Category Archives: Healthcare

The New Civil Rights Campaign-Health Care is a Human Right!

DEMOCRACY AND JUSTICE DENIED In May of 2009 the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Democratic Montana Senator Max Baucus, pressured by President Barack Obama, held hearings about healthcare reform in the U.S. Over the course of several weeks, only … Continue reading

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Frances Friedman’s Passing; A Deep Loss to This Community

On February 28, this community lost a woman who made enormous contributions to the quality of life of so many in Champaign-Urbana.  Originally from Chicago’s West Side, Frances came to Champaign-Urbana and graduated in nursing from Mercy Hospital School of … Continue reading

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Champaign County Health Care Consumers‘ Forum

ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009, I attended a Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) community meeting to examine issues being raised around health reform and to consider what it means in Champaign-Urbana. We were welcomed by CCHCC Board Chair, Lisa … Continue reading

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Champaign-Urbana Residents Hold Vigil For Public Health Insurance Option

ON SEPTEMBER 2ND more than a hundred members of MoveOn and the Campaign for Better Healthcare held a vigil at the Champaign County Veterans Memorial in Urbana to push for health care reform. Participants shared their stories of suffering resulting … Continue reading

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They’re Human, Too: Healthcare and Athletes

MOST FANS VIEW PROFESSIONAL athletes as superhuman. While these athletes showcase a level of skill that makes most people gasp in amazement, it is important to remember that they are flesh and bone human beings. When the stadium lights shut … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Heart Disease and the Need for More Research

CHOLESTEROL AND HEART DISEASE Cholesterol is a life sustaining substance needed to make every cell in our body. It is not a source of calories like sugar and fat. Eight hundred milligrams of this crucial substance is made in our … Continue reading

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