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 ...

Top Issue in the Elections is Health Care

Top Issue in the Elections is Health Care
By Margaret Flowers, Health Over Profit for Everyone (HOPE). As it was in the 2008 election, health care is at the top of voter’s list of concerns. This means that we have the opportunity over the next few years to push National Improved Medicare for All (NIMA) over the finish line. But there is no ...

Single-Payer or Bust

Single-Payer or Bust
By providing a single tier of coverage to all, with automatic enrollment, comprehensive benefits, and no cost-sharing, single-payer provides a distinct, egalitarian vision of universality. By Adam Gaffney for Dissent Magazine In the 1960s, a struggle took place over the fate of healthcare in Canada. On one side, there were the proponents of the single-payer ...

Pelosi: ‘Medicare for All’ should be ‘evaluated’ if Dems win House

Pelosi: 'Medicare for All' should be 'evaluated' if Dems win House
NOTE: It is a good sign that Nancy Pelosi’s rhetoric is changing. It shows that the political winds are blowing toward single payer. Pelosi is likely to face a challenge for the House Speaker position if the Democrats take the majority in the House this fall. Our tasks are to keep building momentum for National ...

4 million working-age people lost health insurance since 2016

4 million working-age people lost health insurance since 2016
By Don McCanne, PNHP.org The Commonwealth Fund May 1, 2018 First Look at Health Insurance Coverage in 2018 Finds ACA Gains Beginning to Reverse By Sara R. Collins, Munira Z. Gunja, Michelle M. Doty and Herman K. Bhupal The marked gains in health insurance coverage made since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ...

Health Care Timeline

Timeline of Healthcare for All and Single Payer (Caveat – There is a huge and rich history to the struggle for health justice and the underlying economic/technological changes that shape it. No way is this small snippet comprehensive, but maybe it’s a start – there are  a few pieces of interest inserted but perhaps not directly ...

Getting From Profits for a Few to Health Care for All

Getting From Profits for a Few to Health Care for All
By Scott Tucker for Truthdig Democracy is a more radical idea than socialism. That has been noted by a fair number of democratic socialists, including one of the steady campaigners on the left wing of the British Labor Party, Tony Benn, who died in 2014. By stressing democracy first and foremost, he plainly did not ...

Single-Payer Health Care: What Will It Take to Pass It?

Single-Payer Health Care: What Will It Take to Pass It?
By Lee Stanfield. Originally published in Against the Current. SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH Care bill HR-676 covers 100% of everything with the least taxpayer money! So what will it take to pass it? And why is neither S-1804 (see below) nor a “state-by-state” approach, the answer to the health care crisis? President Truman proposed universal health care ...