New Proposal Designed to Confuse Public and Prevent Medicare for All

New Proposal Designed to Confuse Public and Prevent Medicare for All
By Margaret Flowers, HealthOverProfit.org. The Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington-based Democratic Party think tank funded by Wall Street, including private health insurers and their lobbying group, unveiled a new healthcare proposal designed to confuse supporters of Medicare for All and protect private health insurance profits. It is receiving widespread coverage in ‘progressive’ media ...

Healthcare From Private to Public

Healthcare From Private to Public
By Rita Valenti. Originally published in November.December 2017 Vol27.Ed6 Rally, Comrades! rally@lrna.org Above photo of Moral Monday sit-in in Atlanta, Georgia by Joeff Davis. Nowhere is the chaos and insecurity of a society in transition felt more universally than in healthcare.  Two distinct classes with opposing interests are facing off in a struggle that will determine the future ...

Senate Debates Billions for Insurers while Public Demands Medicare for All 1

Senate Debates Billions for Insurers while Public Demands Medicare for All
By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese for Health Over Profit for Everyone. Billions More for Crony Capitalist Insurance or Improved Medicare for All This week we attended a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee where there was broad bi-partisan support for giving billions more to the insurance industry to “stabilize ...

Saving the ACA is NOT an Option

Saving the ACA is NOT an Option
By Sherry Eason. Photo from March, 2017 in RIFuture.org. All citizens deserve Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.Without good health, opportunity is greatly diminished. I work in the health insurance business, I own a small Health Insurance Agency. My goal when I created my agency, and now more than ever, is to work myself ...

Don’t Be Fooled By The Profiteer’s Option

Don't Be Fooled By The Profiteer's Option
By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese for Popular Resistance, Sept. 18, 2016. NOTE: Senator Sanders mentioned the Public Option as a possible solution in the Sanders Cruz health debate on CNN, so we are posting this article from last September to bring some clarity. The Public Option is a Profiteer’s Option, as explained below. It ...

Mad As Hell: Why the public is so pissed off

Mad As Hell: Why the public is so pissed off
Above photo from Portland Indymedia. NOTE: Voters received notice of their insurance premium increases for 2017 just prior to the November election. It is no surprise that voters were angry over the failure of the ACA to control premium and out-of-pocket costs. Many who voted for Trump, especially in the fly-over states, experience challenges affording ...

The Plot Against Medicare for All

The Plot Against Medicare for All
The political establishment rediscovers the benefit of Red-baiting and xenophobia to preserve the health care industry’s buckrakers. By Libby Watson for The New Republic Last week, at a huge and frightening retirement community in Florida known as The Villages, Donald Trump promised to protect seniors from two of the most menacing monsters lurking under their ...

Progressives Say GM’s Decision to Cut Off Employee Health Insurance ‘Yet Another Reason Why We Need Medicare for All’

Progressives Say GM's Decision to Cut Off Employee Health Insurance 'Yet Another Reason Why We Need Medicare for All'
Under a single-payer system, said one Medicare for All advocate, employers would no longer have “tons of leverage because workers are desperate to keep their benefit.” By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams General Motors’ decision Tuesday to stop paying healthcare premiums for nearly 50,000 of the company’s striking workers offered a powerful case for why ...

Leo Gerard, Single Payer, Highmark and the Corporatist Labor Movement

Leo Gerard, Single Payer, Highmark and the Corporatist Labor Movement
By Staff Writer for Corporate Crime Reporter 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 president of the United Steelworkers of America. Then earlier this month, just a few ...

Critics Denounce Biden’s Use of Tragic Family Story to Attack Medicare for All as Both ‘Manipulative’ and ‘Cynical’

Critics Denounce Biden's Use of Tragic Family Story to Attack Medicare for All as Both 'Manipulative' and 'Cynical'
“This is easily the cruelest, dirtiest, and most manipulative thing Joe Biden has done so far.” By Eoin Higgins for Common Dreams A new ad by former Vice President Joe Biden released Tuesday that uses his personal story of familial loss as an attack line against Medicare for All is being panned by critics as ...