Medicare for All: a Pathway to Universal Health Coverage?

Medicare for All: a Pathway to Universal Health Coverage?
By Alex Graf for The Globe Post Even hours before the House Ways and Means Committee considered several proposals during its June 12 hearing on “pathways to universal health coverage,” it was apparent that Medicare for All would be the star of the show. It was the first time in U.S. history that Medicare for ...

CALL TO ACTION (literally)

CALL TO ACTION (literally)
As some of you may be aware, the previous hearing for Medicare For All in the Rules Committee had multiple aggressive anti single-payer voices but no pro single-payer experts to discuss, in particular, the economic analysis of HR 1384. Lobbyists of the for-profit healthcare industries were allowed to succeed in pushing Congress back to the ...

House Democrats Schedule Hearing on HR1384 (#MedicareForAll) for This Tuesday, April 30

House Democrats Schedule Hearing on HR1384 (#MedicareForAll) for This Tuesday, April 30
By Lambert Strether for Naked Capitalism Kudos to the Democrat-controlled House Rules Committee for scheduling a hearing on HR1384, the “Medicare for All Act of 2019.” (Here is the announcement; here are the witnesses). However, readers who suspect my rapture will be modified will not be disappointed. In this post, I won’t go into health ...

To Be Crystal Clear: ‘Medicare for All’ Does Not Mean ‘Medicare for Some’

To Be Crystal Clear: 'Medicare for All' Does Not Mean 'Medicare for Some'
By Diane Archer for Common Dreams As the health care debate heats up, it’s time to be clear about what Medicare for All is and what it is not. Medicare for All does not mean giving people the option to “buy in” to Medicare under our current health insurance system—what might be called Medicare for ...

U.S. lawmaker Yarmuth says Democrats to begin Medicare for All hearings

U.S. lawmaker Yarmuth says Democrats to begin Medicare for All hearings
By Yasmeen Abutaleb, Susan Cornwell for Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in control of the U.S. House of Representatives will begin holding hearings on expanding Medicare this spring and will aim to pass a bill by the end of next year, a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Tuesday. John Yarmuth, chairman of the House Budget ...

Key House Democrat Wimps Out of Holding Medicare for All Hearings

Key House Democrat Wimps Out of Holding Medicare for All Hearings
By Libby Watson for Splinter News Earlier this month, Nancy Pelosi signaled her support for House Democrats holding hearings on Medicare for All in the Rules and Budget committees. But those aren’t the major committees that would consider Medicare for All. So it was significant news when the Hill reported yesterday that Rep. Anna Eshoo, ...

Democrats Don’t Just Support Medicare for All, 84% in New Poll Want Party Leaders to Make It ‘Extremely Important Priority’

Democrats Don't Just Support Medicare for All, 84% in New Poll Want Party Leaders to Make It 'Extremely Important Priority'
“Are you listening?” party Leaders asked as new Politico/Harvard survey shows more than 8 in 10 Democrats think covering everyone “through taxpayer-fund national plan” should be urgent pursued By John Queally for Common Dreams ‘Are you listening?’ That was the question posed by healthcare justice advocates to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of ...

Two Medicare for All Plans: HR676 and S1804

Two Medicare for All Plans: HR676 and S1804
By Lambert Strether for Naked Capitalism The other day I was trying to find out why Beto O’Rourke, who claims to support Medicare for All, hasn’t signed on to HR676, the single payer bill before the House. On the Twitter, I was provided this link (from The Ringer, an affiliate site of Markos Moulitsas’ SB ...

Advocates Call On Jayapal To Release Draft Text Of House Single Payer Bill

Advocates Call On Jayapal To Release Draft Text Of House Single Payer Bill
Russell Mokhiber, of Corporate Crime Reporter and Single Payer Action, wrote an article published in Common Dreams, Advocates Call on Jayapal to Release Draft Text of House Single Payer Bill, (published below) about Health Over Profit for Everyone’s call for a transparent and participatory process for the rewriting of HR 676. See, Letter to Congresswoman Jayapal – ...

Incoming Dem chairman open to hearing on ‘Medicare for all’

Incoming Dem chairman open to hearing on 'Medicare for all'
NOTE: We will need to push for hearings on HR 676. It’s good to keep track of the committee chairs’ positions. We will need to pressure them for fair hearings. By Peter Sullivan for The Hill The incoming chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), said Tuesday that he is ...