HOPE Strategy Retreat Report

HOPE Strategy Retreat Report
How We Win National Improved Medicare for All Recommendations from Single Payer Strategy RetreatOakland, CA December 8-9, 2018Sponsored by Health Over Profit for Everyone This report describes the recommendations of an in-depth strategy analysis on how the single payer movement can win National Improved Medicare for All (NIMA). It is the result of a two-day ...

Establishment looks to crush liberals on Medicare for All

Establishment looks to crush liberals on Medicare for All
The coalition that fought Obamacare repeal has fragmented as the party tries to follow through on campaign promises. By Adam Cancryn for Politico The united front that helped Democrats save Obamacare just a year ago is falling apart over single-payer health care. Deep-pocketed hospital, insurance and other lobbies are plotting to crush progressives’ hopes of ...

Lobbyist Documents Reveal Health Care Industry Battle Plan Against “Medicare for All”

Lobbyist Documents Reveal Health Care Industry Battle Plan Against “Medicare for All”
By Lee Fang and Nick Surgey for The Intercept Now that the midterms are finally over, the battle against “Medicare for All” that has been quietly waged throughout the year is poised to take center stage. Internal strategy documents obtained by The Intercept and Documented reveal the strategy that private health care interests plan to use ...

Taking the Fight to the Insurance Industry

Taking the Fight to the Insurance Industry
NOTE: While this protest was focused on a state bill, the tactics are similar to what we will need to use to pressure members of Congress to pass a strong National Improved Medicare for All single payer healthcare system. By Sofia Arias for SocialistWorker.org Forty single-payer health care activists braved freezing temperatures and an impending ...

The Bull Market is Foretelling Medicare Advantage for All

The Bull Market is Foretelling Medicare Advantage for All
By Don McCanne, Physicians for a National Health Program. Sign up for Don McCanne’s Quote-of-the-day here. NOTE: We advocate for National Improved Medicare for All, a single universal publicly-funded national health program, and NOT Medicare Advantage for All, a system of multiple private insurances funded by the government. Getting the private health insurers out of ...

Once Its Greatest Foes, Some Doctors Are Now Embracing Single-Payer

Once Its Greatest Foes, Some Doctors Are Now Embracing Single-Payer
By Shefali Luthra for Kaiser Health News When the American Medical Association — one of the nation’s most powerful health care groups — met in Chicago this June, its medical student caucus seized an opportunity for change. Though they had tried for years to advance a resolution calling on the organization to drop its decades-long ...

Improved Medicare for All means something. Don’t dilute it.

Improved Medicare for All means something.  Don’t dilute it.
By Kay Tillow, Health Over Profit for Everyone. On July 13, 2018, in an article1 on Vox, Tim Higginbotham and Chris Middleman of the Democratic Socialists of America’s (DSA) Medicare for All campaign condemned Paul Krugman, Adam Green, the Center for American Progress, and Andy Slavitt for their efforts to co-opt and water down the ...

Private Insurance Companies Don’t Care About the Elderly

Private Insurance Companies Don’t Care About the Elderly
NOTE: The author, Joel Dodge, seems to be unaware of HR 676, which includes long term care. Still, he makes a good argument for including long tern care coverage in our single payer healthcare system. This is why we must continue to advocate loudly for its inclusion and protect the integrity of HR 676. – ...

The No-Brainer Case for Universal Long-Term Care

The No-Brainer Case for Universal Long-Term Care
By Joel Dodge for People’s Policy Project Progressives have increasingly coalesced around a single-payer Medicare-for-All system as the goal for American healthcare. There is one piece of our healthcare system in particular where single-payer is the undeniably obvious solution: long-term care. Long-term care encompasses everything from nursing homes to home health aides to rehabilitation for ...

New Medicare for All Caucus in Congress

New Medicare for All Caucus in Congress
By Michael Corcoran for Truthout When Medicare was created 53 years ago this month, it was over the objections of Ronald Reagan. On behalf of the American Medical Association, Reagan warned that should Medicare become law, it would lead to “a mechanism for national health insurance capable of indefinite expansion in every direction until it ...