Pharma & Insurance Gave $43M To 130 House Democrats Not Backing Medicare For All

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) recently rolled out House Democrats’ version of a Medicare for All proposal that would ensure all Americans have guaranteed healthcare. The bill (H.R. 1384) [...]

Act Now To Protect Everyone’s Health In New Bill

By Health Over Profit for Everyone. -

The reports we have are that Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is planning to introduce her new Medicare for All legislation in early February. We still have not seen a copy of the text - now her [...]

Healthcare Impacts Everyone. Demand Transparency In Medicare For All

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

One of the most important pieces of legislation of our times, one that will impact every person in the United States, is currently being drafted in a non-transparent and non-participatory process [...]

Differentiating Real Medicare-for-All From Sham Knockoffs

Sarah Kliff and Dylan Scott in Vox help to clarify the differences in the legislative proposals that have inappropriately been grouped together as “Medicare-for-All” proposals. That’s important [...]

Advocates Call On Jayapal To Release Draft Text Of House Single Payer Bill

By Russell Mokhiber, Common Dreams -

Single payer advocates are calling on Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) to share the draft text of HR 676 with the single payer movement for review and input. Jayapal is the new [...]

Stop Medicare Privatization

By Health Over Profit for Everyone -

As the movement for National Improved Medicare for All grows, we need to make sure that Medicare Advantage, which is just a front for the private insurance industry, is not allowed to be part of [...]

Hospital Refuses Procedure, Prescribes ‘Fundraising Effort’ For Heart Transplant

By Jack Crosbie, Splinter -

Shortly before Thanksgiving, the Spectrum Health Richard Devos Heart and Lung Transplant Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, got back to Hedda Martin to say that she could not have a heart [...]

Build Labor Power: Take Healthcare Off The Bargaining Table

By Mark Dudzic, Labor Campaign For Single Payer -

When we bargain for healthcare, we bargain against ourselves. This crisis has created vast insecurity among working-class Americans.  Workers rank health care as the most critical issue in the [...]

Improved Medicare For All Becoming Unstoppable

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Medicare for all has had majority support in the United States for more than a decade. Support has been growing as more become aware of the details of the policy. The most recent poll, conducted [...]

How To Make National Improved Medicare For All Inevitable

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG Radio. -

The national movement for improved Medicare for All is gaining momentum, which means that we have the real potential to win a national universal public health insurance and means that our [...]

Our Opponents’ Actions Show We’re Winning

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

When in the midst of mass social transformation, it is often hard to see progress until you have the benefit of looking back after success has been achieved. One way we measure success is by [...]

Reporting On Medicare For All Makes Media Forget How Math Works

“Medicare for All,” a federally funded universal healthcare plan championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vermont–Ind.), has quickly become a key issue for progressive voters evaluating Democratic [...]

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 [...]

Reflections On The Poor People’s Campaign; Returning After 50 Years

Fifty years have passed since I was a volunteer physician taking care of the PPC marchers who came across the country and the bridges into the District. They camped in the rain and mud to [...]

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 [...]

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