The Obama-fication of ‘The Squad’ Strengthens The Right At The Expense Of The Left

By Danny Haiphong, Black Agenda Report. -

Black Agenda Report has long understood the Democratic Party to be a graveyard for social movements in the United States. An online push led by Jimmy Dore and the Movement for a People’s Party to [...]

Tennessee Capital: Group Demands Racial Equality And Medicare For All

By Kathleen Serie, FOX17. -

Nashville, TN - A social justice group out of Knoxville, Tennessee made the trek to the State Capitol building on Tuesday, demanding that lawmakers take immediate action on issues like Medicare [...]

DSA’s Moment Of Truth

By Shamus Cooke, Counterpunch. -

Now that Democrats control the House, Senate, and the Presidency, expectations have been raised around covid relief, rent relief, a Green New Deal, cancelling student debt and Medicare For [...]

This Is The Time To Push For National Improved Medicare For All

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

This past weekend, new members of Congress voted for the speaker of the House. Given the slim majority of Democrats, progressives urged members of Congress who ran on a platform of Medicare for [...]

In A Crisis, A Compromise Solution Is Worse Than No Solution At All

By Ted Rall, Counterpunch. -

The raging argument on the left between progressives who argue for radical change and centrists who advocate incrementalism is hardly new. Nearly a century ago, progressive titan and Wisconsin [...]

A View On Health Care From 2028

By Chet Gardiner, Popular Resistance. -

I just had my third heart attack. Let me tell you about my previous two. The first was 16 years ago in 2012. After wasting 15-20 minutes with an ER admitting clerk demanding my “insurance [...]

Meet The Pseudo-Left Imperialists Fighting Against Universal Healthcare

By Dan Cohen, The Grayzone. -

It’s no coincidence that the pundits who are circling the wagons around AOC and seething at a comedian for pushing for a Medicare For All floor vote are also a bunch of pseudo-left imperialists. [...]

No Co-Sponsor Of ‘Medicare For All’ Has Lost Reelection In The Past Decade

By Richard Lachmann, Michael Schwartz, and Kevin Young, Commondreams. -

It's common sense: Democratic politicians who support "radical" notions like Medicare for All, free college, or preserving a habitable planet via a Green New Deal guarantee their own defeat. A [...]

The Case For Forcing A Floor Vote On Medicare For All

By Briahna Joy Gray, Current Affairs. -

On November 27th, YouTube pundit and comedian Jimmy Dore proposed a provocative plan to advance the Medicare for All movement: refuse to re-elect Rep. Nancy Pelosi D-CA as Speaker of the House [...]

On Contact: Covid-19 And America’s Health Care Crisis

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Dr. Margaret Flowers about the Covid-19 pandemic and the catastrophic response to the public health crisis under America's for-profit healthcare [...]

Biden Could Enact Medicare For All By Executive Action

By Kenny Stancil, Commondreams. -

Journalist David Dayen presented a convincing case Tuesday that President-elect Joe Biden, once sworn into office come January, would have the legal authority to immediately provide complete [...]

Beyond COVID-19: The Power Struggle Over Alternatives For Health Care Reform

By John Geyman, Counterpunch. -

Today we face the COVID-19 pandemic, with its resultant economic downturn and systemic racism—the triple crises that have exposed the serious problems of U. S. health care. It is now obvious to [...]

The Imperative To Achieve National Improved Medicare For All

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

Biden's healthcare plan looks like a replay of the health reform process of 2009-10 when the Democrats effectively divided the movement in support of national improved Medicare for all and pushed [...]

Supreme Court Challenge To ACA Highlights Why We Need Medicare For All

By Margaret Flowers, Truthout. -

Once again, the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the health law passed under the Obama administration in 2010, will be in the hands of the Supreme Court. The court heard oral arguments in [...]

Could Your Medical Bills Make You Sick?

By Lisa L. Gill, Consumer Reports. -

Devin Barrington-Ward was doubled over with stomach pain. His chest hurt, too. Though his family urged him to call an ambulance and he was terrified that his condition was serious, [...]