Lobbyist Documents Reveal Health Care Industry Battle Plan Against “Medicare for All”

Lobbyist Documents Reveal Health Care Industry Battle Plan Against “Medicare for All”
By Lee Fang and Nick Surgey for The Intercept Now that the midterms are finally over, the battle against “Medicare for All” that has been quietly waged throughout the year is poised to take center stage. Internal strategy documents obtained by The Intercept and Documented reveal the strategy that private health care interests plan to use ...

Single-payer health care is better than ObamaCare

Single-payer health care is better than ObamaCare
By Dr. Louise Marie Roth for The Hill I was in Canada this past June when I broke my wrist and had to go to the ER. They were fast and professional and the bill was much lower than what American ERs charge you just for walking in the door. Under single-payer health care, you ...

Taking the Fight to the Insurance Industry

Taking the Fight to the Insurance Industry
NOTE: While this protest was focused on a state bill, the tactics are similar to what we will need to use to pressure members of Congress to pass a strong National Improved Medicare for All single payer healthcare system. By Sofia Arias for SocialistWorker.org Forty single-payer health care activists braved freezing temperatures and an impending ...

Hospitals Are Leaving Rural America. Rural Americans Are Staying Put.

Hospitals Are Leaving Rural America. Rural Americans Are Staying Put.
By Debbie Weingarten for Talk Poverty Kendra Colburn spent a decade uninsured. During those years, she worked as a carpenter near her hometown in rural Vermont, earning just enough that she didn’t qualify for low-income health care, but not enough to afford health insurance on her own. While uninsured, she suffered two major work injuries ...

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 ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

Physician-industry relationships further cloud hypertension guideline

Physician-industry relationships further cloud hypertension guideline
NOTE: Dr. Romano demonstrates the conflict that arises when health care is a for-profit industry. The bottom line is profit and one way to make a profit is to create more demand for your product. This is another reason that we need a national health program that has health as the bottom line so that ...