Single Payer Could Stop The Rural Hospital Closure Crisis

By Frances Gill, -

America’s rural hospitals are closing down at an alarming rate. According to the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program, there were seventy-two rural hospital closures between 2010 and [...]

Jacob Hacker Rises Again To Stop Single Payer

By Margaret Flowers, -

In the article linked below, The Road to Medicare for Everyone, Jacob Hacker is once again working to dissuade single payer healthcare supporters from demanding National Improved Medicare for All [...]

Building Single-Payer Health System: Lessons From Taiwan’s Turnaround

By Michael Corcoran, -

There are obvious reasons why some people in the United States oppose the prospect of single-payer health care. Taking the profit out of health care -- a moral imperative and the norm [...]

Luxury Socialized Medicine

By Meagan Day, -

By Meagan Day for Jacobin Magazine - The standard case for a single-payer health insurance system is pretty well known. Anyone can get care without courting financial ruin. Monumental personal [...]

Corporate Media Fails To Report Truth About Single Payer

By Michael Corcoran, -

By Michael Corcoran for FAIR. It is a sad reflection on the state of healthcare reporting in the United States that one can so easily predict how many media outlets will respond to a news event [...]

Unlike Single Payer, Obamacare’s Design Neglects Black People

By Eli Day, -

By Eli Day for Peoples Policy Report - Mainstream liberals, and in particular Democrats, have been known to cozy up to radical language and symbols just as their value, and with it the political [...]

Single Payer Myths: Removing People From Employer Plans

By Matt Bruenig, -

By Matt Bruenig for People's Policy Project - After you have demonstrated that the switching pain argument is wrong on the merits, critics will typically retreat to some kind of political [...]

Single Payer Movement Has Transformed The Healthcare Fight

By Theo Anderson, -

By Theo Anderson for In These Times. The grassroots fight for single payer, championed by Bernie Sanders, has thoroughly reframed the healthcare debate over the past year. That became clear [...]

Newsletter: Is Health Care A Commodity Or Right?

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. With just a week left before Congress' budget reconciliation process ends, the Senate is once again peddling a poorly-thought out plan to repeal and replace [...]

Sanders Health Bill: Cover For Democratic Party Deals With Trump

By Patrick Martin, -

By Patrick Martin for WSWS. Senator Bernie Sanders took his campaign to whitewash the right-wing character of the Democratic Party to a new level Wednesday, introducing single-payer, “Medicare [...]

Single Payer Is On The National Agenda—And It’s Thanks To People’s Movements

By Ben Palmquist, -

By Ben Palmquist for In These Times - As Senator Bernie Sanders introduces a bill for universal, publicly financed healthcare on Wednesday, he has growing political momentum behind him. Senators [...]

‘We’re Figuring Out How We Can Mount A National Campaign’ For Single Payer

By Staff, -

By Staff of Common Dreams - I'm 'absolutely' introducing single-payer healthcare bill. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday that he will “absolutely” [...]

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

By Zaid Jilani, -

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 [...]

Democratic ‘Resistance Summer’ Becomes Protest Against Democrats

By Lauren Steiner, -

By Lauren Steiner for the Robust Opposition. The Democratic Party has called for a "Resistance Summer" to protest against Donald Trump. They are planning to hold events all over the country. This [...]

The Battles Ahead: Meet The Biggest Opponents Of Single-Payer

By Michael Corcoran, -

By Michael Corcoran for Truthout - It has become fashionable to write premature obituaries of the Senate bill to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act, using hyperbolic and misleading [...]