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 ...

New Proposal Designed to Confuse Public and Prevent Medicare for All

New Proposal Designed to Confuse Public and Prevent Medicare for All
By Margaret Flowers, HealthOverProfit.org. The Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington-based Democratic Party think tank funded by Wall Street, including private health insurers and their lobbying group, unveiled a new healthcare proposal designed to confuse supporters of Medicare for All and protect private health insurance profits. It is receiving widespread coverage in ‘progressive’ media ...

Debate Over Strategy for National Improved Medicare for All Continues

Debate Over Strategy for National Improved Medicare for All Continues
By Margaret Flowers, Lee Stanfield and Kevin Zeese, HealthOverProfit.org.   On February 1, Margaret Flowers posted “Which Path to National Improved Medicare for All?”, which argued that states cannot enact single payer health systems and that a state-by-state approach will not lead to National Improved Medicare for All (NIMA). The article was intended to stimulate ...

‘Medicare For All’ Event Is Well-Attended

‘Medicare For All’ Event Is Well-Attended
By Gillian Pomplun for SWNews VIROQUA – A ‘Medicare for All’ event held on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the American Legion in Viroqua drew over 80 participants. Speakers at the event included Megan Grinde of La Crosse; Darrin Von Ruden, president of the Wisconsin Farmers Union; Dr. Taryn Lawler, family physician at the La Farge ...

The most underrated argument for single-payer health care

The most underrated argument for single-payer health care
By Ryan Cooper for The Week If there’s one constant in modern American life, it’s paperwork and bills — and it’s rarely worse than it is for health care. If you need some medical procedure, you are virtually guaranteed several hours of tedious form-filling, made much worse by the knowledge that if you mess up, ...