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Bernie Sanders’s ‘Medicare for All’ Bill Needs to Pass

Bernie Sanders’s ‘Medicare for All’ Bill Needs to Pass

The Medicare for all Act of 2017 that could finally achieve the dream reformers have advanced for more than a century – genuine universal care for all its people, guaranteed for everyone, regardless of ability to pay, gender, race, nationality, or where you live. More »

Sen. Sanders Medicare for All Act – The Time Has Come Today

Sen. Sanders Medicare for All Act – The Time Has Come Today

The dream of healthcare reformers for more than a century—and the incredible and unending work of nurses, especially National Nurses United members, to guarantee health care with comprehensive benefits and a single standard of quality care for everyone—is moving a huge step forward. More »

RN Amy Bowen Talks About Her Experience As A Volunteer In Houston

RN Amy Bowen Talks About Her Experience As A Volunteer In Houston

RN Amy Bowen just returned from a week in Houston and Beaumont. Amy talks about how she and her fellow nurses from the Registered Nurse Response Network worked side by side with local medical professionals, who were also volunteering—to give aid to those in need. More »

California’s Single Payer Bill S.B. 562 Is Alive And Well Despite Set Back

California’s Single Payer Bill S.B. 562 Is Alive And Well Despite Set Back

Faster than it had been approved in the Senate, House Speaker Anthony Rendon tabled S.B. 562 indefinitely. Rendon, who is a Democrat, said the bill was “woefully incomplete”. Where does the bill stand now? With us on our podcast is California Nurses Association Legislative Advocate, Stephanie Roberson. More »

Outrageous Assault on Utah Nurse Outlines Need for National Workplace Violence Prevention Standard

Outrageous Assault on Utah Nurse Outlines Need for National Workplace Violence Prevention Standard

Last week, the nation was shocked to see video of University of Utah registered nurse Alex Wubbles being assaulted and arrested, in a July incident, for protecting her unconscious patient by refusing to allow police to take a blood sample. More »

Stalling health care helps no one

Stalling health care helps no one

How long are we going to ask North Coast residents who have no health coverage or who struggle to pay inflated costs for medical care to wait for help? More »

ASL Strategic Value Fund Sends Letter to Community Health Systems, Inc. Board of Directors

ASL Strategic Value Fund Sends Letter to Community Health Systems, Inc. Board of Directors

ASL Strategic Value Fund has been a long-term investor in Community Health Systems (CYH: NYSE). We have attempted on several occasions to contact management to voice our concerns about recent operating results. Unfortunately, none of our phone calls were returned. We now feel obligated to reach out directly to the Board of Directors. More »

RNRN Disaster Alert: Hurricane Harvey

RNRN Disaster Alert: Hurricane Harvey

RNRN is closely monitoring Hurricane Harvey, which has now strengthened to a Category 3 storm and is expected to make landfall by late Friday or early Saturday near Corpus Christi, Texas. More »

Close to Home: Nurses will not stop pressuring Rendon to do his job

Close to Home: Nurses will not stop pressuring Rendon to do his job

With the defeat, for now, of the cruel U.S. Senate bill to roll back the Affordable Care Act, some are asking why the California Nurses Association continues to push for expanding health coverage, through a Medicare-for-all type state bill, SB 562. More »

Patient Support During Kaiser Negotiations Inspires Nurses

Patient Support During Kaiser Negotiations Inspires Nurses

Nurse Talk Radio visits with RN and Co-President of NNU, Deborah Burger about the current Kaiser negotiations. 18,000 Kaiser RN's are successfully reaching out to patients to let them know the nurses are fighting for them and it's making a difference. More »

We Still Have A Lot of Work To Do On Healthcare

We Still Have A Lot of Work To Do On Healthcare

With liberals across the land breathing a huge sigh of relief after the abrupt collapse of the Senate scheme to repeal and somewhat replace the Affordable Care Act, all is good again with healthcare in America. Right? More »

Liberals Strike Back… Against Single Payer

Liberals Strike Back… Against Single Payer

In the name of political reality, some liberal pundits, politicians and policy wonks are scolding progressives to give up on Medicare for All. There are many ways to achieve "universal coverage," we're told. More »

Nurses Beware Of Harmful Exposures To Chemicals, Hazardous Drugs And More (Part 2)

Nurses Beware Of Harmful Exposures To Chemicals, Hazardous Drugs And More (Part 2)

Nurse Talk Radio talks with USF Professor of Public Health, Barbara Sattler and Occupational Health Nurse Consultant Mary E. Miller. More »

18,000 Kaiser Nurses Begin Bargaining by Joining Forces With Patients Across California

18,000 Kaiser Nurses Begin Bargaining by Joining Forces With Patients Across California

From the first cry of a newborn child, to the last breath of a dying patient, there’s a constant foundation on which Kaiser patients can always rely: Kaiser nurses. Nurses are the hand-holding, life-saving thread woven throughout their patients' entire healthcare experience. More »

Nurses Beware Of Harmful Exposures To Chemicals, Hazardous Drugs And More (Part 1)

Nurses Beware Of Harmful Exposures To Chemicals, Hazardous Drugs And More (Part 1)

Health care workers face a wide range of hazards on the job, including sharps injuries, harmful exposures to chemicals and hazardous drugs, back injuries, latex allergy, violence, and stress. What's being done about it? More »

Caring Fiercely: Nurses Tell Dems Why They Won’t Sit Down, Be Quiet in Fight for Single Payer

Caring Fiercely: Nurses Tell Dems Why They Won’t Sit Down, Be Quiet in Fight for Single Payer

As California’s single payer bill, S.B. 562, continues to occupy its parking space in the California Assembly — courtesy of Speaker Anthony Rendon’s decision last month to table the bill — nurses in California have noticed a familiar trend. More »

ALERT! Executive Director Of Social Security Works Alex Lawson, Issues CALL TO ACTION!

ALERT! Executive Director Of Social Security Works Alex Lawson, Issues CALL TO ACTION!

Alex Lawson is the Executive Director of Social Security Works and as such he's read and knows just how bad the Republican Senate Repeal and Replace Bill is. More »

The Public Option – Doomed From the Start

The Public Option – Doomed From the Start

With the collapse of the dismal Republican healthcare bill, some Democrats are reviving talk of a public option as the cure for the holes in the Affordable Care Act that opened the door for the GOP attack. More »

Since When Is It Not Okay to Play Hardball With the Democrats?

Since When Is It Not Okay to Play Hardball With the Democrats?

Despite efforts by the political establishment to shut it down, the quest for a state-based, Medicare-for-all type system in California, based on patient need, not corporate profits, rolls on. More »

Nurses Scolded: Not OKAY to Play Hardball with Democrats

Nurses Scolded: Not OKAY to Play Hardball with Democrats

The seminal fight for single-payer healthcare in California reflects a national struggle for the movement for social change. So, no, organized nurses and our allies will not wait. And we will not back down. More »

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