Establishment looks to crush liberals on Medicare for All

Establishment looks to crush liberals on Medicare for All
The coalition that fought Obamacare repeal has fragmented as the party tries to follow through on campaign promises. By Adam Cancryn for Politico The united front that helped Democrats save Obamacare just a year ago is falling apart over single-payer health care. Deep-pocketed hospital, insurance and other lobbies are plotting to crush progressives’ hopes of ...

These Are the Democrats Teaming Up With Insurance Industry Giants to Kill Universal Healthcare

These Are the Democrats Teaming Up With Insurance Industry Giants to Kill Universal Healthcare
By Clio Chang for The Slot Nearly 30 million people still don’t have health insurance in the United States; among those who do, many are paying enormous premiums that go up year after year. Others rely on crowdfunding platforms for medical care. It’s a grotesque and deadly system, which is probably why universal healthcare polls ...

If you want Medicare-for-all, prepare for a long and bloody fight

If you want Medicare-for-all, prepare for a long and bloody fight
By Paul Waldman for The Washington Post Over the last two years, the idea of government-guaranteed universal health coverage, often shorthanded as Medicare-for-all (I’ll refer to it as M4A from here) has grown from a minority belief within the Democratic Party to a majority belief, and one that is on its way to becoming consensus. ...

US spending too much, getting too little out of health care

US spending too much, getting too little out of health care
By Stu Alderman for Reno Gazette Journal I had to laugh at Sam Kumar’s Sunday article regarding “Medicare for All” (“Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez have a math problem,” Dec. 9). It was either that or cry. On the basis of two loosely defined numbers, Kumar comes to the conclusion that moving our medical system from its current hodgepodge of ...

Three ways to cut — and improve — Medicare

Three ways to cut — and improve — Medicare
By Ed Weisbart for STAT News The Republicans are right. We should cut Medicare. And I know how: Keep Medicare’s funding for actual health care but eliminate bureaucratic waste, profits, and the expensive and preposterous ban on negotiating drug prices. In other words, get rid of Part C and Part D and absorb the extra ...

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 ...

Lobbyist Documents Reveal Health Care Industry Battle Plan Against “Medicare for All”

Lobbyist Documents Reveal Health Care Industry Battle Plan Against “Medicare for All”
By Lee Fang and Nick Surgey for The Intercept Now that the midterms are finally over, the battle against “Medicare for All” that has been quietly waged throughout the year is poised to take center stage. Internal strategy documents obtained by The Intercept and Documented reveal the strategy that private health care interests plan to use ...

NewYork-Presbyterian CEO faces pushback from med students over reluctance to ‘Medicare for All’

NewYork-Presbyterian CEO faces pushback from med students over reluctance to 'Medicare for All'
By Alyssa Rege for Becker’s Hospital Review Medical students from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College, both in New York City, are pushing back against an op-ed written by the CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, who said “Medicare for All” may not be a viable answer to the United ...

Medicare for All Turned Out to Be a Winning Issue in the Midterms

Medicare for All Turned Out to Be a Winning Issue in the Midterms
Or at least it wasn’t toxic in the swing districts where progressives pulled off crucial wins. NOTE: This analysis is important to be aware of as we push more lawmakers and candidates to support National Improved Medicare for All. By Josh Voorhees for Slate The further we get from Election Day, the drastically better the ...

Why Medicare-for-All is looking better and better after the midterms

Why Medicare-for-All is looking better and better after the midterms
By Jeff Spross for The Week Medicaid had a big election night. Four states, all of them pretty red, had Medicaid expansion on the ballot. Three of those referendums won on Tuesday. In another two states that had refused the expansion, Democrats took the governorships. As Vox‘s Sarah Kliff noted, this could all result in ...