Hey, Bernie, Make It a Real Single Payer Bill…No Profits / by Kay Tillow

Senator Bernie Sanders has announced that he is going to introduce his Medicare for All bill in the Senate—and hold a hearing.  This is most welcome news. As Bernie campaigned for the presidency, he elevated national single payer health care, an improved Medicare for All, into the public spotlight and onto the nation’s agenda. His advocacyContinue reading “Hey, Bernie, Make It a Real Single Payer Bill…No Profits / by Kay Tillow”

Medicare for All Is Not Enough / by David U. Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler, Adam Gaffney, Don McCanne and John Geyman

Hospital workers, union members, and local politicians protested the imminent closure of Hahnemann University Hospital at a rally in Philadelphia on July 15, 2019. (Bastiaan Slabbers / NurPhoto via Getty Images) Communities, not corporations, should own our most vital health care assets. We have long advocated for single-payer national health insurance. By eliminating private insurers andContinue reading “Medicare for All Is Not Enough / by David U. Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler, Adam Gaffney, Don McCanne and John Geyman”

House Democrats to Hold First Medicare for All Hearing Since Pandemic / by Julia Conley

Protesters supporting Medicare for All hold a rally outside PhRMA headquarters April 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. The rally was held by the group Progressive Democrats of America. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) “Congress must implement a system that prioritizes people over profits, humanity over greed, and compassion over exploitation,” said Rep. Cori Bush. Two yearsContinue reading “House Democrats to Hold First Medicare for All Hearing Since Pandemic / by Julia Conley”