Voters are Fired Up for Single Payer Creating Dilemma for Democrats 3

Voters are Fired Up for Single Payer Creating Dilemma for Democrats
By Margaret Flowers for Health Over Profit. On Sunday, June 4, the same day that Our Revolution, a Democratic Party group that arose from the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, organized rallies and die-ins to highlight the number of people dying in the United States due to lack of access to health care, the New York ...

Hunger Games and Hospitals: The Crisis of Medical Crowdfunding

Hunger Games and Hospitals: The Crisis of Medical Crowdfunding
By Brittany Shannahan for Health Care is a Human Right Maryland. Medical crowdfunding doesn’t exist in Canada. If we enacted Single Payer (National Improved Medicare for All, HR676), Americans wouldn’t have to compete with each other on the GoFundMe marketplace in order to receive the care that they already deserve as a basic right. As ...

Tell Senator Sanders: We need a Senate Companion to HR 676

Tell Senator Sanders: We need a Senate Companion to HR 676
Members of the Health Over Profit for Everyone steering committee sent the letter below to Senator Sanders urging him to introduce a Senate companion bill to HR 676 soon. We understand that he is putting a bill together, but that it falls short of HR 676 in critical areas (as outlined in the letter below). ...

Universal Health Care Can Heal Our Divided Democracy

Universal Health Care Can Heal Our Divided Democracy
By Dr. Cathleen London in The Hill. Above photo from Getty Images. This Memorial Day weekend I have time to ruminate about those who have given their lives for the American dream. What is that dream? Have we lost sight of it? Are we now a county comprised of an upper class — an aristocracy ...

Why Won’t More Corporations Support Single Payer Health Care?

Why Won't More Corporations Support Single Payer Health Care?
By Helaine Olen for The Nation. Above photo:  CEO Warren Buffett talks to reporters before Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting, May 6, 2017. (Reuters / Rick Wilking) Warren Buffett is rare among CEOs in publicly recognizing the economic benefits of Medicare for All. Talk of single-payer health care in the United States popped up in an ...

House Democrats See Medicare for All as Answer to ‘Trumpcare’

House Democrats See Medicare for All as Answer to 'Trumpcare'
By Daniel Marans for the Huffington Post. Above photo: Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) has been introducing a single-payer bill since 2003. It now has 111 co-sponsors — a significant majority of the House Democratic Caucus. By Sarah Rice/Getty Images House Democrats on Wednesday touted unprecedented majority support for a bill that would expand Medicare to the ...

Article on Congresswoman’s Website Promoting Medicare for All

Article on Congresswoman's Website Promoting Medicare for All
By Dr. Jessica Schorr-Saxe of Health Care Justice of North Carolina for Rep. Alma Adams. Image from the Charlotte Observer. Now is the time for Medicare for all Single-payer program saves money May 19, 2017 In The News Have you—or anyone you know—skipped needed health care because of cost? Since this is true of one ...

It would be a Turning Point for Our Country if Healthcare was Available to Everybody

It would be a Turning Point for Our Country if Healthcare was Available to Everybody
By Brittany Shannahan of the Maryland Health Care is a Human Right campaign. “I’m scared I’m not going to make it to my 31st birthday” An Interview with Sarah Lau of Manchester, MD. Sarah Lau isn’t your typical 30-year-old-mom.  Diagnosed with a range of health issues in her teens, including generalized anxiety disorder, IBD, endometriosis ...

John Oliver on For-Profit Healthcare and Kidney Dialysis

John Oliver on For-Profit Healthcare and Kidney Dialysis
By Peter Weber for The Week. NOTE: President Nixon signed a bill into law that says the US government will cover dialysis for anyone who needs it. As John Oliver explains, “It is like our kidneys are Canadian.”  But sadly, because of the proliferation of for-profit dialysis centers, the quality of care and outcomes for ...

Shea-Porter Introduces Fake “Universal” Health Care Bill

Shea-Porter Introduces Fake
By Margaret Flowers, M.D. Photo from WMUR. Beware. In Washington, DC, words can lose their meaning. Representative Carol Shea-Porter, from the First District in New Hampshire, introduced legislation last month that she claims is “universal health care” when in reality it would delay and prevent actual universal health care. Her bill is called the “Medicare ...