House Democrats Schedule Hearing on HR1384 (#MedicareForAll) for This Tuesday, April 30

House Democrats Schedule Hearing on HR1384 (#MedicareForAll) for This Tuesday, April 30
By Lambert Strether for Naked Capitalism Kudos to the Democrat-controlled House Rules Committee for scheduling a hearing on HR1384, the “Medicare for All Act of 2019.” (Here is the announcement; here are the witnesses). However, readers who suspect my rapture will be modified will not be disappointed. In this post, I won’t go into health ...

Democrats Should Fight Trump With Medicare For All

Democrats Should Fight Trump With Medicare For All
Instead of championing Medicare for All, the Democratic leadership is proposing mild tweaks to Obamacare. That’s a disaster — centrist incrementalism is a gift to Trump. By Tim Higginbotham and Luke Thibault for Jacobin Democratic leadership have now signaled to voters what their party would look like in power, by introducing their vision for American ...

Look at These Absolutely Ordinary Americans Who Hate Medicare for All (*Cough)

Look at These Absolutely Ordinary Americans Who Hate Medicare for All (*Cough)
By Libby Watson for Splinter News The Partnership for America’s Health Care Future is a lobbying group dedicated to fighting single-payer and even public option health plans, formed by the biggest players in the health insurance industry—pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and health insurers, among others. We don’t know how much money they have, but one of ...

‘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 ...