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Facts in Capitalism: A Love Story | MichaelMoore.com

Facts in Capitalism: A Love Story | MichaelMoore.com | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it

More from Michael Moore on  some of the roots of this problem.

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Nurses (yes, nurses) lead charge for Wall Street 'sin' tax

A coalition of nurses’ unions is calling for a “Robin Hood” tax on Wall Street, which they say could generate up to $350 billion a year, in the first major protest ahead of this weekend’s NATO summit in Chicago.

A transaction levy on stock trades and other untaxed finacial transactions  that would go to social services and support a healthy society, as the National Nurses United (NNU) see it.

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Bill Moyers Journal . Testimony of Wendell Potter | PBS

Bill Moyers Journal . Testimony of Wendell Potter | PBS | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it

Ex-CIGNA exec testifies before congress. Beautiful to hear.

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A Drumbeat on Profit Takers

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Dr. Arnold S.Relman and Dr. Marcia Angell, both former editors of The New England Journal of Medicine, continue to advocate against the “commercial exploitation of medicine."

 

Excerpt from article by ABIGAIL ZUGER, M.D., New York Times

 

Their joint crusade, stated repeatedly in editorials for the journal and since expanded in books and dozens of articles in the lay press, is against for-profit medicine, especially its ancillary profit centers of commercial insurance and drug manufacture — in Dr. Relman’s words, “the people who are making a zillion bucks out of the commercial exploitation of medicine.”

 

Some have dismissed the pair as medical Don Quixotes, comically deluded figures tilting at benign features of the landscape. Others consider them first responders in what has become a battle for the soul of American medicine.

 

They met almost 50 years ago. He was a star of the academic medical scene in Boston, a Brooklyn boy who wanted to be a philosopher but had to make a living. She was born in Tennessee and raised in Virginia, worked in microbiology labs through college and after, then landed in medical school at Boston University, an older student and one of 8 women in a class of 80. [MORE]


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A New Politics That Rejects Austerity...by John Nichols

     

"There's something sick about a politics that tells children to give up their lunch money so that billionaire speculators can avoid paying taxes. And that sickness will only be cured by a new politics." -John Nichols

 

 

 

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Healthcare-NOW! - Health Care Costs To Exceed A Record $20,000 Per Year For Families

By Jeffrey Young for the Huffington Post - Health care costs for a family of four covered by workplace health insurance will exceed $20,000 for the first...

Record cost increases recently and there is no real choice but to continue to pay. 

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