The Democratic Establishment is Moving Closer and Closer to Single Payer, but Activists Want the Real Thing

The Democratic Establishment is Moving Closer and Closer to Single Payer, but Activists Want the Real Thing
Note: “I do not view the Center for American Progress’ plan as moving to single payer. Instead, it would actually cement the private Medicare Advantage Plans into our healthcare system. Although it is referred to as a public option in the article below, it differs in that it would allow people to purchase Medicare plans, ...

The Healthcare Bait-and-Switch: From the Clintons to Obama and Back Again

The Healthcare Bait-and-Switch: From the Clintons to Obama and Back Again
By Glen Ford for Black Agenda Report “Cory Booker and others are joining the pro-single payer bandwagon to weaken it from the inside.” On the campaign trail in January of 2016, Hillary Clinton told Iowa voters that Bernie Sanders’ single payer health care proposal was an idea whose time would never come. “People who have health ...

Anatomy of a Victory

Anatomy of a Victory
Note: While not a victory for the goal of PEIA healthcare reform, teachers showed that collective work yields results. But ultimately, health care can’t be fixed at the state level. That’s why we fight for National Improved Medicare for All and hope West Virginia teachers will join us in this national fight!  By Cathy Kunkel for ...

Doctors welcome Rep. Keith Ellison as new lead sponsor of Medicare for all bill

Doctors welcome Rep. Keith Ellison as new lead sponsor of Medicare for all bill
Press Release via Physicians for a National health Program Unlike incremental reforms, single-payer plan is the only way to achieve both universal coverage and cost control Physicians for a National health Program (PNHP), the leading national physicians group advocating for single payer health care reform, welcomed Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) as the new lead sponsor of H.R. ...

18,000 Kaiser RNs Vote to Authorize Possible Strike at Kaiser Medical Facilities throughout California

18,000 Kaiser RNs Vote to Authorize Possible Strike at Kaiser Medical Facilities throughout California
By California Nurse’s Association for YubaNet March 5, 2018 – The California Nurses Association, representing 18,000 registered nurses at 21 Kaiser Permanente medical centers and dozens of medical clinics and office buildings in California, announced today that RNs voted by an overwhelming majority to authorize their nurse negotiators to call a strike, if needed, to ...

500 Canadian Doctors Protest Pay Raise Because They Already Make Too Much Money

500 Canadian Doctors Protest Pay Raise Because They Already Make Too Much Money
Note: This article reminds us that our work is never done. No system is perfect. Efforts to improve a system, as these doctors and students are doing in Canada will always be required.  National Improved Medicare for All is a first step in the United States toward solving our healthcare crisis because it provides a ...

“It Was About the Insurance Fix”

“It Was About the Insurance Fix”
By Meagan Day for Jacobin Magazine West Virginia teachers are engaged in an inspiring illegal strike. They’re also showing why we desperately need Medicare for All. On Friday, hundreds of striking teachers flooded the foyer of the West Virginia capitol building in Charleston. Holding signs that read “Whose side are you on?” they voted to occupy the ...

From Pushing ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ to Dissing Medicare for All, DCCC Called Out for Sabotaging Bold Demands

From Pushing 'Thoughts and Prayers' to Dissing Medicare for All, DCCC Called Out for Sabotaging Bold Demands
By Julia Conley for Common Dreams While House Democrats were urged to ignore Medicare for All as a viable solution to the nation’s healthcare woes, a separate memo to lawmakers after Las Vegas shooting appeared to be “straight out of the NRA’s talking points” Progressives found new reason for dismay on Tuesday after internal documents revealed ...

Medical students march through New Orleans for universal healthcare

Medical students march through New Orleans for universal healthcare
By Katherine Mozzone for Fox8 NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – Medical students from across the country gathered in New Orleans, Saturday, walking the streets chanting, advocating for a single-payer system. It’s the seventh annual march for the group– Students for a National Health Program. A sea of white flowed towards City Hall, demanding healthcare for everyone. “We’re ...

Democrats’ New Medicare-for-All Plan Isn’t

Democrats' New Medicare-for-All Plan Isn't
By Joan Brunwasser for OpEdNews.com Joan Brunwasser: My guest today is Dr. Margaret Flowers, a pediatrician from Maryland who is co-director of Popular Resistance and coordinator of Health Over Profit for Everyone Campaign. Welcome back to OpEdNews, Margaret. Joan Brunwasser: Your most recent piece [2.25.18] in OpEdNews is entitled: A Proposal Designed to Confuse Public and ...