Health Care Reform

Universal health insurance is answer to improving NY’s business climate

syracuse.com By Howie Hawkins January 18, 2018 Your Jan. 14 editorial (“CNY economy needs workforce training“) cites a CenterState CEO survey of business leaders who said rising employee benefit costs were “the No. 1 pressure point for their businesses in 2017.” But your response seems to be call for state tax and spending cuts. That seems implied by your comment that the “state’s tax climate also matters” and adding that the state faces a $4 billion deficit, plus additional lost revenue from federal changes to health care and tax policy, which is estimated to be over $2 billion. I would…

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Notes on a Green Gubernatorial Campaign

Grounded in a ‘Last Are First’ Worldview By Seth Kaper-Dale (adapted from an article appearing in the Summer/Fall 2017 issue of Green Horizon Magazine) I’m running for Governor of New Jersey on the Green Party ticket and I’m running to win. Here’s my story. My wife and I have been co-pastors of a church in Highland Park, NJ since 2001. When we arrived, our church had 35 members. Today it has grown to approximately 500 congregants. We have also gone from being a primarily white congregation to being a congregation that has over 50 nationalities represented through first generation immigrants…


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The Green Party and LGBTQIA+ Rights

Huffington Post By Michael Dennis May 17, 2016 Today the world celebrates International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT). This “global celebration of sexual and gender diversities,” provides us a space to recognize the struggle against violence and discrimination of LGBTI persons worldwide. I take that opportunity to reflect on the contributions that the Green Party has made to LGBTI persons and call upon my party to challenge itself in helping advance justice for this community. As far as political parties, the Green Party has been ahead of the curve regarding including LGBTQIA+ persons in our policies and values….


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Here’s a Way to Hold Wall Street Accountable

Truthdig By Margaret Flowers and Jill Stein February 13, 2016 The year 2016 is off to a rocky start for the stock market, not just in the United States but also globally. Many economists are predicting a financial crash this year or next. Stocks are overvalued without a foundation to hold them up, production is down and debt is high. Central banks, such as the Federal Reserve, have run out of solutions, and investors have run out of confidence in them. The grand illusion of economic recovery is about to be exposed. Financial fraud is at the heart of the…


Dr. Jill Stein and Dr. Margaret Flowers on Sanders’ Health Care Plan

Real News Network February 1, 2016 Green Party candidates Dr. Jill Stein and Dr. Margaret Flowers say Sanders is right about healthcare, but the Democratic Party will block him Green Party candidates Dr. Jill Stein and Dr. Margaret Flowers say Sanders is right about healthcare, but the Democratic Party will block him – February 1, 2016 Dr. Margaret Flowers is a pediatrician in the Baltimore area and a co-chair of the Maryland chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP). She is also a Co-Director of PopularResistance.org and It’s Our Economy. Jill Stein was the Green Party’s 2012 candidate…