How Big Strike 30 Years Ago Aided Fight For Single Payer

By Steve Early, Popular Resistance. -

Thirty years ago this summer, 60,000 telephone workers walked off the job in New York and New England — and stayed out for seventeen weeks. Their struggle against NYNEX, a telecom giant, became [...]

Medicare For All Means Real Choice

By Bonnie Castillo, Commondreams. -

A new survey out this week is an important step forward to demolishing one of the principle talking points against Medicare for All. No doubt, you've heard this one: "People love their [...]

At AMA’s Annual Meeting, Doctors And Nurses Demand ‘Get Out of the Way’ Of Medicare For All

Nurses, doctors, and medical students on Saturday afternoon gathered outside the Hyatt Regency hotel in Chicago, where the largest professional association for physicians was holding their annual [...]

A Preview Of The Bloody Uphill Battle For Single-Payer

By Libby Watson, Splinternews.com -

Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Tammy Baldwin introduced a bill today that would allow people over the age of 50 to buy into Medicare. It’s a very limited gesture toward expanding healthcare, one that [...]

The Billionaires Are Wrong; We Can’t Afford Anything But Single Payer Health Care

By Kevin Zeese, Healthoverprofit.org -

The three billionaires who are running for president put out false information on improved Medicare for all. This includes Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg,  and Howard Schultz.  Bloomberg and [...]

Urge Congresswoman Jayapal To Strengthen Health Bill

By Health Over Profit for Everyone, HealthOverProfit.org. -

On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, more than 500 single payer supporters, both individuals and organizations, sent a letter to Congresswoman Jayapal urging her to make three improvements to the health [...]

Single Payer Gold Standard HR 676 Rest In Peace

By Russell Mokhiber, Singlepayeraction.org -

The House Democrats have decided that their single payer Medicare for All bill will not carry the HR 676 number. They let that number go this week to a bill that reiterates “the support of the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]