Medicare for All Is Not Just Good Politics—It’s Good for Business, Too

Medicare for All Is Not Just Good Politics—It’s Good for Business, Too
Having health insurance tethered to employment is a terrible idea. By Joe Sanberg for The Nation We’ve all heard, read and seen the claims that Medicare for All is bad for the the economy, anti-business, and an attack on the free market. In response, advocates for Medicare for All like myself have instead made the ...

‘We Already Spend More Than Medicare for All Would Cost Us’

‘We Already Spend More Than Medicare for All Would Cost Us’
Transcript for the previously posted link to this interview. Click here to hear it via podcast By Janine Jackson for FAIR Janine Jackson: The March 11 Washington Post headline told readers that the Medicare for All bill, recently introduced by Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, “reflects influence of hard-line progressive groups.” Not quite a hit piece, ...

“Medicare for All” Is Missing a Vital Group: The Incarcerated

“Can criminal justice reform succeed withoutaddressing the health of incarcerated people?” By Ashwin Vasan for The Marshall Project Nearly 60 percent of Americans support some version of “Medicare for All,” an expansion of federally-funded health insurance to cover everybody. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., the new face of the progressive movement, has suggested it is a ...

Establishment Democrats Are Undermining Medicare for All

Establishment Democrats Are Undermining Medicare for All
By Michael Corcoran for Truthout The Democratic establishment — deep in the pockets of the health industry — wanted to make sure any blue wave election in 2018 would help sink, rather than support, the growing movement for a single-payer health care system. The recent decline in co-sponsors of the House Medicare for All legislation ...

What Does ‘Medicare for All’ Really Mean?

What Does ‘Medicare for All’ Really Mean?
NOTE: At the end, the author raises concerns about reimbursement rates. The proposed Medicare for All system would allow physicians to negotiate with the system for reimbursement. And, it would significantly reduce what physicians are currently spending on billing as well as the headaches of dealing with so many different insurance plans and rules. If ...

Medical students advocate for Medicare for All

Medical students advocate for Medicare for All
By Scott Swartz for Berkeley Blog This post was written by and on behalf of the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program chapter of Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP), which advocates for the adoption of a single-payer, universal health system in the United States. At the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program (JMP), our instructors ...

Pharma & Insurance Gave $43M to the 130 House Democrats Not Backing Medicare for All

Pharma & Insurance Gave $43M to the 130 House Democrats Not Backing Medicare for All
By Carl Gibson for GritPost Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) recently rolled out House Democrats’ version of a Medicare for All proposal that would ensure all Americans have guaranteed healthcare. The bill (H.R. 1384) has an impressive 106 co-sponsors, and has been called “the most ambitious Medicare-for-All plan yet” by Vox, which also reported the benefits ...

David Brooks Is Just as Wrong About Medicare for All as He Is About Everything Else

David Brooks Is Just as Wrong About Medicare for All as He Is About Everything Else
By Paul Blest for Splinter News Hey, you know what our lively healthcare discourse in the United States needed? The sober perspective of New York Times columnist David Brooks, a man who has life-changing epiphanies every time he walks into a bodega. On Monday, Brooks waded into the debate over Medicare for All with a ...

‘One of the Best Cases For Single Payer I’ve Ever Seen’: Watch Dr. Adam Gaffney Take on Skeptics at Fox

'One of the Best Cases For Single Payer I've Ever Seen': Watch Dr. Adam Gaffney Take on Skeptics at Fox
“I work in an intensive care unit. I’ve seen people come in with life-threatening complications ’cause they couldn’t afford care… and we need, as a nation, to decide that that’s not going to be acceptable.” By Jessica Corbett for Common Dreams Amid mounting excitement over new Medicare for All legislation unveiled this week, Dr. Adam ...

Physicians group endorses the Medicare for All Act of 2019

Physicians group endorses the Medicare for All Act of 2019
Doctors say Rep. Jayapal’s single-payer House bill is the only way to achieve universal, comprehensive coverage while saving the nation billions in health costs By Physicians for National Health Program (PNHP) WASHINGTON, D.C. – Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), a nonprofit research and education organization whose 23,000 members support single-payer national health insurance, ...