American Medical Association Leaves Coalition Fighting ‘Medicare For All’

By Peter Sullivan, -

The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s main group for doctors, announced Thursday that it is leaving a coalition fighting "Medicare for All," a blow to the industry’s efforts to [...]

What Medicare For All Would Have Meant A Decade Ago

By Jarod Facundo, -

For years my aunt Sylvia knew something was wrong. She told doctors she was experiencing pain, but they shrugged it off as age-related. Sylvia sought preventative care in the emergency room, [...]

It’s Medicare’s Birthday—Let’s Offer It To Everyone

By Nancy J. Altman,   -

Fifty-four years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law. Over half a century later, Medicare has proven its tremendous worth. Before Medicare, nearly half of all seniors were [...]

Value Based Programs Are Undermining Medicare And Single Payer

By Russell Mokhiber, Morgan County USA. -

Last week, the Single Payer Action Podcast brought Sullivan together with Dr. Matthew Hahn, a family doctor based in Hancock, Maryland and author of Distracted: How Regulations Are Destroying the [...]

ADAPT Activists Protest Cuts To Medicaid Healthcare Services.

By Staff, -

The Department of Health and Human Services is the federal agency most directly responsible for ensuring that Disabled Americans who need Long Term Services and Supports receive them in the most [...]

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

By Dylan Scott, -

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, -

"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 [...]

Single-Payer Advocates Worry ‘Medicare For All’ Hearing Could Be A ‘Farce’

By Matt Fuller, -

WASHINGTON ― It’s supposed to be the first congressional hearing ever on “Medicare for All” ― a huge win for single-payer advocates and progressives in Congress. But next week, when the House [...]

Rural America Needs Medicare For All, And Fast

By Barb Kalbach, -

We’ve got a rural health care emergency on the horizon. Rural hospitals are closing or teetering on the brink of closure at an alarming rate. More than a hundred have closed since 2005 and [...]

A Wolf In Electoral Reform, Medicare For Some & Healthcare’s Front Lines

By Staff, -

First off, some GOOD NEWS! From the environmental justice front lines and the streets of Queens, here's some inspiration to fuel your activism. Next, could it be true that the House introduced [...]

An Open Letter to Rep. Pramila Jayapal Regarding Medicare for All

By Isabel Ostrer, Chris Cai, and Ana Malinow, -

Thank you for your hard work and leadership as the new lead sponsor of the forthcoming Medicare for All Act of 2019. As health care providers and health justice advocates, we look forward to [...]

More Deceptive Reporting On Medicare For All

By Ben Spielberg, -

Jonathan Martin and Abby Goodnough discuss a brewing Democratic Party debate about Medicare For All in The New York Times. Does it mean a single-payer system in which the government covers [...]

Nancy Pelosi Tells Health Insurance Executives Not To Worry About Medicare For All

By Ryan Grim, -

LESS THAN A month after Democrats — many of them running on “Medicare for All” — won back control of the House of Representatives in November, the top health policy aide to then-prospective House [...]

New Congress Will Hold Historic Hearings On Expanding Social Security And Medicare

By Nancy Altman, -

The 116th U.S. Congress is already historic. It reflects the diversity of our country better than any previous Congress, with the highest numbers of women and people of color in history. Nancy [...]