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 [...]

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 [...]

Single-Payer Or Bust

By Adam Gaffney, Dissentmagazine.org -

In the 1960s, a struggle took place over the fate of healthcare in Canada. On one side, there were the proponents of the single-payer program called Medicare, like the stubborn Scottish-born [...]

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 [...]