCBS) -- San Francisco's mayor today signed into law the city's Universal Health Access plan, but it is a long way from being fully implemented. KCBS reporter Barbara Taylor at the City Hall Bureau explains the plan is complex with pricing and coverage details still…
  • Crucial Day in Sacramento: Assembly Votes on Universal Health Care
    -- via the California Progress Report By Frank Russo Senate Bill 840 by Senator Sheila Kuehl, a historic universal health care, single payer system proposal, will be voted on by the Assembly. A last minute press conference by Fabian Nunez, the Speaker of the Assembly and Senate President pro Tem Don Perata along with Senator…

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