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Signs of Life :: Health Care

Support Grows for National Plan
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A plan promoted by health advocates, doctors, and federal policymakers aims to bring relief to the nearly 50 million Americans without health insurance.

Representative John Conyers (D-MI) has reintroduced H.R. 676, a bill to create a single-payer health care system, similar to what is offered now by Medicare but available to all Americans. The bill has been around for five years, but has gained traction and support from groups like the National Nurses Organizing Committee, the American Public Health Association, United Steelworkers, and more than 200 labor groups.

The presidential campaign has also put a spotlight on the American health care crisis, with Democratic presidential hopefuls advancing plans for universal or near-universal health coverage.

— Noah Grant is a YES! editorial assistant.



Happy People

“With age comes happiness.”

Says Yang Yang, a University of Chicago sociologist, who conducted a 30-year survey of thousands of Americans. Among the study’s findings:

• The older people got, the likelier they were to report being happy
• Baby boomers are not as content as other generations
• African Americans are less happy than whites
• Men are less happy than women






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