Tag: single-payer

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Sanders digs at Clinton on healthcare: Flip-flop?

Hillary Clinton is going after Bernie Sanders now that the upstart has emerged as the leader in the polls in Iowa and New Hampshire.


The new, new conventional wisdom on health care

Report by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net    Jody Grogan thought, like a lot of hardcore health-care reform advocates, that Congress was thisclose to passing … something. “I’m one of these real cynics about Congress now,” said Grogan, a retired teacher who lives in Staunton, and worked locally last summer as an organizer on the reform effort, […]


Poll: Dems damned if they do, damned if they don’t on health-care reform

   Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net A new Public Policy Polling survey seems to buttress the case that Democrats might be well-advised to go ahead and pass a health-care reform package – because the majority party seems destined to at least lose seats and possibly its upper hand in Congress whether they pass a reform […]


Single-payer advocate criticizes Obama, Dems

I’d not heard anyone talking about single-payer health care at the state level until I walked door-to-door with Sherry Stanley for a profile story that I wrote about her during her campaign for the 25th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1997. All these years later, with much of her free time […]


Chris Graham | We’re smarter than that

Sure, we can argue numbers on health care, as we have been doing incessantly, at the behest of partisan Republicans who mask themselves as nonpartisan fiscal conservative patriots defending mom, apple pie and the American way of health insurance being provided the way it’s always been provided, by for-profit companies that we assume are more […]


Sam Rasoul | U.S. business, big and small, hurting because of our current health-insurance system

The practice of work-related health insurance began as a way for employers to get around the wage controls of the Second World War. The idea worked then, providing companies a way to attract the best workers in a time of labor shortage.


Liz Riggin | Health care should not be a luxury

The current health-care system is not meeting the needs of most Americans. Individuals and families are faced with overwhelming financial burdens when treating both “typical” medical needs and unexpected medical traumas. Due to the high cost of health care, many Americans are not seeking treatment. Delayed treatment usually leads to further health complications and requires […]


We get Goodlatte now, loud and clear

Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Is the issue really choice? Because if it’s not, Bob Goodlatte is seriously misfiring. “Rather than creating a massive government-managed health-care bureaucracy that will dictate medical decisions from Washington,” Goodlatte told News Virginian reporter Bob Stuart yesterday, “we should be concentrating our efforts on making health care more affordable for […]


Rasoul advocates single-payer

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net It wasn’t cheap before, but health insurance is now something that Terry Holmes almost can’t afford to keep up for his employees. “I’m not going to pass all the increases onto them, but I have to pass some of them,” said Holmes, the owner of the popular Mill Street Grill […]