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  • Healthcare-NOW!

    2015 was the first year that individuals who chose not to buy health insurance were required to pay a penalty under the Affordable Care Act. While the 2014 fee started at a modest $95, the 2016 fee will rise to $695 or 2.5% of income, whichever is greater.

    That leaves the currently 10.5 million uninsured Americans with an increasingly difficult choice when faced with the mandate to buy private health insurance.

    So is the individual mandate really a progressive policy?
    Consider our take:

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    Yours in solidarity,
    Ben and Stephanie
    Healthcare-NOW! National Staff

Single Payer Rally and Conference

Chicago. Oct. 31- Nov. 1. The 2015 National Single-Payer Strategy Conference was the largest ever national conference of single-payer advocates. It was jointly sponsored by the Labor Campaign for Single Payer, Healthcare NOW! and One Payer States. Also, for some of the sessions, the conference was joined by participants from the Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) Annual Meeting.

The video begins with a large protest organized by local healthcare justice activists in front of the bloated, opulent headquarters of Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois. Introducing the invited speakers was PNHP President Dr Robert Zarr. Other rally speakers and interviews were: USW International Vice President Tom Conway (shown in the photo above); Martha Kuhl, NNU; Lee Mercer, Pres., Healthcare for All Oregon; Dr. David Himmelstein, CUNY.

As at the rally, through the weekend the National Single Payer Strategy Conference (in photo on the left) called for a national single-payer healthcare program that would remove the private insurer middleman. In excerpts from the Conference, we hear Mark Dudzic, National Coordinator of Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare; Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA); and Michael Lighty, Director of Public Policy, California Nurses Association/National Nurses United.