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 [...]

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 [...]