Medical Madness: A Mother’s Choice Between A Child’s Care And Bankruptcy

By Sarah Kliff, Portside.org -

Two years ago, 36-year-old Lindsay Clark was facing a terrible decision. Her 2-year-old daughter Lily had gotten into a small bottle of the anti-nausea drug Dramamine. “It had a child lock on it, [...]

The Hospital Under Medicare For All

By Adam Gaffney, Jacobinmag.com -

More than 24 million people require hospitalization annually in the United States, and many more see their doctors or other providers, or have tests and procedures, in these institutions. Yet as [...]

A ‘Caravan’ Of Americans Is Crossing The Canadian Border To Get Affordable Medical Care

By Chantal Da Silva, Newsweek.com -

A "caravan" of Americans living with Type 1 diabetes made its way across the U.S. border into Canada over the weekend in search of affordable medical care in a country where they can get the [...]

Thousands Storm Queen’s Park To Protest Doug Ford’s Cuts To Health Care

By Staff, Blogto.com -

Organized by the Ontario Health Coalition, today's protest takes aim at Premier Doug Ford's plan to restructure the health care system under something called Bill 74 or "The People's Health Care [...]

Single-Payer Advocate Ady Barkan Shines At Historic ‘Medicare For All’ Hearing

By Matt Fuller and Jeffrey Young, Huffpost.com -

Above Photo: GABRIEL OLSEN VIA GETTY IMAGES. Ady Barkan (center) attends the Los Angeles Supports a Dream Act Now! protest  with actress Alyssa Milano and others at the office of California Sen. [...]

3 Key Moments From The House’s First-Ever Medicare-For-All Hearing

By Dylan Scott, Vox.com -

The first congressional hearing on Medicare-for-all was defined by the opening statement by activist Ady Barkan, who has ALS and used a computer system to testify to the House panel about why he [...]

Demanding Medicare For All, Nurses Use Band-Aids To Plaster GoFundMe Pages To Big Pharma Headquarters

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams.org -

"Nobody should have a GoFundMe account to pay for their healthcare, and we're here to make sure that that stops." Hundreds of nurses and their allies from across the country rallied Monday [...]

Let’s Take Health Care Off The Bargaining Table

By Larry Brown, Portside.org -

Union members enjoy some of the best health care that working-class Americans can expect to receive. Unions have fought long and hard to establish and maintain these benefits and they are justly [...]

Nurses Are Leading Strike Efforts — Where Are The Physicians?

By Michael Pappas, Left Voice. -

The U.S. healthcare “system” is completely and utterly broken. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. system ranks 37th in the world, all while spending dramatically more on [...]

Mitch McConnell’s Lie-Filled Attack On Medicare For All Draws Cheers From For-Profit Hospital Industry

By Julia Conley, Common Dreams -

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell drew applause from leaders of the hospital industry on Tuesday morning as he called on those who profit from the nation’s broken healthcare system to swarm [...]

The Healthiest Communities In The U.S. Are The Ones Where People Can Afford Homes

By Eillie Anzilotti, Fastcompany.com -

North St. Louis County, Missouri, faces numerous challenges: The unemployment rate is three times higher than in the rest of the U.S., and life expectancy is 15 years lower than in Clayton, a [...]

People Lose Their Employer-Sponsored Insurance Constantly

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

The bolded part is probably the most dishonest argument in the entire Medicare for All debate. It implies that, under our current health insurance system, people who like their employer-based [...]

How My Republican Parents Convinced Me The U.S. Needs Single-Payer Healthcare

By V. R. Craft, Millennialpolitics.co -

Twice, my Republican mother has almost died from a lack of affordable health care, but she still hates the idea of a single-payer system. The first time she almost died she was at age 21. Her [...]

It’s The For-Profit Health Care Industry Telling Us We Can’t Afford Medicare For All

By Salomeh Keyhani, Economy For All   -

The most important question about Medicare for All is a simple one: If other industrialized countries can afford to offer high-quality universal health care to their citizens, why can’t the [...]