Rosa DeLauro Says “No” to Single Payer, but 100 Say Yes!

Rosa DeLauro Says
By Russell Mokhiber in Morgan County, USA If you want to know why the Democratic Party is dead, dead, dead, look no further than Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Connecticut). She’s a member of the House Progressive Caucus, which as a group has endorsed HR 676, the single payer bill in the House. A cool one hundred ...

Single-Payer Health Care Is Seeing Record Support in Congress

Single-Payer Health Care Is Seeing Record Support in Congress
By Michael Corcoran for TruthOut Health care activists outside the Massachusetts State House on the April 8th National Day of Action for Medicare for All. This was one of many events held across the country. (Photo: Dave Madeloni) The primary Medicare for All bill has more support in Congress now than it has ever before. John ...

Crowd rallies for expansion, improvement of Medicare in Mobile

Crowd rallies for expansion, improvement of Medicare in Mobile
By Cory Pippin for Local 15 TV. AA MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — Supporters of the group Medicare For All believe it’s the perfect time to expand and improve health care across the country. As the future of healthcare in the United States remains uncertain, concerned locals gathered in Bienville Square on Saturday. Many held signs and ...

We Are Losing Our Rural Hospitals

We Are Losing Our Rural Hospitals
By Amy Goldstein for The Washington Post. Above photo: In Brownsville, Natalie Pinner and her husband, David, remain on guard given their son’s medical crisis several years ago. They no longer have a hospital nearby should Clayton have another severe allergic reaction. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post) NOTE: Rural hospitals and communities are casualties of our ...

Rich live up to 15 years longer than poor peers

Rich live up to 15 years longer than poor peers
By Jessica Glenza for The Guardian. Above photo: Wealthy Americans can expect to live 15 years longer than poor peers, studies in the Lancet find. Photograph: Ariel Skelley/Getty Images/Blend Images Health insurance system – the most expensive in the world – is worsening situation, researchers find, arguing healthcare should be treated as human right. You can’t ...

Begging for Our Lives

Begging for Our Lives
By Margaret Flowers for Health Over Profit There seems to be a lack of awareness in the United States about how much our healthcare system is an aberration. We tolerate levels of injustice that would be unthinkable in other advanced nations. Perhaps it is because many of us have never experienced health security – being ...

Nation Rallies for Medicare for All

Nation Rallies for Medicare for All
By Margaret Flowers for Health Over Profit. Above photo from Indivisible Omaha. The national demand for Medicare for All continues to gain momentum. The Republican’s attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with even crappier private health insurance before the spring recess failed, and instead people organized to create what every other industrialized nation ...

International Day of Action for Public Health Care

International Day of Action for Public Health Care
By Margaret Flowers for Health Over Profit. On April 7, people around the world took action to celebrate World Health Day by declaring that health care is not a commodity and should not be privatized. The theme of the day was “Our health is not for sale.  In the more than 80 cities in the European ...

Why Trump should embrace single-payer health care

Why Trump should embrace single-payer health care
By F. H. Buckley in the NY Post. NOTE: This article raises an important question that is often asked about national improved Medicare for All: whether private insurance should be a part of the system or not. We advocate for a universal and comprehensive healthcare system that covers all medically necessary care and that private ...

Medicare For All Is The Path Forward

Medicare For All Is The Path Forward
By Patti Eakin for The Huffington Post ‘Keep What We Have’ Isn’t Good Enough We refuse to merely play defense when healthcare is still out of reach and far too expensive for millions of people. The failure of Trumpcare was a victory for healthcare access and affordability. But it’s no secret that our fragmented and ...