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VIDEO: Thank you, Representative Halvorson!

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Health Care for America Now (HCAN), in partnership with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - announced it is running TV ads in 20 House districts beginning Tuesday and holding hundreds of grassroots events thanking members of Congress this week. HCAN is the nation's largest health care campaign and has been mobilized nationwide to win a guarantee of quality, affordable health care for all in 2009.

VICTORY! House Passes Historic Health Care Reform Bill!


Statement from Richard Kirsch, Health Care for America Now's National Campaign Manager:

Letter to the Editor: An Efficient Cook County Public Health System


The Emergency Network to Save Cook County Health Services was among the earliest proponents of an independent county health system board, and we too welcome its efforts to create an efficient public health care system ("Don't back down," Editorial, Nov. 4).

VIDEO: Change Worth Fighting For!

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On November 3rd, on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the historic election of President Barack Obama, a crowd of over 400 strong packed the auditorium of the Spertus Institute and later in Grant Park to reaffirm support for the “Change Worth Fighting For.”

When Illness Strikes


Mark and Jenny Scherf are small business owners and members of the Illinois Main Street Alliance from Joliet. This article features the story of their struggles to find affordable, comprehensive insurance coverage for their family.

By Cindy Wojdyla Cain

Jenny Scherf found her husband, Mark, writhing in agony last April.

"I came downstairs and he was lying on the floor, screaming in pain," she said.

IMSA Leader Speaks at Unveiling of House Health Care Bill


On Thursday, October 29, on the steps of the Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic caucus unveiled the "Affordable Health Care for America Act."