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Medicare for All

Astronomical healthcare costs and lack of access continue to drive individuals, families and businesses past their breaking point while insurance companies continue to soak-up billions of healthcare dollars as millions of children's basic needs go unmet. NNU supports a Medicare for all healthcare system that requires each participating state to set up and administer comprehensive healthcare services as an entitlement for all, through a progressively financed, single-payer system, administered by the states.

Medicare has provided guaranteed healthcare for millions of American seniors for more than 51 years. It’s time we have a Medicare for all, single-payer healthcare system that would end health disparities, effectively control costs, and assure that everyone has equal access to an excellent standard of care.

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progressives debate transition to single payer

Progressives Debate Transitioning to a Single Payer System

FEATURING JOSHUA HOLLAND AND MICHAEL LIGHTY – Soon after the GOP lost its last bid to repeal the Affordable Care Act, two Democratic House members, John Conyers and Ro Khanna challenged Representat

Rising Up with Sonali Kolhatkar
November 13, 2017

Nurses, teachers urge voters to 'repeal, replace' GOP congressman over Obamacare

Organizers held a "mock duel" outside the office, a reference a controversy last week during which Farenthold, on the 1440 Keys radio show, singled out "some female senators from the Northeast" as part of the reason the Senate had not done away with and replaced the Affordable Care Act.

Chris Ramirez, Corpus Christi Caller-Times
July 31, 2017

The Union That Roars: Nurses Aren't Giving Up On California's Single-Payer Push

To some, the California Nurses Association’s political tactics in pushing for a single-payer health system seemed a bit, well, extreme. Others are impressed with the union’s drive and creativity, recalling how in 2005 CNA members taunted California’s then-governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, trailing him wherever he went to protest his attempts to roll back hard-won nurse-to-patient requirements in hospitals.

By Pauline Bartolone, California Healthline
July 12, 2017
Nurses at SB562 rally

Support for California's Healthy California Act (S.B. 562) will not stop!

Earth to Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon! Nurses never give up and neither will millions of Californians who support Single Payer Healthcare.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
October 25, 2017
Nurses march at Medicare For All public address

Until Elected Officials Champion Medicare for All, They Can Expect Nurses at Their Offices

Healthy leadership is required to pass healthy legislation, and that makes for a healthy society. If our leaders don't have the political will to fight for healthy legislation—Senator Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All Act, S.1804 being a prime example—then we are, as a country, fundamentally unwell.

Bonnie Castillo, NNU Director of Health & Safety
September 23, 2017

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.

NNU Executive Director, RoseAnn DeMoro writing for The Hill
September 13, 2017
Sandy Falwell speaks at AFL-CIO convention

Nurses Welcome AFL-CIO Call for Medicare for All Resolution Pledges to Make Health Care for All a Reality

National Nurses United today hailed adoption of a resolution by the AFL-CIO at its convention in St. Louis, declaring that “we will support legislation that guarantees health care as a human right through an improved Medicare for All.”

National Nurses United
October 24, 2017
RNs and activists from across the state rally outside the State Capitol

Rallies to Support Single Payer Bill SB 562 Planned Oct. 23 and 24 at State Capitol to Coincide with Assembly Select Committee Hearings on Health Care

Diverse Coalition Criticizes Hearings as Woefully Incomplete, Promoting Counterfeit "alternatives" to SB 562 and Guaranteed Healthcare for all California Residents
 

California Nurses Association
October 20, 2017
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Medicare-for-All Supporters Plan Over 100 Grassroots Actions in All 80 California Assembly Districts

The California Nurses Association, Healthy California campaign, Our Revolution and #KnockEveryDoor will hold grassroots actions, including canvassing, on Oct. 14 and 15 in all 80 state Assembly districts, to engage residents with the Medicare-for-All movement and the campaign for SB 562.

California Nurses Association
October 10, 2017