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 ...

NewYork-Presbyterian CEO faces pushback from med students over reluctance to ‘Medicare for All’

NewYork-Presbyterian CEO faces pushback from med students over reluctance to 'Medicare for All'
By Alyssa Rege for Becker’s Hospital Review Medical students from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College, both in New York City, are pushing back against an op-ed written by the CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, who said “Medicare for All” may not be a viable answer to the United ...

Medicare for All Turned Out to Be a Winning Issue in the Midterms

Medicare for All Turned Out to Be a Winning Issue in the Midterms
Or at least it wasn’t toxic in the swing districts where progressives pulled off crucial wins. NOTE: This analysis is important to be aware of as we push more lawmakers and candidates to support National Improved Medicare for All. By Josh Voorhees for Slate The further we get from Election Day, the drastically better the ...

Why Medicare-for-All is looking better and better after the midterms

Why Medicare-for-All is looking better and better after the midterms
By Jeff Spross for The Week Medicaid had a big election night. Four states, all of them pretty red, had Medicaid expansion on the ballot. Three of those referendums won on Tuesday. In another two states that had refused the expansion, Democrats took the governorships. As Vox‘s Sarah Kliff noted, this could all result in ...

Center for American Progress CEO says Dems will have debate on single-payer health care ahead of 2020

Center for American Progress CEO says Dems will have debate on single-payer health care ahead of 2020
By Julia Manchester for The Hill Neera Tanden, the CEO of the Center for American Progress, said in an interview that aired Thursday on “Rising” that she expects Democrats will have a debate over single-payer health care ahead of the 2020 presidential elections. “I think the Democratic Party is actually unified around universal health care, ...

Medicare for All policy has become politics’ sticking point

Medicare for All policy has become politics' sticking point
A survey found 225 Democratic candidates in the House running explicitly on the single-payer healthcare policy By Jessica Glenza in The Guardian Pramila Jayapal is a first-term congresswoman from one of the most progressive districts in Washington state. As such, it might seem easy to dismiss the political action committee she started in September, called ...

New Video for Union members: “Off the Table: The Case for HR 676”

New Video for Union members: “Off the Table: The Case for HR 676”
“Off The Table: The Case for HR 676” is a new video by western Pennsylvania film makers John Rice and Tony Buba. The film, made for showing at union meetings, examines the difference between U.S. and Canadian healthcare. (Link to film available below) In the U.S. healthcare benefits are under constant attack. In Canada, unions ...

More than half of Republicans support ‘Medicare for all,’ along with 70 percent of all voters, poll finds

More than half of Republicans support 'Medicare for all,' along with 70 percent of all voters, poll finds
NOTE: Check out more of our education and engagement tools including the Seven Conservative Talking points for Medicare For All   By Peter Weber for The Week Two weeks before the midterm elections that will determine control of Congress, 52 percent of Republicans told a HillTV/HarrisX poll that they support expanding Medicare to all Americans, ...

Poll: Young people back single-payer health care

Poll: Young people back single-payer health care
By Juana Summers for Daily Hampshire Gazette WASHINGTON — Large majorities of young Americans want to see an expansion of government services, including a single-payer health care program, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV. According to the poll, 69 percent of young Americans between the ...

ACTION: We are All Human, Oppose the “Public Charge” Rule

ACTION: We are All Human, Oppose the
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing a rule that will make it harder for immigrants to enter or stay in the United States if they have or might have health conditions that require care. You can read all about it here. Called the “Public Charge” rule, the DHS seeks to deny immigrants a ...