No Chance In Hell Of Bipartisan Healthcare Policy

No Chance In Hell Of Bipartisan Healthcare Policy
By Larry Stavinoha for Paste Magazine. Photo by Getty. So why aren’t Democrats fighting? Bipartisanship. This was and is the buzzword among US politicians in the lead up to, and in the wake of, the failure of the Republicans in the Senate to pass an Obamacare repeal. While the people have taken to the streets ...

The Side Effects Of Practicing in the Medical Industrial Complex

The Side Effects Of Practicing in the Medical Industrial Complex
By Russell Mokhiber of Corporate Crime Reporter. An interview with Michael Milligan. A recent Mayo Clinic study found that more than half of physicians in America struggle with burnout. Playwright Michael Milligan spent the last couple years asking doctors around the country “why?” In his new play, Side Effects, Milligan shares the answers he received ...

Debate: Transitioning to a Single Payer Healthcare System

Debate: Transitioning to a Single Payer Healthcare System
Sonali Kolhatkar with Michael Lighty and Joshua Holland on Rising Up with Sonali. NOTE: With the wave of articles by ‘progressives’ coming out against National Improved Medicare for All, I hope this will be the first of many debates. This debate was lacking in 2009 when single payer was taboo. It is interesting to note ...

It’s Happening Again: Divide and Conquer to Weaken Movement for Improved Medicare for All

It's Happening Again: Divide and Conquer to Weaken Movement for Improved Medicare for All
By Margaret Flowers for Health Over Profit. The tactic of dividing movements to weaken them has been used throughout history. It was used skillfully to divide proponents of single payer health care during the health reform process in 2009-10 that resulted in the Affordable Care Act. And it is being used very obviously again. In ...

America’s Health Care System Kills People

America's Health Care System Kills People
But it doesn’t have to be this way. By Gabby Bess for Vice. In Australia, vital services like cancer treatments are free; in the US, countless people struggle to even get screened. We spoke to cancer patients in both countries about the drastic difference single-payer health insurance can make. Linda Kimber is a 65-year-old retiree ...

A businessman makes the case for a single-payer health care system

A businessman makes the case for a single-payer health care system
By Richard Master of Business Leaders Transforming Health Care on PNHP. NOTE:  If you know business owners who might be interested, send them to BLTH.org. You can also download this template and print business cards (one-sided or two-sided) to hand out to local businesses. Download the template here: BLTH The (Allentown, Pa.) Morning Call, August 1, ...

Implementing Single Payer is Not Rocket Science

Implementing Single Payer is Not Rocket Science
By Dr. Ida Hellander for Health Over Profit. Above photo: Canadian Medical Association. Under Premier Tommy Douglas (“the father of Canadian medicare”), Saskatchewan establishes an insurance plan guaranteeing publicly funded hospital care for most residents of the province. Liberals have created a new single payer bogeyman to justify their renewed pursuit of failed incremental policies for ...

Liberals Strike Back Against Single Payer

Liberals Strike Back Against Single Payer
By Michael Lighty for Common Dreams. Photo: Molly Adams/flickr/cc In the name of political reality, some liberal pundits, politicians and policy wonks are scolding progressives to give up on Medicare for All. They are dead wrong. With the explosive growth of the movement for single payer healthcare, it should not be a surprise to see the Empire ...

Response to Nation Article on Single Payer: Improved Medicare for All is the Solution 1

Response to Nation Article on Single Payer: Improved Medicare for All is the Solution
By Margaret Flowers for Health Over Profit for Everyone. On August 2, 2017, The Nation published an article by Joshua Holland, “Medicare for All isn’t the Solution for Universal Health Care,” chastising Improved Medicare for All supporters because, in his view, the single payer movement has “failed to grapple with the difficulties of transitioning to ...

Labor Support for National Improved Medicare for All Just Got Stronger

Labor Support for National Improved Medicare for All Just Got Stronger
By The Stand. NOTE: This year’s statement on Medicare for All is a significant change. Labor support will be critical in winning this struggle. Use this resolution to urge your local and state unions to endorse NIMA. Hundreds already have. Visit Unions for Single Payer to find a list of unions that have endorsed HR ...