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 ...

Center for American Progress CEO says Dems will have debate on single-payer health care ahead of 2020

Center for American Progress CEO says Dems will have debate on single-payer health care ahead of 2020
By Julia Manchester for The Hill Neera Tanden, the CEO of the Center for American Progress, said in an interview that aired Thursday on “Rising” that she expects Democrats will have a debate over single-payer health care ahead of the 2020 presidential elections. “I think the Democratic Party is actually unified around universal health care, ...

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, ...

Poll: Young people back single-payer health care

Poll: Young people back single-payer health care
By Juana Summers for Daily Hampshire Gazette WASHINGTON — Large majorities of young Americans want to see an expansion of government services, including a single-payer health care program, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV. According to the poll, 69 percent of young Americans between the ...

What Trump gets wrong about Medicare-for-All

What Trump gets wrong about Medicare-for-All
Posted by CNN Wire President Trump’s critique of “Medicare-for-all” reform assaults the truth. Contrary to his claims, the single-payer bills in the House and Senate would upgrade coverage and broaden choice for seniors, along with the rest of Americans. And Medicare-for-all would slow the growth of medical costs, assuring Medicare’s long-term financial health. Medicare currently ...

Practicing Medicine While Black

Practicing Medicine While Black
By Kip Sullivan, JD for The Health Care Blog The managed care movement thrives on misleading words and phrases. Perhaps the worst example is the incessant use of the word “quality” to characterize a problem that has multiple causes, only one of which might be inferior physician or hospital quality. [1] To illustrate with a ...

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 ...

As lawyers argue Medicaid expansion case, uninsured Mainers forgo health care

As lawyers argue Medicaid expansion case, uninsured Mainers forgo health care
Thousands of low-income residents who don’t have health insurance are skimping on medications or passing up on treatment as they wait for access to Medicaid coverage that voters approved 11 months ago. By Joe Lawlor for Press Herald Eric Spahn knows he should be taking better care of his deteriorating health, but without insurance and ...