Is Defending the ACA Even a Real Message Anymore?

Is Defending the ACA Even a Real Message Anymore?
By Linda Valdez for the Arizona Republic. Linda Valdez: Raul Grijalva’s health-care town hall proves it: People want an agenda from Democrats, and they want it spelled out in the way America talks. The Democrats’ desire for strong leaders who can give them something to vote for — not just against — was on neon ...

Sit-In At Senator Mitch McConnell’s Office For Single Payer

Sit-In At Senator Mitch McConnell's Office For Single Payer
By Thomas Novelly for The Courier-Journal. Photos from Kay Tillow of Kentuckians for Single Payer. Five people were issued federal citations by Department of Homeland Security officials Thursday during a sit-in at Senator Mitchell McConnell’s Louisville office to protest the Senate Republican health care bill. Attorney David Suetholz told the Courier-Journal that the five were cited with trespassing when ...

Happy Anniversary NHS!!

Happy Anniversary NHS!!
By Andrew Glass for Politico. Minister of Health Aneurin Bevan said the National Health Service would be governed by three core principles: that it meets everyone’s needs; that it be free at the point of delivery; and that it be based on clinical needs and not on the ability to pay. | AP Photo NOTE: ...

Rain Doesn’t Dampen Enthusiasm for Medicare for All

Rain Doesn't Dampen Enthusiasm for Medicare for All
By Margaret Flowers for Health Over Profit. On the Fourth of July, the Maryland Health Care is a Human Right campaign marched in the State Capital parade. Wearing yellow T shirts with the message “Healthcare is a Human Right” on them, the group of a dozen or so people, myself included, held tall banners and ...

Saving the ACA is NOT an Option

Saving the ACA is NOT an Option
By Sherry Eason. Photo from March, 2017 in RIFuture.org. All citizens deserve Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.Without good health, opportunity is greatly diminished. I work in the health insurance business, I own a small Health Insurance Agency. My goal when I created my agency, and now more than ever, is to work myself ...

Yes, We Can Fix the ACA

Yes, We Can Fix the ACA
By Margaret Flowers for Health Over Profit. 2017 is the make or break year for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Seven years in, the flaws of the ACA are clear – tens of millions are still without health insurance, premiums and out of pocket costs are rising and causing people to either avoid and delay ...

Why I Occupied Sen. Whitehouse’s Office

Why I Occupied Sen. Whitehouse's Office
By Andrew Stewart for CounterPunch. Above image: March 2017 town hall meeting in Rhode Island with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Sen. Jack Reed and Rep. James Langevin. (Stan Godlewski/For The Washington Post) Had I interfered in the manner which I admit, and which I admit has been fairly proved (for I admire the truthfulness and candor ...

Calls For Single Payer Grow Louder at Anti-Trumpcare Protests

Calls For Single Payer Grow Louder at Anti-Trumpcare Protests
By Casey Quinlan for Think Progress. Protesters at Capitol Hill on Wednesday. CREDIT: ThinkProgress/Jack Jenkins As Democratic leaders spoke at the Capitol on Wednesday, protesters repeatedly shouted “single payer!” “Single payer!” proved to be a rallying cry for demonstrators at an anti-Trumpcare protest on Capitol Hill this Wednesday, suggesting that a growing number of progressive activists want ...

Sanders Has His Priorities Backwards; We Can’t Delay Medicare for All 10

Sanders Has His Priorities Backwards; We Can't Delay Medicare for All
By Margaret Flowers for Health Over Profit. Above image from ATTN.com. We thought that Senator Sanders was on track to introduce and advocate for a national improved Medicare for All bill, but Tuesday he stated publicly  at a Planned Parenthood rally that his priorities are to first defeat the Republican health plan, then to improve the ...

Save Our Health Care with Single Payer!

Save Our Health Care with Single Payer!
By Margaret Flowers for Health Over Profit. Rallies have been held across the United States in opposition to the Senate health legislation. It’s amazing that many people are not only opposing the Senate “deathcare” bill but are calling for National Improved Medicare for All. Signs that the tide is turning toward single payer this week ...