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 ...

Single-payer health care is better than ObamaCare

Single-payer health care is better than ObamaCare
By Dr. Louise Marie Roth for The Hill I was in Canada this past June when I broke my wrist and had to go to the ER. They were fast and professional and the bill was much lower than what American ERs charge you just for walking in the door. Under single-payer health care, you ...

Hospital Refuses Procedure, Prescribes ‘Fundraising Effort’ for Heart Transplant

Hospital Refuses Procedure, Prescribes 'Fundraising Effort' for Heart Transplant
By Jack Crosbie for Splinter News Here is an American story. Hedda Martin needs a heart transplant. She applied for a heart transplant. Shortly before Thanksgiving, the Spectrum Health Richard Devos Heart and Lung Transplant Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, got back to her to say that she could not have a heart transplant, because ...

Taking the Fight to the Insurance Industry

Taking the Fight to the Insurance Industry
NOTE: While this protest was focused on a state bill, the tactics are similar to what we will need to use to pressure members of Congress to pass a strong National Improved Medicare for All single payer healthcare system. By Sofia Arias for SocialistWorker.org Forty single-payer health care activists braved freezing temperatures and an impending ...

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 ...

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 ...