Disability Rights Activists Protest Health Care Law

Disability Rights Activists Protest Health Care Law
By E. A. Crunden for Think Progress. Above Photo: Stephanie Woodward, of Rochester, NY, who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, is removed from a sit-in at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office as she and other disability rights advocates protest proposed funding caps to Medicaid, Thursday, June 22, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. ...

Even The Insured Can’t Afford Their Medical Bills

Even The Insured Can't Afford Their Medical Bills
By Helaine Olen in The Atlantic. NOTE: This article contains excellent data on the barriers that patients face under the Affordable Care Act, which would likely worsen if the American Health Care Act becomes law. It highlights why we must focus on the fight for National Improved Medicare for All now, so that all people ...

Show Your Support for Medicare for All! 2

Show Your Support for Medicare for All!
This campaign was designed by Medicare for All supporter Marcia Everett in North Carolina. WINDOW TREATMENT CAMPAIGN  Ask  everyone to put up signs that say HR676 – NIMA.  Begin on your own front door, then on your vehicle, and then around your town. Don’t forget to ask your local home-town businesses, churches, and social organizations ...

The Role Single Payer Health Care Could Play

The Role Single Payer Health Care Could Play
By Dr. Jay Brock in the Washington Post. NOTE: Dr. Brock also created “The 7 Conservative Values of Single Payer,” which you can download as a pdf and print here: Seven conservative values of sps. Join the National Call on July 10 to hear Dr. Ed Weisbart, Richard Allen and Dr. Brock speak about single payer ...

Lindsey Graham Floats Single Payer for Sick People

Lindsey Graham Floats Single Payer for Sick People
By Russell Mokhiber for Single Payer Action. NOTE: This article reveals the absurdity of the current system and the impact of the Medical Industrial Complex on Congress. Senators don’t want to get rid of the ‘private sector’ (read ‘private health insurance’) because they donate a lot of money to campaigns and are one of the ...

The Washington Post is selling Snake Oil 1

The Washington Post is selling Snake Oil
By Dr. Adam Gaffney for Jacobin Magazine. NOTE: You know the movement for National Improved Medicare for All is having an impact when there are OpEds in major papers such as the Washington Post and the New York Times refuting your position (with ridiculous and false arguments, I might add). Below is Dr. Gaffney’s response ...

Medicare’s Birthday Call to Action

Medicare's Birthday Call to Action
Medicare’s 52nd anniversary takes place on July 30, at the beginning of the August Congressional Recess. Health care is going to be a hot topic during the recess whether or not the Senate passes a version of the American Health Care Act, which would still have a number of hurdles to overcome before it passes. ...

‘Medicaid for All’ is NOT a Substitute for Medicare for All 1

'Medicaid for All' is NOT a Substitute for Medicare for All
By Lee Stanfield for the HOPE Steering committee. Unfortunately Nevada’s “Medicaid For All” is definitely not a substitute for “Medicare For All”, nor will it bring the savings, the comprehensive coverage, and sustainable universality that Medicare For All will bring. It is certainly understandable that people are struggling to find temporary solutions to increase access ...

Physician Attitudes Shift to Single Payer

Physician Attitudes Shift to Single Payer
By the Chicago Medical Society. Above photo: Health care justice advocates protested outside Trump Tower, advocating for a single-payer system and Medicare for all, on Jan. 13. AP Nearly four in five Chicago area physicians are opposed to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) under consideration by the U.S. Senate as increasing numbers of physicians support a ...

What You Need to Know About the Bill for Improved Medicare for All 1

What You Need to Know About the Bill for Improved Medicare for All
By Margaret Flowers for TruthoutPhoto: Activists display signs in the Healthcare Justice March in Baltimore, Maryland, October 26, 2013. (Photo: United Workers) This piece is part of Fighting for Our Lives: The Movement for Medicare for All, a Truthout original series. As Republicans come under pressure from the White House to complete the process of repealing ...