Single Payer Gold Standard HR 676 Rest in Peace

By Russell Mokhiber for Single Payer Action HR 676, the gold standard single payer legislation for the past sixteen years, is no longer. The House Democrats have decided that their single payer Medicare for All bill will not carry the HR 676 number. They let that number go this week to a bill that reiterates […]

Removing investor-owned hospitals is not a bail out– it’s the right thing to do.

By Kay Tillow for HOPE Rep. Pramila Jayapal has been re-writing HR 676, the model improved Medicare for all legislation that has united and advanced a growing single payer movement since it was introduced into Congress in 2003.  HR 676 is evidence-based and written to enact the Physicians Proposal for a National Health Program.   […]

House Democrats plan to hold hearings on Medicare for All

By David Weigel for Washington Post The new Democratic majority in the House will hold the first hearings on Medicare-for-All legislation, a longtime goal of the party’s left, after Speaker Nancy Pelosi lent her support for the process. “It’s a huge step forward to have the speaker’s support,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), who will […]

Should Institutional Providers Be Incentivized by Profit under Medicare for All?

By Lambert Strether for Naked Capitalism I’ve avoided writing about hospitals and other institutions, because my focus has always been on the patient, and whether they get, or don’t get, health care under our horrid mixed system of Medicaid, private insurance, and Medicare (subject to a neoliberal infestation though it may be). However, as Medicare […]

Single Payer Not Single Payer

Posted on Single Payer Action The people want single payer. The corporate class answers — not single payer. The people say — single payer — get rid of all the other payers. Get rid of the insurance companies. And while you’re at it, get rid of the health maintenance organizations and accountable care organizations and […]

Two Medicare for All Plans: HR676 and S1804

By Lambert Strether for Naked Capitalism The other day I was trying to find out why Beto O’Rourke, who claims to support Medicare for All, hasn’t signed on to HR676, the single payer bill before the House. On the Twitter, I was provided this link (from The Ringer, an affiliate site of Markos Moulitsas’ SB […]

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’

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 […]

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 […]