Why Are These Labor Unions Opposing Medicare for All?

Why Are These Labor Unions Opposing Medicare for All?
NOTE: This article points out that healthcare industry and business groups are using unions to oppose single payer. Union groups that do support single payer need to speak out and out-organize these industry-backed unions. We can expect this tactic to be used to subvert other single payer supporters and be ready to neutralize them. By ...

Majority of Healthcare Professionals Support Single-Payer System, Poll Says

Majority of Healthcare Professionals Support Single-Payer System, Poll Says
By Alicia Ault for Medscape As many of the newly elected and newly empowered Democrats in Congress are vowing to push for what they are calling “Medicare for all,” a majority of US healthcare professionals recently surveyed said they support a single-payer system, according to a Medscape Medical News reader poll. Sixty-eight percent said they ...

Advocates Call On Jayapal To Release Draft Text Of House Single Payer Bill

Advocates Call On Jayapal To Release Draft Text Of House Single Payer Bill
Russell Mokhiber, of Corporate Crime Reporter and Single Payer Action, wrote an article published in Common Dreams, Advocates Call on Jayapal to Release Draft Text of House Single Payer Bill, (published below) about Health Over Profit for Everyone’s call for a transparent and participatory process for the rewriting of HR 676. See, Letter to Congresswoman Jayapal – ...

Incoming Dem chairman open to hearing on ‘Medicare for all’

Incoming Dem chairman open to hearing on 'Medicare for all'
NOTE: We will need to push for hearings on HR 676. It’s good to keep track of the committee chairs’ positions. We will need to pressure them for fair hearings. By Peter Sullivan for The Hill The incoming chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), said Tuesday that he is ...

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 ...

The Cost of Employer Insurance Is a Growing Burden for Middle-Income Families

The Cost of Employer Insurance Is a Growing Burden for Middle-Income Families
NOTE: This study is helpful because it shows what an increasing burden the current healthcare system is for families. Sadly, the policy recommendations leave out the elephant in the room. The problem with our healthcare system is the profit motive of health insurers, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and others. We can’t address the healthcare crisis until ...

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 ...