New Release: A Human Rights Assessment of Single Payer Plans

New Release: A Human Rights Assessment of Single Payer Plans

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Publication Date: 
May 20, 2009

NESRI has released an in-depth analysis of four single-payer bills that are currently in the U.S. Congress and State Legislatures. The assessment measures the bills against human rights standards, and shows that single-payer plans are superior to market-based proposals because they go further towards creating a system that is universal, equitable and accountable to the people.

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"Health-care Status Quo Pushing Out Single-Payer Advocates in Nation's Capital"

"Health-care Status Quo Pushing Out Single-Payer Advocates in Nation's Capital"

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Publication Date: 
May 15, 2009
Author: 
Amy Goodman
Organization Title: 
The Seattle Times

In a May 15, 2009, Op-Ed entitled "Health-care Status Quo Pushing Out Single-Payer Advocates in Nation's Capital," which appeared in the Seattle Sun Times, Amy Goodman, of Democracy Now, referred to Montana State Senator Christine Kaufmann, of the Montana Human Rights Network, and her sponsorship of an amendment to the Montana Constitution that would grant everyone in Montana "the right to quality health care regardless of ability to pay."

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A New Civil Disobedience Strategy Protests Exclusion from Health Care Reform Hearings

A New Civil Disobedience Strategy Protests Exclusion from Health Care Reform Hearings

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Publication Date: 
May 15, 2009

In recent weeks doctors, nurses, and other concerned citizens have been arrested for calling into question Senator Max Baucus’ Senate Finance Committee’s Health Care Reform hearings.  Together these single payer advocates have justified their civil disobedience by locating it in the long tradition of rights struggles in this country.  Take a look at the media coverage below.

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Community Groups Rally to Demand No More Demolitions

Community Groups Rally to Demand No More Demolitions

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Publication Date: 
May 13, 2009
Author: 
Jay Arena

Supporters of defending and expanding public housing, from New Orleans to Newark, and across the country, will be gathering a 5 PM at the Department of Housing and Urban Development office in Newark for a rally and press conference to deliver their message. Read the press release >>>

 

 

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"My Turn: Health Care is a Human Right"

"My Turn: Health Care is a Human Right"

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Publication Date: 
May 13, 2009
Author: 
Laurie Larson
Organization Title: 
Burlington Free Press

Laurie Larson of the Vermont Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign wrote an op-ed entitled “My Turn:  Health care is a human right,” that appeared in the Burlington Free Press on May 13, 2009. Read more below:

 

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NESRI and Teachers Unite's "Teachers Talk" highlighted in article "How to Develop Positive Classroom Management"

NESRI and Teachers Unite's "Teachers Talk" highlighted in article "How to Develop Positive Classroom Management"

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Publication Date: 
May 13, 2010

NESRI and Teachers Unite’s recent report "Teachers Talk" was highlighted in a recent edutopia article entitled “How to Develop Positive Classroom Management.”  The article quotes Sally Lee, coauthor of "Teachers Talk" and executive director of the New York City organization Teachers Unite, as stating, "An approach to discipline that is respectful of human rights and maintains student dignity leads to a school that is inherently safe."  Lee continues, "A school in which students and teachers don't feel safe c

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Universal Health Care Supporters Rally at Statehouse

Universal Health Care Supporters Rally at Statehouse

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Publication Date: 
May 1, 2009
Organization Title: 
WPTZ

A news clip entitled "Universal Health Care Supporters Rally at Statehouse" appeared on WPTZ on May 1. View the news clip >>>

 

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Human Right to Health Care Rally at the Statehouse in Montpelier

Human Right to Health Care Rally at the Statehouse in Montpelier

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Publication Date: 
May 1, 2009

The Vermont Workers' Center and an estimated thousand Vermonter rallied at the statehouse in Montpelier for a Health Care is a Human Right Rally. The rally aimed to shift the way people think about health care and build enough power to change what is “politically possible” in Vermont. The rally demanded that the legislature recognize health care as a human right.

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Health Care Rally Set To Pressure Lawmakers

Health Care Rally Set To Pressure Lawmakers

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April 29, 2009
Author: 
John Briggs
Organization Title: 
Burlington Free Press

An article entitled “Health care rally set to pressure lawmakers” appeared in the Burlington Free Press on April 29, 2009.  Read the article: Health Care rally set to pressure lawmakers. 

 

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Article Looks at Health Care Rally Planned for May 1 in Vermont

Article Looks at Health Care Rally Planned for May 1 in Vermont

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Publication Date: 
April 28, 2009
Author: 
Daniel Barlow
Organization Title: 
Times Argus

An article entitled “Big health care rally planned Friday” appeared in the Times Argus on April 28.  Read the article: Big health care rally planned Friday.

 

 

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