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Mercy Killers—Powerful New Play Inspired by Healthcare Horror Stories Begins Chicago Run Oct. 28

Mercy Killers—Powerful New Play Inspired by Healthcare Horror Stories Begins Chicago Run Oct. 28

Chicago--The American Theater Company of Chicago, in collaboration with National Nurses United (NNU) and the Illinois Single Payer Coalition, are bringing Broadway actor Michael Milligan’s topical solo performance, Mercy Killers, to Chicago for a five-day run Oct. 28 through Nov.3. The opening performance will also feature a panel discussion with Milligan and local activists at the University of Chicago to explore the next steps in finishing the job of healthcare reform in the nation. Admission is FREE to all performances. —NNU, 10/25/13 More »

Mercy Killers, A Play Inspired by Health Care Horror Stories, Featured in State-wide Tour

Mercy Killers, A Play Inspired by Health Care Horror Stories, Featured in State-wide Tour

Mercy Killers, a special, topical one-man play that highlights the ongoing plight of the uninsured, many of whom suffer financial tragedies on top of chronic illnesses, will be presented in venues throughout California from November 7 – November 22, 2013. —Campaign for a Healthy California, 10/21/13 More »

Maine Nurses Healthcare is a Human Right Tour in Portland Monday & Bangor Tuesday

Maine Nurses Healthcare is a Human Right Tour in Portland Monday & Bangor Tuesday

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, nurses and physicians will provide basic medical screenings and will be joined by local healthcare activists for a public town hall in Portland, October 14 and Bangor, October 15 as part a Health Care is a Human Right Campaign. —Maine State Nurses Association / NNU, 10/10/13 More »

Nurses: Hospital Price Gouging Driving Up Healthcare Costs, Self-Rationing, Medical Bankruptcies

Nurses: Hospital Price Gouging Driving Up Healthcare Costs, Self-Rationing, Medical Bankruptcies

Skyrocketing hospital charges have become a major factor in driving up overall healthcare costs, and exaggerating a healthcare crisis nationally as increasing numbers of Americans are priced out of access to needed medical care or pushed into financial ruin or bankruptcy, say nurses. —National Nurses United / IHSP, 05/15/13 More »

California Hospitals Charges are 4 1/2 Times Their Cost

California Hospitals Charges are 4 1/2 Times Their Cost

California hospitals set their charges at just over 4 and half times their total cost, well beyond the national average with the charges a significant factor in high healthcare costs in the state, according to new data released today by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. —California Nurses Association, 05/14/13 More »

Nurses, Health Care Activists to Protest Health Insurance Industry in Sacramento

Nurses, Health Care Activists to Protest Health Insurance Industry in Sacramento

Protest Monday Calling for Expanded Medicare for All. Registered nurses will join with the Campaign for a Healthy California, a coalition of labor and healthcare activists, Monday in Sacramento in a challenge to California health insurance corporations, the latest step in an ongoing campaign to work for guaranteed healthcare for all by expanding and updating Medicare to cover everyone. —Campaign for a Healthy California, 02/08/13 More »

U.S. Robin Hood Tax Campaign Says No to Social Service Cuts, Yes to Wall Street Tax

U.S. Robin Hood Tax Campaign Says No to Social Service Cuts, Yes to Wall Street Tax

Having made their voices heard in the course of hard-fought elections, a national campaign of consumers, health activists, small businesses, unions, religious groups and others will call on members of Congress Wednesday to stand up for our nation’s working people and for vulnerable communities and to urge No to cuts in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or food stamps. —Robin Hood Tax Press Release, 11/13/12 More »

Nurses Ask Rep. Benishek to Tell Seniors His Price for a Public Medicare Town Hall

Nurses Ask Rep. Benishek to Tell Seniors His Price for a Public Medicare Town Hall

Registered nurses who live and work in Congressman Dan Benishek’s district today asked him to name his price to hold a public town hall so the patients they take care of every day know how much they have to pay to express concerns and publicly ask questions about his plan to end Medicare and make them pay thousands of dollars more for health care each year. Just a week after spending days in Florida generating support for re-election from fellow Republicans, Benishek will head to Grand Rapids on Wednesday for a $1,000-a-person fundraiser with special guest U.S. House Speaker John Boehner. —Michigan Nurses Assoc. Press Release, 09/04/12 More »

CA Nurses Highlight Ongoing Healthcare Crisis with Free Health Screenings, Town Hall Meetings

CA Nurses Highlight Ongoing Healthcare Crisis with Free Health Screenings, Town Hall Meetings

County stats show dire need for healthcare overhaul—30% of LA County adults uninsured, 18% of adults unable to see a doctor due to cost —CNA Press Release, 07/11/12 More »

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in Glendale Monday with Screenings and Town Hall, in the Post Court Era

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in Glendale Monday with Screenings and Town Hall, in the Post Court Era

Local stats show dire need for healthcare overhaul—30% of LA County adults uninsured, 18% of adults unable to see a doctor due to cost —CNA Press Release, 07/09/12 More »

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in San Luis Obispo Friday With Screenings and Town Hall

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in San Luis Obispo Friday With Screenings and Town Hall

Local stats show dire need for healthcare overhaul—20.1% of adults uninsured, 8.7% of adults unable to see a doctor due to cost —CNA Press Release, 07/05/12 More »

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in Santa Cruz Thursday With Screenings and Town Hall

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in Santa Cruz Thursday With Screenings and Town Hall

Local stats show dire need for healthcare overhaul—21.3% of adults uninsured, 13% of adults unable to see a doctor due to cost More »

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in San Francisco Wednesday, in the Post Court Era

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in San Francisco Wednesday, in the Post Court Era

Local stats show dire need for healthcare overhaul—16.4% of adults uninsured, 11% of adults unable to see a doctor due to cost More »

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in Oakland Tuesday with Screenings and Town Hall, in the Post Court Era

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in Oakland Tuesday with Screenings and Town Hall, in the Post Court Era

Local stats show dire need for healthcare overhaul—17.6% of adults uninsured, 17% of adults unable to see a doctor due to cost More »

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in San Jose Monday with Screenings and Town Hall, in the Post Court Era

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in San Jose Monday with Screenings and Town Hall, in the Post Court Era

Local stats show dire need for healthcare overhaul—17% of adults uninsured, 10% of adults unable to see a doctor due to cost More »

Court Ruling Does Not End Healthcare Crisis Or the Need to Continue the Campaign for Reform

Court Ruling Does Not End Healthcare Crisis Or the Need to Continue the Campaign for Reform

The Supreme Court decision should not be seen as the end of the efforts by health care activists for a permanent fix of our broken healthcare system, said the nation’s largest union and professional association of registered nurses today. More »

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in San Rafael Friday with Screenings and Town Hall, in the Post Court Era

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in San Rafael Friday with Screenings and Town Hall, in the Post Court Era

Local stats still show need for healthcare overhaul—14% of adults uninsured, 11% of adults unable to see a doctor due to cost More »

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in Chico Thursday with Screenings and Town Hall, as Court Ruling Looms

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in Chico Thursday with Screenings and Town Hall, as Court Ruling Looms

Local stats show dire need for healthcare overhaul—21% of adults uninsured, 16% of adults unable to see a doctor due to cost More »

SiCKO Stars to Reunite After 5 Years with Reminder Healthcare System Still Sick

SiCKO Stars to Reunite After 5 Years with Reminder Healthcare System Still Sick

Five years after release of their searing indictment of the failings of the U.S. healthcare system, filmmaker Michael Moore and the real-life stars of SiCKO, will hold a reunion Saturday night in Philadelphia. The event is at 7 p.m. at the Plays and Players Theater, 1714 Delancey Street. More »

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in Stockton Wednesday with Screenings and Town Hall, as Court Ruling Looms

CA Nurses Healthcare Tour in Stockton Wednesday with Screenings and Town Hall, as Court Ruling Looms

Local stats show dire need for healthcare overhaul—24.6% of adults uninsured, 16% of adults unable to see a doctor due to cost More »

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