NAACP 880 Campaign Town Hall Sheds new Light on Real Health Care Reform - NAACP
The NAACP in conjunction with the Washington, DC Branch of the NAACP hosted a town hall meeting on Thursday to discuss the current health care reform debate and the disproportionate impact health care and health insurance have had in communities of color.
Former Cigna Executive Backs Health Care Reform Public Option — NBC 17
The Senate Finance Committee killed the public option in its bill mark up Tuesday, but it’s still alive in House legislation. Following Potter’s address, a group representing the NAACP, NC Justice Center, NC Health Care For America Now and the AFL-CIO delivered more than 5,000 petitions to Senator Kay Hagan’s office in Raleigh supporting a strong public option for progressive health care reform.
Exclusive Op-Ed: White House Advisor Melody Barnes on Health Care Reform — Black Voices
If you're wondering what the Obama administration has to say specifically to African Americans about health care reform, read this editorial by Melody Barnes, who is President Barack Obama's domestic policy advisor and director of the Domestic Policy Council.
Critical Condition: What’s at Stake In Health Care Reform — BET
Hosted by BET political commentator Jeff Johnson, this program offers information and statistics on the issue of health reform in the black community through an interactive effort including Members of Congress, policy makers, and political pundits.
Schumer, Rockefeller to Challenge Baucus on Health-Care Plan — Bloomberg
Democrats will step up their challenge to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus’s health-care-overhaul plan today, the opening salvo in a larger fight over the shape and scope of final legislation.
Overhaul Divides Business and Its Traditional GOP Allies — Wall Street Journal
Business is parting from its traditional allies in the Republican Party on health care as companies and big corporate lobbyists lend tentative support to a congressional overhaul that conservative lawmakers staunchly oppose.
Schumer And Rockefeller: We Will Get Public Option — TPM
I just got off a conference call with Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV). They are confident — very confident — that health care reform will include a public option.
Blue Dog Opposition To Public Option Fades In Whip Count — Huffington Post
Blocking a public health insurance option is a relatively low priority for conservative Blue Dog Democrats, according to an ongoing survey of its members. The fading House opposition could clear the way for the public option to move through the chamber.
Pelosi Presses for a Public Option — Wall Street Journal
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stepped up her push for a publicly run health plan that has divided congressional Democrats, saying it could "save enormous amounts of money."
Detroit NAACP head urges health-care reform at Muskegon chapter Freedom Fund Banquet — The Muskegon Chronicle
Rev. Wendell Anthony, president of the NAACP's Detroit branch, said Obama's plan would provide more security and stability to those who have health insurance, coverage for those who don't, and would lower the cost of health care for families, businesses and government.