How Big Medicine Can Ruin Medicare For All

By Phillip Longman, theguardian.com -

By Phillip Longman for The Guardian - In 2013, Senator Bernie Sanders, a self-described “democratic socialist,” couldn’t find a single co-sponsor for his healthcare plan, which would replace [...]

CBO: House GOP Tax Plan Triggers $25 Billion In Medicare Cuts

By Ethan Wolff-Mann, finance.yahoo.com -

By Ethan Wolff-Mann for Yahoo Finance - If the House GOP tax plan passes, it is projected to cut revenue significantly, likely increasing the deficit by $1.456 trillion from 2018 to 2027, [...]

Current Taxes And Tax Reform Undermine Social Security & Medicare

By Sam Pizzigati, www.otherwords.org -

By Sam Pizzigati for Other Words - You probably pay about four times more of your income to Social Security than millionaires, who want to cut their taxes and your benefits. How much did your [...]

Does The Gig Economy Mean It’s Time For Medicare-For-All?

By Charlie Simmons, www.mercurynews.com -

By Charlie Simmons for The Mercury News - Silicon Valley is the engine of the rapidly growing gig-economy. Consumers love the convenience of having goods and services delivered right to their [...]

Senate Republicans Aren’t Just Aiming To Destroy Obamacare And Medicaid

By Steven Rosenfeld, www.alternet.org -

By Steven Rosenfeld for AlterNet - The Senate Republicans’ latest anti-Obamacare bill has bigger goals than destroying the Affordable Care Act and dismantling Medicaid. This bill aims to blow up [...]

Insurance Industry Pays Senators To Not Support Improved Medicare For All

By Andrew Perez, www.maplight.org -

By Andrew Perez for MapLight - Democratic senators who haven’t signed on to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” proposal have received twice as much cash from the insurance industry as the [...]

Medicare’s Anniversary Reminds Us The Impossible Is Possible

By Mark Karlin, www.truth-out.org -

By Mark Karlin for Truth Out - Before the establishment of Medicare, many persons more than 65 years of age who weren't wealthy dealt with a harrowing reality. When they became seriously ill or [...]

Newsletter: Fight For Health Care Begins

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.popularresistance.org -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were stalled again this week, due in large part to public pressure including courageous and [...]

Civil Resistance Helped Kill Trumpcare – On To Medicare For All

By Michael Corcoran, www.truth-out.org -

By Michael Corcoran for Truthout - In a dramatic vote that took place between midnight and dawn on Friday, the bill was defeated 51-49, to the surprise of almost everyone who was still awake to [...]

The Plot To Kill Care

By Eleanor Goldfield, www.occupy.com -

By Eleanor Goldfield for Occupy - Medicare turns 52 this Sunday as Republicans lament their slow going efforts to privatize a public service on behalf of the insurance industry and other [...]

Trumpcare Is Dead. ‘Single Payer Is The Only Real Answer’

By Zaid Jilani, www.theintercept.com -

By Zaid Jilani for The Intercept - THANKS TO A PAIR of defections from more GOP senators late yesterday, the Republican plan to repeal and replace or simply repeal the Affordable Care Act is dead [...]

Medicare Halts Release Of Much-Anticipated Data

By Charles Ornstein, www.propublica.org -

By Charles Ornstein for Pro Publica - The government had planned to share data with researchers on patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage health plans. Then, suddenly, it didn’t. In the past few [...]

Medicare For Everyone With A Pre-Existing Condition

By Staff, www.singlepayeraction.org -

By Staff of Single Payer Action - Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) has no time for single payer. But Senator Lindsey Graham says yes to single payer for sick people. That’s what came out of [...]

The Washington Post Is Selling Snake Oil

By Adam Gaffney, www.jacobinmag.com -

By Adam Gaffney for Jacobin Magazine - Our friends at the Washington Post are waging a brave campaign against Medicare for All. Over the weekend, the Washington Post editorial board took a bold [...]

6 Lessons From The UK Election For National Improved Medicare For All

By Brittany Shannahan, www.hchrmd.org -

By Brittany Shannahan for HCHRMD - This is the end of the center-left as we know it. In democracies across the world, we have seen a polarization of politics, with far-right populists and [...]

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