A Better Health Care Debate Is Possible

A Better Health Care Debate Is Possible
For all the time spent inciting spats among Democrats, moderators have barely scratched the surface of a vital policy dispute. By Libby Watson for The New Republic Presidential debates are not held for the purpose of informing the public about the candidates running for president and their views. They are television shows, designed to do ...

Insurance Industry Is Clearly ‘Terrified,’ Says Sanders, As Lawmakers Admit Lobbyists Helped Them Write Attacks on Medicare for All

Insurance Industry Is Clearly 'Terrified,' Says Sanders, As Lawmakers Admit Lobbyists Helped Them Write Attacks on Medicare for All
“We are taking on the big-money interests who have an army of lobbyists trying to defeat Medicare for All.” By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams Documents obtained by the Washington Post Monday showed that lobbyists helped three state lawmakers draft op-eds this year attacking Medicare for All, a revelation Sen. Bernie Sanders highlighted as further ...

Citing Deep Commitment to Medicare for All and Green New Deal, Nation’s Largest Nurses Union Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

Citing Deep Commitment to Medicare for All and Green New Deal, Nation's Largest Nurses Union Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
“We need a president who will unite all workers to fight for social, economic, racial and gender justice, and who will champion bold ideas on workplace democracy, Medicare for All, and climate change.” By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams Pointing to his tireless advocacy on behalf of Medicare for All, his bold proposals to combat ...

Pramila Jayapal Takes On Medicare for All’s Critics

Pramila Jayapal Takes On Medicare for All’s Critics
The Progressive Caucus co-chair authored the House Medicare for All bill. She’s frustrated that Democrats are attacking the concept of universal health care for political advantage. By David Dayen for The American Prospect “I wrote the damn bill,” Bernie Sanders frequently says. But on Medicare for All, he’s not the only one. Pramila Jayapal, a ...

Medicare for all: fears and facts

Medicare for all: fears and facts
By Drs. James G. Kahn and Elliot Marseille for The Hill Each candidate has their own way to fix what ails health insurance. Everyone claimed “Medicare” at the heart of their strategy. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) urged sweeping reform, while former Vice President Joe Biden and others advocated tinkering at ...

WaPo Doesn’t Want Voters to Know Medicare for All Will Cut Their Health Costs

WaPo Doesn’t Want Voters to Know Medicare for All Will Cut Their Health Costs
By Julie Hollar for FAIR Healthcare consistently ranks as one of the top issues for Democratic voters, so helping those voters understand Democratic presidential candidates’ positions on healthcare ought to be a key job for journalists. Right? A recent survey of those voters shows that they are woefully confused and misinformed, and a recent Washington ...

Fox News town hall audience cheers Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All pitch

Fox News town hall audience cheers Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All pitch
People seem open to abandoning their private health insurance. By Amanda Michelle Gomez for Think Progress Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, pitched his vision for the future of health care countrywide at a Fox News town hall Monday night and was met with cheers from the audience. After Sanders ...

How ‘Medicare for All’ went from pipe dream to mainstream

How ‘Medicare for All’ went from pipe dream to mainstream
Universal health care debates could shape the 2020 election — and the future of the Democratic Party By Mary Ellen McIntire for Roll Call Political candidates and activists in Maine, especially in rural areas, often got a sharp reaction five years ago when they knocked on doors to promote universal health care. “The reaction was, ...

Corporate and “Progressive” Democrats Threaten Medicare Itself

Corporate and “Progressive” Democrats Threaten Medicare Itself
By Charles Andrews for Dissident Voice The Democratic Party won a majority in the House of Representatives in the November 2018 elections by making health care one of its top “messages.” Yet events from Bernie Sanders’ bill of 2017 to legislation that “progressive” Representative Pramila Jayapal introduced on February 27, 2019 show that the Party ...

Medicare for All policy has become politics’ sticking point

Medicare for All policy has become politics' sticking point
A survey found 225 Democratic candidates in the House running explicitly on the single-payer healthcare policy By Jessica Glenza in The Guardian Pramila Jayapal is a first-term congresswoman from one of the most progressive districts in Washington state. As such, it might seem easy to dismiss the political action committee she started in September, called ...