Happy Birthday, Medicare

By F. Douglas Stephenson, PNHP. -

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 [...]

How Many More People Have To Die Before We Pass Medicare For All?

By Phil Ateto, Commondreams. -

I recently joined Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) as they introduced the Medicare for All Act of 2021 in Congress. For me and millions of Americans, this bill’s passage [...]

Medicare-For-All Is Good For Our Towns

By Jane Katz Field, Brattleboro Reformer. -

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, 30 million people in the U.S. had no health insurance, and about 50 million were underinsured. The pandemic has caused millions more to lose coverage because of [...]

Biden’s Health Plan Shifts Even More Public Dollars Into Private Hands

By Margaret Flowers, Truthout. -

As the American Rescue Plan (ARP) winds its way through Congress, some progressives are hailing its health provisions as the greatest expansion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 10 years, while [...]

American Healthcare System Failed Black Americans

By Nick, Progressive Martial Artist. -

There are certain policy positions that are such a slam dunk that if someone does not support them, I can’t take anything they say seriously, nor can I trust their judgement. Medicare for All is [...]

Medicare For All Reaches The Crossroads

By Shamus Cooke, Counterpunch. -

In 2021 the U.S. healthcare crisis has, again, reached a boiling point. It was already simmering in 2019 when the number of uninsured grew to 33 million. Covid then triggered a job crisis that [...]

Biden Lifts Health Care Plan From Insurance Lobbyists

By Andrew Perez and Julia Rock, Daily Poster. -

President-elect Joe Biden’s new COVID relief plan does not adopt existing Democratic legislation to expand government sponsored medical coverage nor does it propose a promised public health [...]

Single Payer: Which Way Forward?

By Ed Grystar, Dissident Voice. -

To say that there’s a political disconnect in the fight for a national single payer health care delivery system is to state the obvious. The struggle for M4ALL has grown due to decades of [...]