June 3, 2009 | Health
When Senator Max Baucus finally met with single-payer advocates today, he told them he would not include any single-payer supporters in future hearings.  Although Baucus has reportedly acknowledged his mistake in not including single-payer health coverage advocates in previous hearings, he maintains that at this point the process of drafting healthcare reform legislation is too far along now to... Keep reading »
June 1, 2009 | Health
Press coverage of Baucus' late May 2009 “listening session” tour across Montana reveals the Senator is extremely out of touch with his constituents .  Brian Grim chronicles Montanan's reactions as Senator Baucus refuses to consider a single-payer plan as a viable option for national health care reform. Read the article here... Keep reading »
June 1, 2009 | Work with Dignity
The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today, by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter, has been released by University of California Press.  The book quotes NESRI’s Executive Director Cathy Albisa. Read more about the book here. Keep reading »
June 1, 2009 | Housing
Today the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is scheduled to evict thousands of Gulf Coast hurricane survivors currently living in temporary trailers.  According to press reports, the decision-making process around the evictions lacked community participation and engagement. Moreover, a clear plan to provide adequate housing for the displaced has not been presented. These actions directly... Keep reading »
May 29, 2009 | Health
Vince Devlin wrote an article entitled "Single-payer health care: Baucus keeps getting an earful" in The Missoulian on May 29, 2009.  The article focuses on Montanans on-going conversation about single-payer healthcare and their resistance to Senator Baucus's attempts to close the door on such debate.... Keep reading »
May 28, 2009 | Health
Mike Dennison's article "Single-payer idea dominates health care listening sessions" chronicles a listening session in Anaconda, Montana held by Senator Baucus staffers. >>> Keep reading »
May 28, 2009 | Health
Daniel Person wrote an article entitled "Public Gives Own Prescription for Health Care Overhaul" in The Bozeman Daily Chronicle documenting opinions voiced at a forum in Livingston, Montana on health care reform. >>>     Keep reading »
May 27, 2009 | Health
Read Michael Moore's article "Majority wants single-payer health care" on helenair.com.  The article takes a look at the single-payer health care debate, with specific focus on proponents from Montana >>>   Keep reading »
May 20, 2009 | Health
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... Keep reading »


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