In Historic Shift, Second Largest Physicians Group In US Has New Prescription: It’s Medicare for All

By Jon Queally, Commondreams.org -

"Major changes are needed," declares the 159,000-member American College of Physicians, "to a system that costs too much, leaves too many behind, and delivers too little." The fight for Medicare [...]

Over 10 Percent Of People In US Know Someone Who Died Due To Lack Of Healthcare

By Dan Witters, News.gallup.com -

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than 13% of American adults -- or about 34 million people -- report knowing of at least one friend or family member in the past five years who died after not receiving [...]

Union Opponents Of Medicare For All Don’t Speak For Labor’s Most Vulnerable Members

By Alexandra Early, Beyondchron.org -

As popular support grows for replacing private insurance plans with Medicare for All, critics of the single-payer approach have been playing up the fact that some top union officials, and their [...]

How To Approach Medicare For All Financing

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

One of the big impediments to putting out a plan for financing Medicare for All is not so much that it is very difficult to come up with one, but rather that there are so many ways to do it that [...]

Excluding Civic Community Warps Discussion Of Improved Medicare For All

By Ralph Nader, Nader.org -

The lawmakers are doing it. The candidates are doing it. The mass media are doing it. All are excluding from their arenas the leading citizen groups as never before, since the early nineteen [...]

Two Leading Economists Say Medicare For All Would Give Workers ‘Biggest Take-Home Pay Raise In A Generation’

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams.org -

Medicare for All would give most U.S. workers "the biggest take-home pay raise in a generation," two economists from the University of California, Berkeley said Friday, countering one of the main [...]

We Deserve A Better Medicare-For-All Debate

By Dylan Scott, Vox.com -

The narrow debate over Medicare-for-all’s financing has become totally disconnected from the status quo aspiring reformers want to fix (the high costs of health care in America), and it totally [...]

My Patients Deserve Medicare For All

By Michael Wallis, Otherwords.org -

When I signed my letter of intent to medical school, I signed up to work with patients, not insurance companies. I wanted to be part of a team of nurses, doctors, pharmacists, and respiratory [...]

American Medical Association Leaves Coalition Fighting ‘Medicare For All’

By Peter Sullivan, Thehill.com -

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, Inequality.org -

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, Independentmediainstitute.org/economy-for-all   -

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, Adapt.org -

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, 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 [...]