Medicare For All Would Cut Poverty By Over 20 Percent

By Matt Bruenig, People's Policy Project. -

The Census released its annual income, poverty, and health insurance statistics earlier this week. The summary report shows that 8 million of the nation’s 42.5 million poor people would not be [...]

The Transformative Potential Of Single-Payer

By Timothy Faust, Theoutline.com -

Our highways are crumbling. Our trains, where they exist, are failing. Our sewer systems are disintegrating. So, too, is the health infrastructure of America. Under decades of for-profit [...]

New CBO Report On Medicare For All, A Serious And Positive Contribution

By Robert Pollin, Common Dreams -

The Congressional Budget Office issued a report on May 1, 2019 titled "Key Design Components and Considerations for Establishing a Single-Payer Health Care System." This report reviews a range of [...]

We Desperately Need Medicare for All. These 10 Statistics Prove It.

By Staff, In These Times   -

Here’s a reminder of the disastrous state of American healthcare. It was a big week for Medicare for All. The House Rules Committee held its first-ever congressional hearing to discuss U.S. Rep. [...]

Single-Payer Advocate Ady Barkan Shines At Historic ‘Medicare For All’ Hearing

By Matt Fuller and Jeffrey Young, Huffpost.com -

Above Photo: GABRIEL OLSEN VIA GETTY IMAGES. Ady Barkan (center) attends the Los Angeles Supports a Dream Act Now! protest  with actress Alyssa Milano and others at the office of California Sen. [...]

Single-Payer Advocates Worry ‘Medicare For All’ Hearing Could Be A ‘Farce’

By Matt Fuller, Huffpost.com -

WASHINGTON ― It’s supposed to be the first congressional hearing ever on “Medicare for All” ― a huge win for single-payer advocates and progressives in Congress. But next week, when the House [...]

How My Republican Parents Convinced Me The U.S. Needs Single-Payer Healthcare

By V. R. Craft, Millennialpolitics.co -

Twice, my Republican mother has almost died from a lack of affordable health care, but she still hates the idea of a single-payer system. The first time she almost died she was at age 21. Her [...]

Act Now To Protect Everyone’s Health In New Bill

By Health Over Profit for Everyone. -

The reports we have are that Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is planning to introduce her new Medicare for All legislation in early February. We still have not seen a copy of the text - now her [...]

Importance Of Aligning House And Senate Single-Payer Bills The Right Way

By Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein, Pnhp.org -

Single-payer reform is in the news — and in the U.S. House and Senate. One hundred twenty-three Congresspeople have signed on as co-sponsors of H.R. 676, the single-payer legislation in House of [...]

We’ve Come A Long Way: Obama Praises Medicare For All

By Margaret Flowers, Health Over Profit. -

On September 7, 2018, speaking at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, President Obama said that Democrats are running on “good new ideas like Medicare for All…” This indicates a [...]

Improved Medicare For All Becoming Unstoppable

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Medicare for all has had majority support in the United States for more than a decade. Support has been growing as more become aware of the details of the policy. The most recent poll, conducted [...]

Why The Latest Attack On Single-Payer Backfired

By Michael Corcoran, Truthout.org -

“If you find that you have to keep explaining what your proposal is, you haven’t done enough, and your opponents can and will destroy your efforts with a few soundbites.” —Dr. Don McCanne of [...]

Debate Over Strategy For National Improved Medicare For All Continues

By Margaret Flowers, Lee Stanfield and Kevin Zeese, Healthoverprofit.org -

On February 1, Margaret Flowers posted “Which Path to National Improved Medicare for All?”, which argued that states cannot enact single payer health systems and that a state-by-state approach [...]

How Big Medicine Can Ruin Medicare For All

By Phillip Longman, theguardian.com -

By Phillip Longman for The Guardian - In 2013, Senator Bernie Sanders, a self-described “democratic socialist,” couldn’t find a single co-sponsor for his healthcare plan, which would replace [...]

The Collapse Of Trumpcare And The Rise Of Single Payer

By Adam Gaffney and Zackary D. Berger, www.blogs.bmj.com -

By Adam Gaffney and Zackary D. Berger for The BMJ Opinion - Two major developments in September upended US healthcare politics. The month’s end saw the failure of a last-ditch blitz by Senate [...]

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