In Historic Shift, Second Largest Physicians Group In US Has New Prescription: It’s Medicare for All

By Jon Queally, -

"Major changes are needed," declares the 159,000-member American College of Physicians, "to a system that costs too much, leaves too many behind, and delivers too little." The fight for Medicare [...]

Review Of 22 Studies All Agree Medicare For All Less Expensive Than Insurance-System

By Laura Kurtzman, -

A single-payer healthcare system would save money over time, likely even during the first year of operation, according to nearly two dozen analyses of national and statewide single payer [...]

Take My Benefits—Please!

By Mark Dudzic, -

At the June 2019 House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Medicare for All, Texas Republican Kevin Murphy lamented, “That great health care plan that your union negotiated for you? It’s gone. [...]

What Medicare For All Really Looks Like

By Caitlin Kelly, -

He spends long days navigating Toronto’s miserable traffic, finding whatever’s needed for his work as a freelance production designer for film and commercials. It’s demanding physical labor, with [...]

Rising Health Care Costs In California: A Worker Issue

By Staff, -

The Labor Center is publishing a series of blog posts detailing current problems and concerns of Californians with job-based coverage, including the inequities faced by low-income workers, [...]

Industry Seeks To Flatline Universal Health Care

By Mark Kreidler, -

When U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren rolled out details of her Medicare for All plan at the beginning of November, she didn’t merely answer her fellow Democratic presidential contenders, who were [...]

Doctors Condemn Failure Of UK To Respond To Demand For Medical Care For Assange

By Staff, -

The doctors from around the world who issued an open letter on November 22 calling for the immediate transfer of Julian Assange from the maximum security Belmarsh Prison to a university teaching [...]

Insurance Companies Are Spending Millions On Attack Ads Against Medicare For All

By Alan Macleod, -

The privatized, for-profit healthcare industry is close to panicking over the prospect of a nationalized system along the lines of other advanced countries. Healthcare corporations are spending [...]

Dying Too Young

By David F. Ruccio, -

If there ever was an argument in support of Medicare for All it’s this: despite spending more on health care than any other country, the United States has seen increasing mortality and falling [...]

Google Secretly Harvests The Health Data Of Millions

By Julienne Tveten, -

Google has been harvesting the health data of tens of millions of U.S. patients since 2018, unbeknownst to those patients or their doctors, as revealed by a Nov. 11 investigation by the Wall [...]

Airline Catering Workers Protest On Busy Travel Day

By Juliana Feliciano Reyes, Philadelphia Inquirer. -

Thirty-nine people were cited by police for failure to disperse Tuesday evening at Philadelphia International Airport as part of a nationwide push during Thanksgiving week to win higher wages and [...]

$44,000 For An Ambulance, Hour-Long Drives To An ER: The Impossible Cost Of Healthcare In Appalachia

By Mason Adams, -

WHEN HEATHER EDWARDS’ CONTRACTIONS BEGAN THREE MONTHS EARLY, in March, she worried about the long drive to the hospital from her home nestled in the Appalachian Mountains in Jonesville, Va., a [...]

Southern Workers Unite Around Medicare For All

By Jonathan Michels, In These Times. -

Charlotte, N.C.—A line of cars rolls up to the government center of the largest city in a state tied with neighbor South Carolina for least unionized in the country. Members of the Southern [...]

Over 10 Percent Of People In US Know Someone Who Died Due To Lack Of Healthcare

By Dan Witters, -

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than 13% of American adults -- or about 34 million people -- report knowing of at least one friend or family member in the past five years who died after not receiving [...]

Cuban Doctors Who Provided Health Services In Bolivia Are Returning To Cuba

By Redaccion Digital, Granma, translation Resumen Latino Americano, North America bureau -

Government sources have confirmed with Granma that the first group of the more than 700 Cuban medical professionals who provided medical attention in the Plurinational State of Bolivia, are [...]