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To the power of all: Single-Payer health care’s popularity growing exponentially

By Elaine Branjord Activists for single-payer health care, once considered “fringe,” find themselves in the midst of a movement for universal health care that’s growing exponentially. That was one of many inspiring takeaways from the Single-Payer Leadership meting held Sept. … Continue reading

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Hurricanes, shootings highlight need for universal health care

Added like salt to any wound we experience as a nation—from the devastation of hurricanes to mass shootings—is the fact that insurmountable medical bills can haunt victims. It shouldn’t be this way. Everyone should have health care when they need … Continue reading

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Board grows, approves position statement, new website

The Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care’s Board of Directors grew by two new board members—and approved a new website and position statement—Sept. 6 at its quarterly meeting at the Senior Resource Center in WheatRidge. The board unanimously approved the … Continue reading

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Stand up to Bully#1: Big Pharma

Pricing life-saving medications out of the reach of millions of Americans isn’t criminal, but it should be. Yet Big Pharma pours money into legislators’ coffers to make sure our elected officials represent Big Pharma rather than the many people who … Continue reading

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Sign the petition allowing drug imports from Canada

by Ivan J. Miller, Ph.D. Updated 09.27.17 Sign the petition asking our senators to take the: Fair Price for Medications Pledge Congressional pledge to vote to legalize Canadian imports (Full text of pledge) The Hill reported on February 14th that … Continue reading

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New Foundation team looking to bridge the great divide

How to mix red and blue to make Purple People A new Foundation R&D team is looking to bridge the great divide by Sara Wright Once upon the movement to bring universal health care to Colorado, a handful of people … Continue reading

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Moving beyond the ACA

By Ivan J. Miller, Ph.D. We, like the rest of America, have had a chance to breathe a deep sigh of relief as the Senate has—at least temporarily—agreed to stop talking about a repeal and/or replace of the Affordable Care … Continue reading

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Rally for #HealthcareForAll Aug. 8 at the Courthouse!

Rally for #HealthcareForAll at 7:15 a.m. this Tuesday morning at the Courthouse!  Let’s support courageous health care advocates* who Sen. Cory Gardner had arrested for trespassing July 6 in his Denver office following a sit-in for health care for everyone. State Sen, … Continue reading

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What’s up in Fremont, Custer, and Chaffee Counties

by Madeleine Jacobs, MD Our active group is small, but energized. Our goal in Colorado is to build public awareness of single payer health care and it’s working. We’ve been putting George Lakoff’s principles from Don’t Think of an Elephant … Continue reading

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Framing our values matters

During the campaign to pass ColoradoCare, many proponents felt that if they could just find the perfect slogan, the message would sink in across Colorado. Not so, according to cognitive scientist George Lakoff. Our brains work in values frameworks, he … Continue reading

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