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 ...

Single Payer is the Alternative to Dying Under Austerity 1

Single Payer is the Alternative to Dying Under Austerity
By Mike Ludwig for Truth Out‘s Medicare for All Series. Photo: Maxlkt; Edited: LW / TO This piece is part of Fighting for Our Lives: The Movement for Medicare for All, a Truthout original series. Every day about 10,000 people turn 65 in the United States, and the number of people over the age of 85 ...

Single Payer is not a Priority for Democrats

Single Payer is not a Priority for Democrats
By Russel Mokhiber for Single Payer Action. Photo by David Drexler | CC BY 2.0. The Democrats will not lead the charge for single payer in the United States. Only the people, from the ground up, will lead. But wait, you say. Aren’t there 113 members in the House who have signed on to HR 676, ...

First Ever Global Health Study Finds Massive Inequity

First Ever Global Health Study Finds Massive Inequity
By Dean R. Owen and Rachel Fortunati in Health Data. People dying of preventable causes at rates higher than expected Study informs US health care debate; America’s ranking is ‘an embarrassment’ SEATTLE – A first-ever global study finds massive inequity of access to and quality of health care among and within countries, and concludes people are dying ...

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). ...