Importance of Aligning House and Senate Single-Payer Bills the Right Way

Importance of Aligning House and Senate Single-Payer Bills the Right Way
Aligning House And Senate Single-Payer Bills: Removing Medicare’s Profiteering Incentives Is Key By Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein for PNHP Single-payer reform is in the news — and in the U.S. House and Senate. One hundred twenty-three Congresspeople have signed on as co-sponsors of H.R. 676, the single-payer legislation in House of Representatives, and 16 ...

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 ...

New Video for Union members: “Off the Table: The Case for HR 676”

New Video for Union members: “Off the Table: The Case for HR 676”
“Off The Table: The Case for HR 676” is a new video by western Pennsylvania film makers John Rice and Tony Buba. The film, made for showing at union meetings, examines the difference between U.S. and Canadian healthcare. (Link to film available below) In the U.S. healthcare benefits are under constant attack. In Canada, unions ...

More than half of Republicans support ‘Medicare for all,’ along with 70 percent of all voters, poll finds

More than half of Republicans support 'Medicare for all,' along with 70 percent of all voters, poll finds
NOTE: Check out more of our education and engagement tools including the Seven Conservative Talking points for Medicare For All   By Peter Weber for The Week Two weeks before the midterm elections that will determine control of Congress, 52 percent of Republicans told a HillTV/HarrisX poll that they support expanding Medicare to all Americans, ...

Dr. Margaret Flowers in Kentucky: Educating on health policy, inspiring activism to win single payer

Dr. Margaret Flowers in Kentucky: Educating on health policy, inspiring activism to win single payer
By Kay Tillow for KY Healthcare On October 4 and 5, 2018, nationally-known single payer activist, Margaret Flowers, MD, spoke at a whirlwind of events in Kentucky, educating physicians and medical students and inspiring activists.  Dr. Flowers, a Baltimore pediatrician, now works full time advocating for a National Improved Medicare for All system as set ...

Guest commentary: Single-payer health care likely less disruptive, better for economy

Guest commentary: Single-payer health care likely less disruptive, better for economy
By Dr. George Bohmfalk for The Aspen Times Many people fear that moving abruptly to a single-payer system, as in expanding and improving Medicare to cover everyone, would be disruptive and might wreck the economy. I believe that the only areas that may face any disruption would be the insurance and pharmaceutical industries. There is ...

How to Pay for Medicare for All? Supporters Say That’s the Wrong Question. Here’s Why.

How to Pay for Medicare for All? Supporters Say That’s the Wrong Question. Here’s Why.
By Yuval Rosenberg for The Fiscal Times Any Democrat proposing a transition to a Medicare-for-all system can expect to be pressed on a pivotal question: How do you plan to pay for it? The price tag: Various estimates have pegged the cost of a Medicare-for-all system at around $2.5 trillion to $3 trillion a year. ...

It is time for Medicare for all

It is time for Medicare for all
By Maureen Dion-Perry in Letters to the Editor of Mountain Democrat We cannot fix our broken health care system with more tweaks. Premiums, co-pays and deductibles are too high. We can save a lot of money by negotiating drug prices and cutting out the high administrative costs of insurance companies. Contact your senators and representatives ...

Medicare for all would save billions in waste

Medicare for all would save billions in waste
By James Garb for Cape Cod Times Medicare celebrates its 53rd birthday this month. One of the two most popular government programs, along with Social Security, Medicare now enrolls 10,000 new Americans every day. Cutting across party affiliation, more than three-quarters of all Americans consider Medicare to be a “very important” program. Today universal health ...