Activists Should Continue To Fight For National Single Payer

By Claire M. Cohen, Common Dreams. -

It is a mistake for activists to once again allow Democratic politicians corrupted by big money to determine the nature of the struggle for single-payer Healthcare. We must have a strong fight on [...]

Democrats Have Taken Medicare For All Off The Table

By Russell Mokhiber, Common Dreams. -

Democrats in Congress and their supporters inside the beltway have taken single payer off the table. Instead of pursuing Medicare for All they are pursuing incremental improvements in [...]

Movements In The US Call To Expand Healthcare Access

By Zoe Alexandra, People's Dispatch. -

Organizations across the United States organized protests, cultural activities, community kitchens, teach-ins, and other actions about the issue of healthcare access in the US from September [...]

Report: Among Richest Countries, US Last in Healthcare

By Joseph Guzman, The Hill. -

The U.S. health care system ranked last among 11 wealthy countries despite spending the highest percentage of its gross domestic product on health care, according to an analysis by the [...]

Democrats Propose Medicare For A Few More Instead Of Medicare For All

By Ana Malinow, Truthout. -

Health care activists were uniformly disappointed, albeit not surprised, when President Joe Biden, in initially proposing the American Families Plan, failed to include in the legislation his [...]

Medicare For All Movement To File Human Rights Violation Complaint

By March For Medicare For All, Popular Resistance. -

The March for Medicare for All Movement released a statement today that the group is filing a human rights violation complaint with the United Nations and will hold a public UN panel discussion [...]

Time For Medicare For All

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams. -

The United States spends far more of its GDP on healthcare than other rich countries yet still has the highest infant and maternal mortality rates, the lowest life expectancy at age 60, and the [...]

Happy Birthday, Medicare

By F. Douglas Stephenson, -

2021 is also a very special year in the history of single-payer health insurance and public health in the U.S. because Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) introduced the [...]

Medicare For All Rallies In 50 Cities

By C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout. -

Why is the U.S. an outlier with regard to health care? What keeps the country from adopting a universal health care system, which most Americans have supported for many years now? And what [...]

July 24: National Marches For Medicare For All

We are a coalition of groups that are coming together to march for Medicare for All. Who is in that coalition depends on which city you are talking about. There is no one single group behind [...]

Defense Of For-Profit Health Care Hasn’t Changed In Decades

By Luke Savage, Jacobin Magazine. -

This month marks the fifty-sixth anniversary of Medicare, signed into law by president Lyndon Johnson on July 30, 1965. The effects of the program were expansive and immediate: three years after [...]

How One Union Uses Kitchen Table Economics To Advance Medicare For All

By Kari Thompson, Labor Notes. -

Using kitchen table economics is critical for winning workers over to Medicare for All. Before this training, members may be wary of trading something they’re familiar with for something that’s [...]

Liberals And Congress Retreat Rather Than Fight For Medicare For All

By Ed Grystar, Counterpunch. -

At a Bernie Sanders healthcare town hall last year, Rep. Pramila Jayapal glibly stated that the problem to enacting Medicare for All was not more education of the public, but a question of [...]

Louisville And 20 Other Cities Plan March For Medicare For All, July 24

By Kay Tillow, KY Healthcare. -

We will begin at 11 AM in the park in front of the Federal Building where we have permission from the city to use the site. We will have speakers (brief) and music then march and/or caravan to [...]

46 Million People In The US Are Not Able To Afford Needed Health Care

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

A new study released Wednesday morning shows that nearly 50 million Americans would be unable to afford quality healthcare should the need for treatment suddenly arise, a finding seen as further [...]