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 ...

New Report: How Media and Polling Company Adoption of Insurance Industry Spin Warps Democracy

New Report: How Media and Polling Company Adoption of Insurance Industry Spin Warps Democracy
H.O.P.E. Note: This post includes excerpts from the National Economic & Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) report. Find the full report here. Mainstream media and public-opinion polls commonly state that the country has a choice between government and private insurance. This portrayal is inherently biased because it invokes government control while rendering insurance companies invisible, warping ...

‘Democrats Against Medicare for All Make Me Sick’: Steny Hoyer First Target of National Emergency Ambulance Tour

'Democrats Against Medicare for All Make Me Sick': Steny Hoyer First Target of National Emergency Ambulance Tour
“Each day House Democrats fail to lead, lives are lost… This is an emergency campaign to go after politicians who are unwilling to stand up for our basic human right to healthcare.” By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams “Are you for Medicare for All or are you on the side of Big Pharma and the ...

Most American workers would have more money with socialized health care

Most American workers would have more money with socialized health care
By Tim Fernholz & Daniel Wolfe for Quartz Forget what Medicare for All will cost the government. What could it cost you? Many Democratic candidates for the White House are promoting some form of single-payer universal health care under the rubric of expanding Medicare, the US health insurance program for seniors. There’s a range of ...

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 ...

Corporate Media Are Here to Warn You: Medicare for All Is a Very Bad Idea

Corporate Media Are Here to Warn You: Medicare for All Is a Very Bad Idea
By Alan MacLeod for FAIR The race for the Democratic presidential nomination is heating up, and healthcare is a key issue up for debate. A number of high-profile candidates, including Kamala Harris, Tulsi Gabbard and Elizabeth Warren, have endorsed a Medicare for All solution to America’s healthcare problem. However, the idea is most closely associated ...

How My Republican Parents Convinced Me the U.S. Needs Single-Payer Healthcare

How My Republican Parents Convinced Me the U.S. Needs Single-Payer Healthcare
By V.R. Craft for Millennial Politics H.O.P.E. Note: Click here to check out our “Convince Me” Tools for Various Constituencies INCLUDING Conservatives Twice, my Republican mother has almost died from a lack of affordable health care, but she still hates the idea of a single-payer system. The first time she almost died she was at ...

Democrats Should Fight Trump With Medicare For All

Democrats Should Fight Trump With Medicare For All
Instead of championing Medicare for All, the Democratic leadership is proposing mild tweaks to Obamacare. That’s a disaster — centrist incrementalism is a gift to Trump. By Tim Higginbotham and Luke Thibault for Jacobin Democratic leadership have now signaled to voters what their party would look like in power, by introducing their vision for American ...

As Pelosi Unveils ACA Fix, Medicare for All Backers Say ‘Now Is Not the Time for Watered-Down, Incremental Measures’

As Pelosi Unveils ACA Fix, Medicare for All Backers Say 'Now Is Not the Time for Watered-Down, Incremental Measures'
“Democrats have an opportunity to show real leadership with the transformative change that will most protect all Americans.” By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week unveiled legislation to shore up the Affordable Care Act, Medicare for All supporters made the economic, political, and moral case that Democrats should go ...

Progressives Support Shoring Up ACA Before Tackling Medicare For All

Progressives Support Shoring Up ACA Before Tackling Medicare For All
H.O.P.E. NOTE: The attention on health care in Congress that this is receiving is an opportunity for us to continue to make the case that we can’t solve the healthcare crisis until we create a national improved Medicare for all (NIMA). No matter what is done to the ACA, it will leave tens of millions ...