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). ...

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 ...