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    •  You are most welcome, mettle fatigue ! (6+ / 0-)

      PNHP has a section on articles of interest about medicare for all /single payer.

      Articles of Interest
      These articles highlight many of the health care related stories in the news–ranging from single-payer op-eds by PNHP members to reports by newspapers on corporate health care.
      National Nurses Associationis one of the most progressive organizations have ever come across, working on tax fairness, health care reform, other issues of inequality !
      Why Tax Wall Street
      Protest in the USA
      The FTT (Financial Transaction Tax) - a Wall Street Tax to Heal America
      The United States is hurting. Large banks and other Wall Street firms raided our economy, leaving millions of Americans to suffer. Today, families are homeless. Sick people can’t afford medical care. College students are drowning in debt before graduation.

      Millions of the unemployed can’t find jobs, and many have given up. It’s why people are taken to the streets in the Occupy movement in cities across the country. We have a simple idea that can help: Add a sales tax on Wall Street trades of stocks, dividends and other financial transactions. It’s like the sale tax you pay when buying a pair of shoes.

      Our proposal is for a small tax of 50 cents on every $100 of Wall Street trades and other transactions. That’s a tax of one-half of one percent but it adds up to big money — up to $350 billion a year.

      Move Single Payer Forward? Join 18,000 Doctors of PNHP and 185,000 member National Nurses United

      by divineorder on Sun Jan 12, 2014 at 06:43:02 PM PST

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      •  that is SO encouraging to see!!!! (5+ / 0-)

        my dad was co-founder & co-chair of the southern california coalition for a national service, an organization of the 1970s-1980s that i've never been able to find any internet info on, even 'tho i participated in it and saw it happening with my own eyes.  member organizations included, as i recall, United Farm Workers, congress of california seniors, Grey Panthers, and some outside-the-box doctor and nurse organizations among others.  approximately 1987 or '88, the major unions got on board and something happened nationally (i forget exactly what) that made things look as if the single-payer system was imminent!  so many organizations, professional associations, etc were pushing for it on their own, that the SCCNS seemed unnecessary/redundant, and disbanded in favor of the broad movement.  but the bottom dropped out and it never happened. strange...

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