COVID-19 Deaths Among Nurses: US 91, Canada 0. Why?

By Mark Gruenberg, People's World. -

There’s a yawning gap between the number of U.S. nurses the viral pandemic has killed so far in the U.S. and the number of Canadian nurses killed. The count as of May 11: U.S. 91, Canada, [...]

We Need To Nationalize Health Care Now!

By Maryam Alaniz and Juan Cruz Ferre, Left Voice. -

Plenty has been written about the critical condition of the healthcare system. The response to the pandemic has been faulty at best, and the resources mobilized are falling dramatically short of [...]

The US’s Wave Of Hospital Closures Left Us Ill-Equipped For COVID-19

By Margaret Flowers, Truthout. -

A couple of weeks ago, as countries scrambled to protect their citizens from the COVID-19 pandemic by closing borders and quarantining travelers, the Norwegian University of Science and [...]

Time Of Plague And Meltdown: Mass Murder By Corporate Duopoly

By Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report. -

Tens of thousands of people, disproportionately Black and brown, are marked for death by coronavirus in the coming weeks and months because the United States political system allows only [...]

The US Is Not Prepared For Coronavirus; We Need To Take Action

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is in its very early stages in the United States so it is too early to predict its full impacts. The World Health Organization reports that COVID-19 has stricken more [...]

Study Shows Medicare For All Could Save $600 Billion Annually

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

Insurers and healthcare providers in the United States spent a staggering $812 billion on paperwork and other administrative burdens in 2017 alone, bureaucratic costs that could be dramatically [...]

Now Is The Time To Win National Improved Medicare For All

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

National improved Medicare for all is making tremendous progress during the 2020 election cycle. Democratic presidential candidates, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who advocate for [...]

Leo Gerard Single Payer Highmark And The Corporatist Labor Movement

By Russell Mokhiber, Corporatecrimereporter.com -

If you want to know why the single payer movement is having trouble breaking through in the United States, look no further than Leo Gerard. From 2001 to earlier this year, Gerard was the [...]

On Medicare’s 54th Birthday, Another Year Closer To Winning Medicare For All

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare Act. Within a year, and without the aid of computers, the United States provided more than 19 million seniors with health coverage. Before [...]

Medicare For All In The Democratic Party: Corporate Money vs. The People

The US House of Representatives this week showed it is standing with the political consensus in the Democratic Party. Now, a majority of the House Democrats has signed on to the HR 1384, the [...]

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 [...]