The 5 Biggest Lies Joe Biden Is Telling About Medicare for All

Joe Biden keeps lying about Medicare for All and won’t stop anytime soon — he has to, to sell his own Bidencare plan. But Medicare for All will always win on the merits. By Tim Higginbotham for Jacobin Ever since Joe Biden kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign by attending a big-dollar fundraiser with a […]

Voters Are Less Scared of Government Healthcare Than You Think

By Libby Watson for Splinter News Democratic supporters of the public option, which include Joe Biden but also Amy Klobuchar and Kirsten Gillibrand, fear more than anything the wrath of the imaginary Voter Who Would Die For Their Private Insurer. A new poll from Morning Consult reveals that one particular aspect of this is flawed. […]

Americans Actually Do Want Medicare for All

The media and the private insurance lobbyists are doing everything they can to twist the truth about public opinion on a public health system. Don’t listen: when it’s described accurately to them, a majority of Americans want Medicare for All. By Luke Savage for Jacobin America’s public debate on health care has long been riddled […]

Single-Payer Reform—“Medicare for All”

By Steffie Woolhandler, MD and David U. Himmelstein, MD for Jama Network The prospect of single-payer “Medicare-for-all” reform evokes enthusiasm and concern. Proponents maintain that a single-payer system would be the simplest route to universal coverage; every US resident would qualify for comprehensive insurance under a public, tax-financed plan that would replace private insurers, Medicaid, and Medicare. Others are […]

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

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)

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’

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

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

“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 […]