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 ...

We’re doctors, and we’re debunking myths about Medicare for All

We're doctors, and we're debunking myths about Medicare for All
By Eve Shapiro and Paul Gordon Special to the Arizona Daily Star As physicians who have been working on improving our health care system by implementing an improved “Medicare for All,” we are dismayed by the current debate on health care reform, both on the part of the journalists and politicians. We hope to clear ...

American Medical Association leaves coalition fighting ‘Medicare for All’

American Medical Association leaves coalition fighting 'Medicare for All'
By Peter Sullivan for The Hill The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s main group for doctors, announced Thursday that it is leaving a coalition fighting “Medicare for All,” a blow to the industry’s efforts to push back on the progressive proposal.  The AMA said it is leaving the industry group called the Partnership for ...

Two med students make case for single-payer health care

Two med students make case for single-payer health care
By Scott Swartz and Bradley Heinz for San Francisco Chronicle The most difficult part of our first year of medical school wasn’t memorizing anatomy or mastering the patient interview, but seeing firsthand how broken our current health care system is. We pay twice as much as other wealthy nations for health care, but receive some ...

Medicare for all: fears and facts

Medicare for all: fears and facts
By Drs. James G. Kahn and Elliot Marseille for The Hill Each candidate has their own way to fix what ails health insurance. Everyone claimed “Medicare” at the heart of their strategy. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) urged sweeping reform, while former Vice President Joe Biden and others advocated tinkering at ...

Pramila Jayapal Frustrated by Democrats Using Medicare for All Label to Push Plans ‘That Are Not Medicare for All’

Pramila Jayapal Frustrated by Democrats Using Medicare for All Label to Push Plans 'That Are Not Medicare for All'
“Any policy that uses the M4ALL name must embody these principles, not undermine them.” By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams Rep. Pramila Jayapal on Tuesday voiced her frustration with fellow Democrats who are attaching the Medicare for All label to proposals that fall well short of the core principles and goals of single-payer healthcare. “I ...

‘Bad policy and bad politics’: Kamala Harris accused of hijacking Medicare for All label to push more industry-friendly plan

‘Bad policy and bad politics’: Kamala Harris accused of hijacking Medicare for All label to push more industry-friendly plan
“Harris calls her plan ‘Medicare for All,’ but it’s not even close.” By Jake Johnson for Nation of Change Single-payer advocates on Monday accused Sen. Kamala Harris of hijacking the Medicare for All label to push an alternative that would fail to fundamentally overhaul America’s for-profit healthcare system. Harris, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, outlined what she ...