Business group believes Medicare for All healthcare is best

Business group believes Medicare for All healthcare is best
H.O.P.E. NOTE: The representative from the health insurance lobby group, America’s Health Insurance Plans, is using the same talking points about Medicare for All that they used ten years ago. By Seth Sandronsky for R.J Hedges & Associates Small- and midsize-business owners do not like the current healthcare system. Just ask Dylan Dusseault, executive director ...

Why I Got Arrested For #MedicareForAll

Why I Got Arrested For #MedicareForAll
So many lives are lost every day to our broken health system. By Mary Gerisch for Common Dreams A few weeks ago I was in handcuffs, one of six People’s Action members arrested at Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office in Washington, D.C.. We engaged in a peaceful protest after we asked Mitch to step out 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 ...

Private Health Insurance Stocks ‘In Free Fall’ as Medicare for All Gains Momentum

Private Health Insurance Stocks 'In Free Fall' as Medicare for All Gains Momentum
“Insurance industry stocks dropping as the Medicare for All movement heats up—we’ve got some serious people power on our hands!” said National Nurses United By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams With comprehensive Medicare for All legislation now introduced in both chambers of Congress and bolstered by surging grassroots support, health insurance stocks are “crumbling” as ...

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 ...

People Lose Their Employer-Sponsored Insurance Constantly

People Lose Their Employer-Sponsored Insurance Constantly
By Matt Bruenig for People’s Policy Project Nancy Pelosi said this about Medicare for All yesterday: “When most people say they’re for Medicare-for-all, I think they mean health care for all. Let’s see what that means. A lot of people love having their employer-based insurance and the Affordable Care Act gave them better benefits,” said ...

Medicare for All Is Not Just Good Politics—It’s Good for Business, Too

Medicare for All Is Not Just Good Politics—It’s Good for Business, Too
Having health insurance tethered to employment is a terrible idea. By Joe Sanberg for The Nation We’ve all heard, read and seen the claims that Medicare for All is bad for the the economy, anti-business, and an attack on the free market. In response, advocates for Medicare for All like myself have instead made the ...

‘We Already Spend More Than Medicare for All Would Cost Us’

‘We Already Spend More Than Medicare for All Would Cost Us’
Transcript for the previously posted link to this interview. Click here to hear it via podcast By Janine Jackson for FAIR Janine Jackson: The March 11 Washington Post headline told readers that the Medicare for All bill, recently introduced by Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, “reflects influence of hard-line progressive groups.” Not quite a hit piece, ...

“Medicare for All” Is Missing a Vital Group: The Incarcerated

“Can criminal justice reform succeed withoutaddressing the health of incarcerated people?” By Ashwin Vasan for The Marshall Project Nearly 60 percent of Americans support some version of “Medicare for All,” an expansion of federally-funded health insurance to cover everybody. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., the new face of the progressive movement, has suggested it is a ...

Pharma & Insurance Gave $43M to the 130 House Democrats Not Backing Medicare for All

Pharma & Insurance Gave $43M to the 130 House Democrats Not Backing Medicare for All
By Carl Gibson for GritPost Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) recently rolled out House Democrats’ version of a Medicare for All proposal that would ensure all Americans have guaranteed healthcare. The bill (H.R. 1384) has an impressive 106 co-sponsors, and has been called “the most ambitious Medicare-for-All plan yet” by Vox, which also reported the benefits ...