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Double Standard of Government-Run Healthcare

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With proper funding, Indian Health Services could be model for reform

August 7, 2009 -- There seems to be political consensus that our healthcare system won’t end up like those in Canada or England. OK, but what about the American version that exists today of a single-payer, government-run healthcare agency?

Proposed Reform Leaves Unanswered Questions

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In the runup to reform, here's a list of several questions Congress is forgetting

August 7, 2009 -- If we are to have a regulatory bend to our health policy and believe this is the road to controlling costs, then why are we not discussing the following:

Liberals Dog Wyden on Healthcare

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Fed up with Sen. Ron Wyden's equivocating on a public option, discontent grows at home
Originally at Politico.com
July 28, 2009 -- Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), in the past a darling of his state’s unions and liberal community, is facing a rising chorus of criticism from those very groups over what they see as his stubborn support for his own alternative health care reform proposal, which differs significantly from the one proposed by President Barack Obama.

450,000 Doctors Demand: ‘Heal Health Care Now’

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Primary care docs rally for reform, send letters to Congress and team up with Brave New Films

July 30, 2009 – America’s front-line family doctors want you to know what they think about the current dysfunctional health care system and the benefits that could be realized from a system built on primary care.

Portland Commissioners Want New Studies into Cell Phone Towers

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While commissioners urge Oregon's Congressional delegation to act, they can't talk about possible health effects
July 9, 2009 -- City Commissioner Amanda Fritz will send a letter to Portland’s Congressional delegation later this week on behalf of the Portland City Council, urging them to ask the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct new studies to determine the potential health hazards related to cell phone towers and the emissions from radio frequencies.

Single Payer Advocates Pressure Wyden

Dr. Paul Gorman
Sen. Ron Wyden is part of a stonewalling group of Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee who refuse to acknowledge public polls in favor of single payer and a public option

June 24, 2009 -- Close to 100 people rallied for single payer healthcare today on the steps of the Federal Building in downtown Portland to deliver Sen. Ron Wyden a message: They want change, not compromise.

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