Medicare For All Rallies In 50 Cities

By C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout. -

Why is the U.S. an outlier with regard to health care? What keeps the country from adopting a universal health care system, which most Americans have supported for many years now? And what [...]

Louisville And 20 Other Cities Plan March For Medicare For All, July 24

By Kay Tillow, KY Healthcare. -

We will begin at 11 AM in the park in front of the Federal Building where we have permission from the city to use the site. We will have speakers (brief) and music then march and/or caravan to [...]

Medicare For All Reaches The Crossroads

By Shamus Cooke, Counterpunch. -

In 2021 the U.S. healthcare crisis has, again, reached a boiling point. It was already simmering in 2019 when the number of uninsured grew to 33 million. Covid then triggered a job crisis that [...]

A Better Health Care System?

By Sarah Jaffe, The Progressive. -

Suzanne Gordon, a longtime health care reporter and author of Wounds of War: How the VA Delivers Health, Healing, and Hope to the Nation’s Veterans, says the VA “outperforms the private sector [...]

The Decade Of Transformation Is Here: Remaking Health Care

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

We've been writing for a while that the 2020's would be a decade when multiple crises would come to a head and we would have an opportunity for major transformations if we were organized to [...]

Public Health Experts: Single-Payer Systems Coping With Coronavirus More Effectively Than For-Profit Model

By Jake Johnson, Nationofchange.org -

As the coronavirus pandemic places extraordinary strain on national healthcare systems around the world, public health experts are making the case that countries with universal single-payer [...]

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 [...]

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