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

By Staff, Occupy.com -

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, Commondreams.org -

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, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

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, Theintercept.com -

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, Forbes.com -

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 [...]

Two Medicare For All Plans: HR676 And S1804

By Lambert Strether, Nakedcapitalism.com -

Again, if O’Rourke — harder to type than Beto, dammit — has drafted a Medicare for All bill, it’s still resting comfortably in his desk drawer. But speaking of S1804, O’Rourke’s opponent in the [...]

Lobbyist Documents Reveal Health Care Industry Battle Plan Against “Medicare For All”

By Lee Fang and Nick Surgey, Theintercept.com -

NOW THAT THE midterms are finally over, the battle against “Medicare for All” that has been quietly waged throughout the year is poised to take center stage. Internal strategy documents obtained [...]

Lobbyist Documents Reveal Health Care Industry Battle Plan Against “Medicare For All”

By Lee Fang and Nick Surgey, Theintercept.com -

NOW THAT THE midterms are finally over, the battle against “Medicare for All” that has been quietly waged throughout the year is poised to take center stage. Internal strategy documents obtained [...]

Medicare For All Should Be Free Of Profit Takers

By Kay Tillow, Healthoverprofit.org -

It’s the best of times and the worst of times for the advocates of national single payer health care in the United States.  So good because the vast majority in the US have embraced the concept [...]

Jake Tapper’s Faulty Medicare For All Fact-Check

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

To understand where Tapper went off the rails, it is necessary to first explain the Mercatus Center paper at the center of all these controversies. On July 30, the Mercatus Center released a [...]

Why Won’t The Mainstream Media Tell The Truth About ‘Medicare For All’?

By Jacob Sugarman, Truthdig.com -

At the end of a segment posted Friday in conjunction with factcheck.org, CNN’s Jake Tapper issues a playful warning to the country’s politicians: “You’re perfectly entitled to your own opinions,” [...]

Improved Medicare For All Means Something. Don’t Dilute It.

By Kay Tillow, Healthoverprofit.org -

On July 13, 2018, in an article1 on Vox, Tim Higginbotham and Chris Middleman of the Democratic Socialists of America’s (DSA) Medicare for All campaign condemned Paul Krugman, Adam Green, the [...]

Happy Birthday Medicare!

By Mark Dudzic, Labor Campaign for Single Payer -

On July 30, Medicare turned 53. For over half a century, it has provided healthcare as a right to all Americans over 65 and many disabled Americans. It has saved countless lives and kept millions [...]

An Unhappy Birthday For Medicare And Medicaid

By Martha Burk, Otherwords.org -

July 30 marks a very important anniversary in our modern political history. Fifty-three years ago in 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law, creating two programs [...]

The Myth Of Medicare’s Projected Insolvency

Every year the Medicare trustees project the year in which the funds for Part A of Medicare will be inadequate to pay the full costs for that year, based on anticipated revenue and spending. Each [...]