Citing Deep Commitment to Medicare for All and Green New Deal, Nation’s Largest Nurses Union Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

Citing Deep Commitment to Medicare for All and Green New Deal, Nation's Largest Nurses Union Endorses Bernie Sanders for President
“We need a president who will unite all workers to fight for social, economic, racial and gender justice, and who will champion bold ideas on workplace democracy, Medicare for All, and climate change.” By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams Pointing to his tireless advocacy on behalf of Medicare for All, his bold proposals to combat ...

A biased algorithm is delaying healthcare for black people in the US

A biased algorithm is delaying healthcare for black people in the US
By Jessica Hamzelou for New Scientist Black people in the US may be missing out on healthcare because a widely used algorithm is racially biased. The proportion of black people referred for extra care would more than double if the bias were removed, according to new research. Algorithms are fast becoming a key part of ...

3 ways ‘Medicare for All’ could benefit CV research

3 ways ‘Medicare for All’ could benefit CV research
By Anicka Slachta for Cardiovascular Business The notion of a single-payer health system has been central to the 2020 presidential election, dominating much of the news cycle in recent months. According to an editorial published Nov. 4, that could be a good thing for physicians.  Clinicians, administrators, payors and patients all know the U.S. is ...

The Medicare for All debate is distorted

The Medicare for All debate is distorted
By Bob Herman for Axios Don Berwick, a physician and former head of Medicare and Medicaid during the Obama administration, wants the country to have a “rational” debate about “Medicare for All” — but says that will require a more rigorous comparison to the status quo. What he’s saying: This interview has been edited for ...

Elizabeth Warren Is Jeopardizing Our Fight for Medicare for All

Elizabeth Warren Is Jeopardizing Our Fight for Medicare for All
Whatever her intentions, Elizabeth Warren’s plan to finance Medicare for All has made winning single-payer far more complicated than it should be — and jeopardized a wildly popular policy that should be a political slam dunk in the process. By Tim Higginbotham for Jacobin The question of how to pay for Medicare for All has ...

A Huge Moment for the Movement’: Los Angeles City Council Approves Resolution in Favor of Medicare for All

A Huge Moment for the Movement': Los Angeles City Council Approves Resolution in Favor of Medicare for All
“Today’s resolution sends a powerful message to Congress that the people of Los Angeles demand that health care be treated as a right, not a privilege.” By Jon Queally for Common Dreams With a nearly unanimous vote on Tuesday the Los Angeles City Council—representing the nation’s second most populous city—passed a resolution endorsing federal Medicare ...

‘How we will win this fight’: Economist touts single-payer health plan in Louisville visit

'How we will win this fight': Economist touts single-payer health plan in Louisville visit
By Deborah Yetter for Louisville Courier Journal “Things are getting worse.” That’s the message Harvard-trained economist Gerald Friedman delivered to an audience of University of Louisville medical students Wednesday — speaking in terms of health and life expectancy in the United States. But it doesn’t have to be that way, Friedman said, speaking at one of ...

Under Medicare for All, You Will Never Lose Your Health Insurance Ever Again

Under Medicare for All, You Will Never Lose Your Health Insurance Ever Again
Seventy percent of Americans oppose bosses being allowed to change or eliminate an employee’s health insurance. That’s our strongest case for Medicare for All — you’ll never lose your health insurance again. By Matt Bruenig for Jacobin Many centrist pundits have convinced themselves that Medicare for All (M4A) is unpopular because, when you include certain ...

CBO Health Panel Packed With Experts Tied to Anti-Medicare For All Groups

CBO Health Panel Packed With Experts Tied to Anti-Medicare For All Groups
The 19-member panel that advises the Congressional Budget Office on health policy is flush with health insurance, pharmaceutical, and hospital interests. By Donald Shaw for Sludge One of the key steps in the federal legislative process occurs when the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), an agency in the legislative branch that studies the budgetary and economic ...

How to Approach Medicare for All Financing

How to Approach Medicare for All Financing
By Matt Bruenig for People’s Policy Project One of the big impediments to putting out a plan for financing Medicare for All is not so much that it is very difficult to come up with one, but rather that there are so many ways to do it that it is hard for any one particular ...