RoseAnn DeMoro

RoseAnn DeMoro is a labor leader and organizer for social change. She is former executive director of National Nurses United and former national vice president of the AFL-CIO. In addition to serving as board member of Consumer Watchdog, she is currently spending all of her time telling everyone she knows, and even more people that she does not know, that Bernie Sanders should run for president in 2020. Follow her on Twitter: @RoseAnnDeMoro

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Tuesday, March 01, 2011
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
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
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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Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Why the Current Bills Don't Solve Our Health Care Crisis
Now we know why they've stopped calling this health care reform, and started calling it insurance reform. The current bills advancing in Congress look more like rearranging the deck chairs on the insurance Titanic than actually ending our long health care nightmare. Some laudable elements are in various versions of the bills, especially expanding Medicaid, cutting the private insurance-padding waste of Medicare Advantage, and limiting the ability of the insurance giants to ban and dump people who have been or who ever will be sick.
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009
A Bailout for the US Healthcare Industry
The fractured U.S. healthcare debate, replete with wild distortions of Canada's medicare, must seem incomprehensible to many north of our border. News images of fabricated "death panels" or traumatized seniors on U.S. Medicare -- a government-funded program -- urging legislators to keep the government's hands "off my Medicare" must seem especially hard to fathom.
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Friday, December 12, 2008
Obama and Daschle Should Opt for Single-Payer
Barack Obama needs to make good on his campaign pledge to reform health care. It is not enough to throw the issue off to former Senator Tom Daschle, Obama's choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Daschle says he wants to hear from us, the American people, on this issue. So we should oblige him. Obama and Daschle have a choice: Rely on a private insurance-based plan that does little to mitigate the escalating health care crisis, or solve the problem once and for all and adopt universal, single-payer health care.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Obama-Clinton Health Debate Ignores Real Issue
THE DEBATE BETWEEN Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on health care probably looks like a small nuance in two proposals that are remarkably similar. But the issue at the center of their dispute reflects a lot about our present health-care system and how to achieve genuine reform. What’s generating the heat is a concept called “individual mandate” — using the power of government to force uninsured individuals to buy health insurance.
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