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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...