Open Letter to Congresswoman Jayapal Regarding Medicare for All

Open Letter to Congresswoman Jayapal Regarding Medicare for All
In Commondreams. Photo: Rep. Pramila Jayapal introducing the new Medicare for All Caucus during a Capitol Hill press conference in July of 2018. (Photo: Rep. Pramila Jayapal/Twitter) Dear Congresswoman Jayapal, Thank you for your hard work and leadership as the new lead sponsor of the forthcoming Medicare for All Act of 2019. As health care ...

A Public Option Isn’t Good Enough

A Public Option Isn’t Good Enough
By Libby Watson for Splinter News There is one thing we can be thankful for: Medicare for All is nowa mainstream position in the Democratic Party, to the point where most of the leading Democratic candidates for president say they support it. The question remains how real their commitment to that goal is, and how ...

As Drug Prices Rise, Is Boston’s Prosperity Based On A Moral Crime?

As Drug Prices Rise, Is Boston’s Prosperity Based On A Moral Crime?
By Dr. Vikas Saini for WUBR Prescription drug prices have become a high-profile issue, with a growing clamor from politicians, including Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, seeking to take action. There are many laudable elements in Baker’s proposal to negotiate prices directly with drug makers, despite its narrow focus, but such efforts are doomed to become ...

When medication prices are unaffordable, patients travel abroad for a better deal

When medication prices are unaffordable, patients travel abroad for a better deal
By Sarah Gantz for The Inquirer Every three months, Jon Yeagley sets out from his Berwyn home at 5:30 a.m. for the six-hour journey to Canada. He crosses the border at Buffalo, stops at a Walmart a couple of miles into Canada, and turns around 30 minutes later with a small paper bag on the seat ...

Report: Eastern Washington residents have higher mortality

Report: Eastern Washington residents have higher mortality
HOPE NOTE: Access to healthcare facilities has a great impact on health outcomes. Under a national improved Medicare for All healthcare system, all hospitals would receive a check for running the hospital and wouldn’t have to worry about having the finances to stay open. By Nicholas K. Geranios for Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — ...

U.S. lawmaker Yarmuth says Democrats to begin Medicare for All hearings

U.S. lawmaker Yarmuth says Democrats to begin Medicare for All hearings
By Yasmeen Abutaleb, Susan Cornwell for Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in control of the U.S. House of Representatives will begin holding hearings on expanding Medicare this spring and will aim to pass a bill by the end of next year, a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Tuesday. John Yarmuth, chairman of the House Budget ...

How the Private Health-Care Industry Is Working to Kill Medicare for All

How the Private Health-Care Industry Is Working to Kill Medicare for All
Americans across the political spectrum are longing for change in health care but are worried about what changes might mean. Industry lobbyists see that as their opening. By David M. Perry for Pacific Standard Here’s the good news when it comes to access to health care: Americans are ready for change. Every serious Democratic candidate ...

The Billionaires are Wrong; We can’t afford anything but single payer health care

The Billionaires are Wrong; We can't afford anything but single payer health care
By Kevin Zeese, Health Over Profit. We need to hold dishonest billionaires accountable and tell the truth — we can afford National Improved Medicare for All (NIMA). The people are right. The billionaires are wrong. The three billionaires who are running for president put out false information on improved Medicare for all. This includes Donald ...

From Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care: HR 676 replacement needs strengthening

From Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care: HR 676 replacement needs strengthening
By Berry Craig for Kentucky State AFL-CIO HR 676 – The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act – has been the gold standard for the single payer movement for the past 16 years. It was based on the Physicians Working Group Proposal of 2003 and would have created a healthcare system that was universal, ...

Millions of Americans Flood Into Mexico for Health Care — the Human Caravan You Haven’t Heard About

Millions of Americans Flood Into Mexico for Health Care — the Human Caravan You Haven’t Heard About
By Mark Provost for Truthout The Trump administration is trying to convey panic that there’s an immediate crisis on the southern border, pointing to caravans of desperate people who have traveled thousands of miles. It’s true that Latin and Central Americans are coming to the US fleeing violence and poverty, much of it caused by ...