Rose Ann DeMoro

Rose Ann DeMoro is executive director of the 185,000-member National Nurses United, the nation’s largest union and professional association of nurses, and a national vice president of the AFL-CIO. Follow Rose Ann DeMoro on Twitter: www.twitter.com/NationalNurses

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 8:36am
Nurses Union Will Keep Fighting for Medicare for All
Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act, former insurance company executive Wendell Potter’s appeal to single payer advocates to “bury the hatchet,” recently published in The Nation , is both misdirected and shortsighted.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 11:41am
Why Jamie Dimon and his Wall Street Buddies Need to Pay a Robin Hood tax
As JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon showed up to Congress on Tuesday to try to explain how his "too big to fail" bank could mysteriously lose $2bn in risky trades, he was suddenly diverted to a back entrance.
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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 6:33am
Supreme Court Judges Have Access to Guaranteed Care, Shouldn’t You?
Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Stephen Breyer did not have much in common during the three days of debate on the 2010 healthcare law before the Supreme Court March 26-28. But they did share one essential characteristic. All four will never have to worry about guaranteed access to healthcare.
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 3:38pm
The Real Cure for "Obamacare": Medicare for All
With the approaching Supreme Court showdown on the President Obama’s 2010 health care law (the Affordable Care Act, modeled on Mitt Romney’s law in Massachusetts), the U.S. healthcare system remains a dysfunctional mess, as nurses bear witness to every day.
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Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 11:32am
Nurses Call the Question on Obama and Global Financial Transaction Tax – Which Side are You On?
Will President Obama be the main holdout when world leaders, under growing pressure from the occupy Wall Street protests across the world and demand building for a tax on international financial transactions, meet early next month at the G-20 summit in France?
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Monday, September 5, 2011 - 1:38pm
Let's Call It Un-Labor Day
In honor of the latest dreary news that exactly zero net jobs were created in August, the corporate CEOs who ship our jobs overseas, and the budget cutters in Washington whose priorities lie elsewhere, let’s just rechristen the September holiday “Un-Labor” Day.
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Friday, March 11, 2011 - 8:22am
Time for a Main Street Contract for the American People
The ongoing battles in the streets and capitols in Madison, Columbus, Lansing, Indianapolis, and other American cities make it clear that the lines are no longer just drawn, they are exposed. There are two Americas. One where Wall Street gets bailouts, and another where public schools and safety net programs get slashed.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 7:35am
Nurses Offer to Buy President's Shoes to March With Workers
The past two weeks have been a "Where's Waldo" moment for President Obama. He's been largely a bystander while tens of thousands of American workers, joined by students, and community allies, marched in Madison's snow and freezing temperatures, and slept on the floors of the capitol to defend their most fundamental right to freedom of assembly and a collective voice.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 3:40pm
Just Say No – No More Cuts for Workers
There should be two lasting lessons to emerge from the heroic labor-led protests in Wisconsin. First, working people, with our many allies, students, seniors, women’s organizations, and many more, are inspired and ready to fight.
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Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 11:16am
Diary of a Wimpy Health Care Bill
Passage of President Obama's healthcare bill proves that Congress can enact comprehensive social legislation in the face of virulent rightwing opposition. Now that we have an insurance bill, can we move on to healthcare reform? As an organization of registered nurses, we have an obligation to provide an honest assessment, as nurses must do every hour of every day. The legislation fails to deliver on the promise of a single standard of excellence in care for all and instead makes piecemeal adjustments to the current privatized, for-profit healthcare behemoth.
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