‘We Already Spend More Than Medicare for All Would Cost Us’

‘We Already Spend More Than Medicare for All Would Cost Us’
Transcript for the previously posted link to this interview. Click here to hear it via podcast By Janine Jackson for FAIR Janine Jackson: The March 11 Washington Post headline told readers that the Medicare for All bill, recently introduced by Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, “reflects influence of hard-line progressive groups.” Not quite a hit piece, ...

David Brooks Is Just as Wrong About Medicare for All as He Is About Everything Else

David Brooks Is Just as Wrong About Medicare for All as He Is About Everything Else
By Paul Blest for Splinter News Hey, you know what our lively healthcare discourse in the United States needed? The sober perspective of New York Times columnist David Brooks, a man who has life-changing epiphanies every time he walks into a bodega. On Monday, Brooks waded into the debate over Medicare for All with a ...

‘One of the Best Cases For Single Payer I’ve Ever Seen’: Watch Dr. Adam Gaffney Take on Skeptics at Fox

'One of the Best Cases For Single Payer I've Ever Seen': Watch Dr. Adam Gaffney Take on Skeptics at Fox
“I work in an intensive care unit. I’ve seen people come in with life-threatening complications ’cause they couldn’t afford care… and we need, as a nation, to decide that that’s not going to be acceptable.” By Jessica Corbett for Common Dreams Amid mounting excitement over new Medicare for All legislation unveiled this week, Dr. Adam ...

Corporate and “Progressive” Democrats Threaten Medicare Itself

Corporate and “Progressive” Democrats Threaten Medicare Itself
By Charles Andrews for Dissident Voice The Democratic Party won a majority in the House of Representatives in the November 2018 elections by making health care one of its top “messages.” Yet events from Bernie Sanders’ bill of 2017 to legislation that “progressive” Representative Pramila Jayapal introduced on February 27, 2019 show that the Party ...

Physicians group endorses the Medicare for All Act of 2019

Physicians group endorses the Medicare for All Act of 2019
Doctors say Rep. Jayapal’s single-payer House bill is the only way to achieve universal, comprehensive coverage while saving the nation billions in health costs By Physicians for National Health Program (PNHP) WASHINGTON, D.C. – Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), a nonprofit research and education organization whose 23,000 members support single-payer national health insurance, ...

An “Exciting But Dangerous Moment” for Medicare for All

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All human beings have a right to healthcare, but powerful forces remain dead set against it. An interview with PNHP president Dr. Adam Gaffney. By Michael Winship for Common Dreams Dr. Adam Gaffney is the brand new president of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), the national, Medicare for All advocacy group of medical ...

Medicare for All: What it is, what it isn’t

Medicare for All: What it is, what it isn't
By Jon Greenberg for PolitiFact Ever since Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders fired up the Democratic base two years ago with his plan to deliver Medicare for All, the idea has become a kind of yardstick for measuring a candidate’s support for a single-payer health care system. But Medicare for All presents challenges both practical and ...

6 Reasons Why a Medicare Buy-In Won’t Benefit Young People

6 Reasons Why a Medicare Buy-In Won't Benefit Young People
By Brittany Shannahan for Healthcare is a Human Right Maryland What is the buy-in? The Medicare buy-in is one of many “moderate” alternatives to Medicare for All proposed by centrist House Democrats that offer no solutions for millennials. Led by Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY), the legislation would allow people between the ages of 50 and ...

Single Payer Not Single Payer

Single Payer Not Single Payer
Posted on Single Payer Action The people want single payer. The corporate class answers — not single payer. The people say — single payer — get rid of all the other payers. Get rid of the insurance companies. And while you’re at it, get rid of the health maintenance organizations and accountable care organizations and ...

Democrats Don’t Just Support Medicare for All, 84% in New Poll Want Party Leaders to Make It ‘Extremely Important Priority’

Democrats Don't Just Support Medicare for All, 84% in New Poll Want Party Leaders to Make It 'Extremely Important Priority'
“Are you listening?” party Leaders asked as new Politico/Harvard survey shows more than 8 in 10 Democrats think covering everyone “through taxpayer-fund national plan” should be urgent pursued By John Queally for Common Dreams ‘Are you listening?’ That was the question posed by healthcare justice advocates to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of ...