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 ...

How ‘Medicare for All’ went from pipe dream to mainstream

How ‘Medicare for All’ went from pipe dream to mainstream
Universal health care debates could shape the 2020 election — and the future of the Democratic Party By Mary Ellen McIntire for Roll Call Political candidates and activists in Maine, especially in rural areas, often got a sharp reaction five years ago when they knocked on doors to promote universal health care. “The reaction was, ...

‘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, ...

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, ...

‘Everybody In, Nobody Out’: What We Know So Far About the Medicare for All Act of 2019

'Everybody In, Nobody Out': What We Know So Far About the Medicare for All Act of 2019
NOTE: HOPE disagrees with two points in this article. First, is the transition period. HR 676 gave a minimum of one year to do implementation planning before the system would begin on Jan. 1. When the system would begin, under HR 676, all people would be in it from day one. Jayapal’s bill has a ...

From Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care: HR 676 replacement needs strengthening

From Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care: HR 676 replacement needs strengthening
By Berry Craig for Kentucky State AFL-CIO HR 676 – The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act – has been the gold standard for the single payer movement for the past 16 years. It was based on the Physicians Working Group Proposal of 2003 and would have created a healthcare system that was universal, ...

Single Payer Gold Standard HR 676 Rest in Peace

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.

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

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?

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 ...