The Great Northern States Health Care Initiative is a group of people from Minnesota and Wisconsin who have come together for the purpose of advocacy for a better health care system in our respective states and the nation. Our main objective is education of ourselves and others in our communities on the imperatives of a single payer health care system.
641-715-3900, Ext. 25790#
Friday, November 30, 2007
LTE - Universal health care makes sense
Ms. Redig replies to a recent anti-reform LTE.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Former Brooklin Couple Applaud Canadian System
Monday, November 19, 2007
Doctors turn tables by ranking insurers
Maybe this will help motivate more Doctors to join the movement.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
It’s Not Just the Uninsured - New York Times
The Sandra Hightower story.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Lobbying Stalls Generic Drug Legislation
We need to make this drug company lobbying illegal.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Socialized Medicine: An urgent hospital visit in China: Not bad at all
Sunday, November 11, 2007
US Among Worst in World for Infant Death
This reflects our society's tendency to protect what we have and think it is wrong and risky to help those in need. Wish more of us would see that we are only one illness or accident away from being the one in need.
Even big unions can be on the wrong side of this issue in spite of what the majority of members want. Here's a recent summary of what the head of the AFL-CIO actually has to say.
AFL-CIO leadership works to stop rank and file efforts for single payer.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Some Health Care Facts
Published - Friday, November 09, 2007
By Craig Brooks | Buffalo City, Wis.
The recent Minnesota Senate Health Care Hearing was well attended and has generated much debate. That debate gets emotional and reminds me of the ones concerning abortion or Iraq. Much of our debate is affected by scare tactics and misinformation. If anyone is interested in looking at facts, here are just a few sources:
Brooks is with the Great Northern States Health Care Initiative.
Health Care Excuses - Krugman
Paul Krugman's latest -
He still believes single payer is the best way to resolve the problems. But, he is saying maybe we need a stepping stone of universal access to insurance with a Medicare type option which will eventually win out. Wish that was not such a likely scenario. Why can't we just do it and do it right?
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Worsening the Odds - New York Times
Prostates and Prejudices - New York Times
We all know that politicians can lie and pick and choose what to say that fits their purposes. We know that many try to pretend that single payer universal care is the government taking over our medical care rather than simply changing how the bill is paid. What Krugman points out as well is that the media does not call them on the lies. They focus more on how someone sounds or what they look like. This just means we have more responsibility to be vocal and public in our demands for truth and accountability.