‘It’s a Sure Winner—Except for the Profiteers’: 200+ Economists Send Letter to Congress Endorsing Medicare for All

'It's a Sure Winner—Except for the Profiteers': 200+ Economists Send Letter to Congress Endorsing Medicare for All
“The time is now to create a universal, single-payer, Medicare for All healthcare system in the United States,” the economists wrote By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams Ahead of a historic single-payer hearing at the House Budget Committee on Wednesday, more than 200 economists sent a letter to Congress blasting America’s “exorbitant and wasteful” healthcare ...

CALL TO ACTION (literally)

CALL TO ACTION (literally)
As some of you may be aware, the previous hearing for Medicare For All in the Rules Committee had multiple aggressive anti single-payer voices but no pro single-payer experts to discuss, in particular, the economic analysis of HR 1384. Lobbyists of the for-profit healthcare industries were allowed to succeed in pushing Congress back to the ...

The Nightmare of Medical Care in America

The Nightmare of Medical Care in America
To be sick and not rich By Beverly Gologorsky for Common Dreams On this extremely hot summer day, the ear-splitting siren screaming through New York’s streets is coming from the ambulance I’m in — on a gurney on my way to the ER. That only makes the siren, loud as it is, all the more ...

Why we need Single-Payer Medicare-for-All

Why we need Single-Payer Medicare-for-All
By Dr. Jay D. Brock for Fredricksburg.com If you think America has the greatest health care system in the world, think again: $500 billion-plus is wasted each year in administrative, marketing, overhead, and profit costs, more than Germany, France, or Japan spend on their health care systems. 600,000 hardworking American families (most with health insurance) ...

AARP should support Medicare for All, not UnitedHealthcare

AARP should support Medicare for All, not UnitedHealthcare
By Michael K. Broughton in St. Louis Post-Dispatch Why is the American Association of Retired Persons supporting a company that wants to keep its financial boot on the throats of AARP members? Universal health care for all Americans makes sense. A government program for all Americans would distribute the cost of claims to many, rather ...

Most American workers would have more money with socialized health care

Most American workers would have more money with socialized health care
By Tim Fernholz & Daniel Wolfe for Quartz Forget what Medicare for All will cost the government. What could it cost you? Many Democratic candidates for the White House are promoting some form of single-payer universal health care under the rubric of expanding Medicare, the US health insurance program for seniors. There’s a range of ...

Demanding Medicare for All, Nurses Use Band-Aids to Plaster GoFundMe Pages to Big Pharma Headquarters

Demanding Medicare for All, Nurses Use Band-Aids to Plaster GoFundMe Pages to Big Pharma Headquarters
“Nobody should have a GoFundMe account to pay for their healthcare, and we’re here to make sure that that stops.” By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams Hundreds of nurses and their allies from across the country rallied Monday outside the headquarters of the pharmaceutical industry’s top lobbying group and plastered the GoFundMe pages of Americans ...

House Democrats Schedule Hearing on HR1384 (#MedicareForAll) for This Tuesday, April 30

House Democrats Schedule Hearing on HR1384 (#MedicareForAll) for This Tuesday, April 30
By Lambert Strether for Naked Capitalism Kudos to the Democrat-controlled House Rules Committee for scheduling a hearing on HR1384, the “Medicare for All Act of 2019.” (Here is the announcement; here are the witnesses). However, readers who suspect my rapture will be modified will not be disappointed. In this post, I won’t go into health ...

Corporate Media Are Here to Warn You: Medicare for All Is a Very Bad Idea

Corporate Media Are Here to Warn You: Medicare for All Is a Very Bad Idea
By Alan MacLeod for FAIR The race for the Democratic presidential nomination is heating up, and healthcare is a key issue up for debate. A number of high-profile candidates, including Kamala Harris, Tulsi Gabbard and Elizabeth Warren, have endorsed a Medicare for All solution to America’s healthcare problem. However, the idea is most closely associated ...

Private Health Insurance Stocks ‘In Free Fall’ as Medicare for All Gains Momentum

Private Health Insurance Stocks 'In Free Fall' as Medicare for All Gains Momentum
“Insurance industry stocks dropping as the Medicare for All movement heats up—we’ve got some serious people power on our hands!” said National Nurses United By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams With comprehensive Medicare for All legislation now introduced in both chambers of Congress and bolstered by surging grassroots support, health insurance stocks are “crumbling” as ...