UN Calls For Decriminalization Of All Drugs As Part Of Ending Healthcare Discrimination

By Staff, Who.int -

Discrimination in health care settings is widespread across the world and takes many forms. It violates the most fundamental human rights protected in international treaties and in national laws [...]

How To Approach Medicare For All Financing

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

One of the big impediments to putting out a plan for financing Medicare for All is not so much that it is very difficult to come up with one, but rather that there are so many ways to do it that [...]

Excluding Civic Community Warps Discussion Of Improved Medicare For All

By Ralph Nader, Nader.org -

The lawmakers are doing it. The candidates are doing it. The mass media are doing it. All are excluding from their arenas the leading citizen groups as never before, since the early nineteen [...]

Two Leading Economists Say Medicare For All Would Give Workers ‘Biggest Take-Home Pay Raise In A Generation’

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams.org -

Medicare for All would give most U.S. workers "the biggest take-home pay raise in a generation," two economists from the University of California, Berkeley said Friday, countering one of the main [...]

A Biased Algorithm Is Delaying Health Care For Black People

By Jessica Hamzelou, New Scientist. -

United States - Black people in the US may be missing out on healthcare because a widely used algorithm is racially biased. The proportion of black people referred for extra care would more than [...]

New Poll Finds Voters Strongly Oppose Employer Insurance

By Matt Bruenig, Peoples Policy Project. -

Many centrist pundits have convinced themselves that Medicare for All (M4A) is unpopular because, when you include certain details about M4A in polling questions, support levels drop [...]

We Deserve A Better Medicare-For-All Debate

By Dylan Scott, Vox.com -

The narrow debate over Medicare-for-all’s financing has become totally disconnected from the status quo aspiring reformers want to fix (the high costs of health care in America), and it totally [...]

The Democrats’ Medicare Debate Overlooks The Elder Care Crisis

By Steve Quick, Inequality.org -

Once again, the Democratic primary debate on October 15 devoted considerable time to candidates’ competing proposals for expanding access to Medicare. But once again, the debate failed to address [...]

How The Mainstream Media Tries To Convince You That Medicare For All Is Impossible

By Celisa Calacal, Independent Media Institute, Economy for All -

Despite numerous polls showing a majority of the public supports a Medicare for All, single-payer health care system, reports from mainstream media paint a different picture. In a New York Times [...]

Despite Obstruction By Capitol Police, Progressive Groups Deliver 2.2 Million Petitions To Democrats Still Not Backing Medicare For All

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams.org -

A diverse coalition of progressive advocacy groups on Tuesday delivered 2.2 million petition signatures to House Democrats demanding that they use their majority to pass Rep. Pramila [...]

The Plot Against Medicare For All

By Libby Watson, Newrepublic.com -

Last week, at a huge and frightening retirement community in Florida known as The Villages, Donald Trump promised to protect seniors from two of the most menacing monsters lurking under their [...]

Healthcare Reformer Wendell Potter: ‘The System Is Unraveling’

By Michael Winship, Intrepidreport.com -

With the word “whistleblower” spinning through news cycle after news cycle these last few days, every headline about Trump, Giuliani and Ukraine is a powerful reminder that the whistleblower is a [...]

How Have Health Workers Won Improvements To Patient Care? Strikes.

By Suzanne  Gordon, Inthesetimes.com -

On September 20, 2,200 nurses represented by the National Nurses United (NNU) went on a one-day strike at the University of Chicago Medical Center. The Chicago nurses were protesting unsafe [...]

My Patients Deserve Medicare For All

By Michael Wallis, Otherwords.org -

When I signed my letter of intent to medical school, I signed up to work with patients, not insurance companies. I wanted to be part of a team of nurses, doctors, pharmacists, and respiratory [...]

GM Backs Down On Cutting Off Healthcare For Its Striking Workers

Last week GM shocked the United Auto Workers and outside observers alike by ending healthcare coverage for striking employees, shifting the costs to the union’s strike fund. That move by GM was [...]