How Single Payer Captured Me in Canada

Above photo: Tommy Douglas, Canada’s “Father of Medicare.” From Sojourners. By Jean Swanson My dad poked his head into my room.  “Canada is a nice country,” he said. “But watch out for Saskatchewan, they have socialized medicine.”  It was about 1959. I was an Oregon teenager studying Canada in school. Fast forward 8 years later.  […]

HOPE Testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee

Testimony for the House Ways and Means Hearing, “Pathways to Universal Health Coverage,” Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony to this committee on the pathway to universal  health coverage. This is an urgent issue that requires immediate attention in a serious and deliberate manner. I urge you to focus […]

Demand Medicare for All at the AMA Annual Meeting

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 1:30 PM – 3 PM CDT, Chicago, IL For years we have watched the American Medical Association — which claims to represent the values of physicians — put profits over patients. Last year, we watched the AMA use member dues to help fund the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, […]

All-Payer Systems Maintain Healthcare Profiteering; Single payer is the way to go

By Margaret Flowers, MD and Eric Naumburg, MD, co-chairs of the Maryland chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program and members HOPE steering committee. As support and pressure grow for a National Improved Medicare for All (NIMA) healthcare system in the United States, another proposal under the category of “we have to compromise for […]

Open Letter to Congresswoman Jayapal Regarding Medicare for All

In Commondreams. Photo: Rep. Pramila Jayapal introducing the new Medicare for All Caucus during a Capitol Hill press conference in July of 2018. (Photo: Rep. Pramila Jayapal/Twitter) Dear Congresswoman Jayapal, Thank you for your hard work and leadership as the new lead sponsor of the forthcoming Medicare for All Act of 2019. As health care […]

The Billionaires are Wrong; We can’t afford anything but single payer health care

By Kevin Zeese, Health Over Profit. We need to hold dishonest billionaires accountable and tell the truth — we can afford National Improved Medicare for All (NIMA). The people are right. The billionaires are wrong. The three billionaires who are running for president put out false information on improved Medicare for all. This includes Donald […]

The Uninsured are on the Rise

The Affordable Care Act lowered the number of people in the United States without health insurance from a high of 44 million before the law to a low in 2016 of 27.4 million, but ever since then the number has been rising. See Gallup. Since 2016, the number of people without health insurance rose by 2.8%, […]

What Would Expanded, Improved Medicare for All Look Like?

And how will we get there? Date and time: Feb.11 at 3-4:30pm AND 6:30-8:30pm Location: Richmond Free Library, 201 Bridge St., Richmond, VT What would expanded, improved medicare for all look like?  And how can we get there?  Come to the Richmond Free Library on Monday, Feb 11, for an interactive event led by doctors […]