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  • Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015
    By Dan Goldberg | Capital New York
    The state Assembly on Wednesday voted for a single-payer health bill, the first time in more than two decades the chamber has taken up the measure.

  • Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015
    By James Bormley | The Legislative Gazette (Albany, N.Y.)
    During a rally Tuesday in support of a universal health care bill, Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried told supporters that Speaker Carl Heastie plans to let the chamber vote on the bill before the end of session.

  • Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015
    By Lonnie Shekhtman | Worcester Telegram
    WORCESTER — A small community forum on health care Wednesday night, hosted by the University of Massachusetts Medical School, aimed to tackle the state's growing health care costs.

  • Posted on Friday, March 13, 2015
    By Derek Hawkins | Public News Service (New York)
    NEW YORK - New York could save $45 billion a year in health care costs if it adopted a so-called "single-payer" insurance program.

  • Posted on Friday, February 27, 2015
    By Chris Kardish | Governing (Washington, D.C.)
    There is perhaps no state lawmaker in the country who has pushed for single-payer health care with as much fidelity as New York state Assemblyman Richard Gottfried. Since 1992, he has introduced single-payer legislation every year, only to see his efforts fail to gain much traction. This year, Gottfried, a Manhattan Democrat and head of the Assembly’s health committee, is hopeful, though he may be the only legislator in the country making a full push.

  • Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015

    Northwest Labor Press (Portland, Ore.)
    A coalition of more than 100 organizations — including many labor unions — rallied at the State Capitol Feb. 11 where they called on Oregon lawmakers to create a single-payer health insurance system. Bills have been introduced in previous sessions but have gone nowhere. State Sen. Mike Dembrow (D-Portland), a member of American Federation of Teachers-Oregon, is leading the charge.



  • Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2015
    By Peter Wong | Portland (Ore.) Tribune
    State Sen. Michael Dembrow and a few hundred people have not given up on a single-payer system under which the government pays for all health care.

  • Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2014
    By Matthew Dondiego | The Legislative Gazette (Albany, N.Y.)
    During a rally Wednesday on the Capitol's Million Dollar Staircase in support of single-payer health care reform, the state's Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus formally announced its support for the New York Health bill.

  • Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014
    By Kelly Fay | The Legislative Gazette (Albany, N.Y.)
    Lawmakers, patients and health providers are urging the Legislature to pass a bill they say would provide every New Yorker with the basic human right to health care. Advocates rallied outside the Capitol Tuesday demanding the state adopt a single-payer system of health insurance and put "patients before profits."

  • Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014
    By Ellen Oxfeld | Rutland (Vt.) Herald
    This week in a Vermont Public Radio interview, Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell backed away from an unwavering commitment to the historic task set out in Act 48 — creating a publicly funded guaranteed health care system for all Vermonters.

  • Posted on Friday, March 21, 2014
    By Peter Hirschfeld | Vermont Public Radio
    The fight for single payer health care promises to be one of the heaviest political lifts in state history. And a new group is about to put some financial weight behind the lobbying push.

  • Posted on Tuesday, March 4, 2014
    By David Sims | The Chief-Leader (New York)
    The Affordable Care Act’s changes to the nation’s health-care business mean good and bad things for organized labor, but a Feb. 27 LaborPress event on its impact focused more on pushing for a single-payer system in the state to relieve the increased pressure on unions.

  • Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014
    By Hamilton E. Davis | VPR News
    From the opening days of Gov. Peter Shumlin’s single payer health care initiative, House Speaker Shap Smith has been a rock-solid supporter of the campaign. In 2011, he delivered Act 48, arguably the most far-sighted health care reform blueprint in the country, by lining up his huge Democratic house majority behind it.

  • Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    By Tiffany Brooks | Legislative Gazette (Albany, N.Y.)
    The Working Families Party, Service Employees International Union 1199, and the Communication Workers of America District 1 last Tuesday joined Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried, D-Manhattan, to support New York Health, a single payer health care program.

  • Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2014
    By Kyle Hughes | The Oneida (N.Y.) Daily Dispatch
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- A group of 70 medical school students held their first-ever Capitol lobbying day Tuesday, calling for universal health care, medical marijuana and reining in insurers that now account for a third of the cost of healthcare here.

  • Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    By Chris Fleisher | Valley News (White River Junction, Vt.)
    HANOVER, N.Y. — The biggest challenge in moving Vermont toward a single-payer health care system is time, while the political will to achieve it still exists at the state and federal levels, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Monday.

  • Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014
    By Alanna Durkin | The Associated Press
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A government-run health care system in Maine would provide universal coverage to residents, cut down on administrative costs and free businesses from the complexities of providing insurance for their employees, supporters of a single-payer model said Thursday.

  • Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013
    By Dave Gram | Modern Healthcare
    As states open insurance marketplaces amid uncertainty about whether they're a solution for healthcare, Vermont is eyeing a bigger goal, one that more fully embraces a government-funded model.

  • Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013
    By Andrea K Walker | Baltimore Sun
    The group, Healthcare is a Human Right-Maryland, led a rally Saturday in Baltimore to push for single-payer coverage similar to that in countries such as Canada and Sweden, where the government runs most of the health system and there are no insurance companies.

  • Posted on Friday, October 25, 2013
    By Kay Tillow | Single Payer News
    On October 17, 2013, the Executive Council of the New Mexico Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, endorsed H.R. 676, national single-payer health care legislation sponsored by Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich.), reports Jon Hendry, president.