Democrats Against Single Payer

Democrats Against Single Payer
By Branco Marcetic for Jacobin Magazine. Photo: BRENDAN FITTERER | Special to the Times. Some attendees at a meeting with Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, last month favored expanding Medicare. Ironically, the GOP could end up clearing the way for single payer. Single-payer health care has always been a goal of the Left. But Democrats have ...

Progressives are putting Medicare for All Back on the Table

Progressives are putting Medicare for All Back on the Table
By Jeff Stein for Vox. Abve photo: John Conyers (D-MI) in DC in 2009 (Progressive Fox). NOTE: Here are our main takeaway points from the article: 1. This is a sign that the political culture is shifting. 2. We must make sure that Democrats who support Medicare for All work to make it a reality, ...

DeFazio Gabbard Payne Velazquez Wilson Sign On to Single Payer House Bill

DeFazio Gabbard Payne Velazquez Wilson Sign On to Single Payer House Bill
By Russell Mokhiber of Single Payer Action Call it a single payer boomlet. More and more members of the House of Representatives are signing on to co-sponsor HR 676, the single payer bill in the House. Just this week, five more members signed on —  Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon), Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), Donald Payne (D-New Jersey), ...

Why This Isn’t the Time for a Public Option or Medicare for Some

Why This Isn’t the Time for a Public Option or Medicare for Some
By Margaret Flowers of Popular Resistance This has been a tumultuous week for healthcare reform. First there was the pleasantly quick defeat of the American Health Care Act in the House of Representatives Friday afternoon. Then, that evening, Senator Sanders spoke at a town hall in Vermont with Senator Pat Leahy and Representative Peter Welch ...

Single Payer Bernie Sanders Morphs Into Public Option Howard Dean

Single Payer Bernie Sanders Morphs Into Public Option Howard Dean
By Russell Mokhiber for Single Payer Action Right before our eyes, we are seeing the transformation of single payer Bernie Sanders into public option Howard Dean. During the 2016 Presidential campaign, Sanders took off like a rocket, fueled by the promise of a single payer, Medicare for All single payer system. His single payer plan ...

Let’s Build on the Victory over ‘Ryancare’

Let's Build on the Victory over 'Ryancare'
The weekly Popular Resistance Newsletter by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. The failure of the Republican Party to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) is a major victory for the movement. It was a market-based plan that would have worsened insurance for most people in the United States and undermined our public insurances, Medicaid and ...

March For Health April 1

March For Health April 1
March For Health is organizing rallies across the country on April 1. Check out the list below. Volunteers are needed. Get involved and spread the word. Bring your message that we need National Improved Medicare for All HR 676 Now!   Los Angeles, CA Santa Rosa, CA Rockledge, FL Indianapolis, IN Springfield, MO Cleveland, OH ...

Loss Aversion, Trump and the New Opening for Medicare for All

Loss Aversion, Trump and the New Opening for Medicare for All
By Robert H. Frank for the New York Times Republicans are in a bind. They’ve been promising to repeal Obamacare for seven years, and now, having won control of the White House and Congress, they must try to deliver. But while their bitter denunciations of the Affordable Care Act may have depressed its approval numbers, ...

Three More Join HR 676 Single Payer Bill in House

Three More Join HR 676 Single Payer Bill in House
By Russell Mokhiber of Single Payer Action. Above image from ForwardRadio.net. Three more members of the House of Representatives have signed on as co-sponsors of HR 676, the single payer bill in the House. Carolyn Maloney (New York), Adriano Espaillat (New York) and Nanette Barragan (California) — signed onto HR 676 yesterday, bringing the total ...

Single Payer Would Save at Least 20,000 More Lives Than ACA

Single Payer Would Save at Least 20,000 More Lives Than ACA
By Physicians for a National Health Program. Repeal of Affordable Care Act would cause tens of thousands of deaths, while single payer would save at least 20,000 more lives than ACA: AJPH editorial Researchers: Peer-reviewed evidence points to deadly consequences of being uninsured Repealing the Affordable Care Act without replacing it, as some conservative hardliners ...