How Medicare for All could impact employers

How Medicare for All could impact employers
By Caitlin Owens for Axios Medicare for All could end up costing employers less than the current employer-sponsored health insurance system does, depending on how it’s structured. Yes, but: That certainly doesn’t mean employers are on board, partially because other concerns — like access to health care and the competitive advantage that generous benefits can create ...

US Workers Are Paying High Taxes. But Without Any of the Benefits.

US Workers Are Paying High Taxes. But Without Any of the Benefits.
The United States is commonly thought of as a low-tax country. But workers effectively pay some of the highest taxes in the developed world — without getting a decent welfare state in return. By Matt Bruenig for Jacobin Magazine Comparing labor tax rates across countries is a tricky endeavor. Some countries rely mostly on income ...

Medicare For All Is The Care Every Family Needs

Medicare For All Is The Care Every Family Needs
I could tell stories for hours about patients I know whose health has worsened because they can’t afford to see physicians like me, fill their prescriptions, or get essential tests By Laura Kaplan-Weisman for Common Dreams My name is Dr. Laura Kaplan-Weisman, and I am a family physician from Maryland. I provide primary care to ...

‘I Felt Americans Needed to Know’: Insurance Industry Whistleblower Gives Glimpse of Effort to Crush Medicare for All

'I Felt Americans Needed to Know': Insurance Industry Whistleblower Gives Glimpse of Effort to Crush Medicare for All
“The business model of for-profit health insurance depends on denying care to people who need it. These corporations can’t be reasoned with, only defeated.” By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams In an effort to inform the public about the corporate forces working to crush Medicare for All, an employee at the insurance giant UnitedHealthcare leaked ...

Fox News town hall audience cheers Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All pitch

Fox News town hall audience cheers Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All pitch
People seem open to abandoning their private health insurance. By Amanda Michelle Gomez for Think Progress Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, pitched his vision for the future of health care countrywide at a Fox News town hall Monday night and was met with cheers from the audience. After Sanders ...

People Lose Their Employer-Sponsored Insurance Constantly

People Lose Their Employer-Sponsored Insurance Constantly
By Matt Bruenig for People’s Policy Project Nancy Pelosi said this about Medicare for All yesterday: “When most people say they’re for Medicare-for-all, I think they mean health care for all. Let’s see what that means. A lot of people love having their employer-based insurance and the Affordable Care Act gave them better benefits,” said ...

How My Republican Parents Convinced Me the U.S. Needs Single-Payer Healthcare

How My Republican Parents Convinced Me the U.S. Needs Single-Payer Healthcare
By V.R. Craft for Millennial Politics H.O.P.E. Note: Click here to check out our “Convince Me” Tools for Various Constituencies INCLUDING Conservatives Twice, my Republican mother has almost died from a lack of affordable health care, but she still hates the idea of a single-payer system. The first time she almost died she was at ...

Nationwide Campaign Urges Cities and Towns to Pass Resolutions Supporting Medicare for All

Nationwide Campaign Urges Cities and Towns to Pass Resolutions Supporting Medicare for All
“Local governments can help to shape the national public narrative and build political will needed to ultimately win guaranteed healthcare for everyone.” By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams A coalition of progressive advocacy groups representing nurses, physicians, and consumer advocates launched a campaign Thursday to pressure cities and towns across the U.S. to pass resolutions ...

Democrats Should Fight Trump With Medicare For All

Democrats Should Fight Trump With Medicare For All
Instead of championing Medicare for All, the Democratic leadership is proposing mild tweaks to Obamacare. That’s a disaster — centrist incrementalism is a gift to Trump. By Tim Higginbotham and Luke Thibault for Jacobin Democratic leadership have now signaled to voters what their party would look like in power, by introducing their vision for American ...

As Pelosi Unveils ACA Fix, Medicare for All Backers Say ‘Now Is Not the Time for Watered-Down, Incremental Measures’

As Pelosi Unveils ACA Fix, Medicare for All Backers Say 'Now Is Not the Time for Watered-Down, Incremental Measures'
“Democrats have an opportunity to show real leadership with the transformative change that will most protect all Americans.” By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week unveiled legislation to shore up the Affordable Care Act, Medicare for All supporters made the economic, political, and moral case that Democrats should go ...