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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
Hiram Johnson

California’s campaign for universal health care has a long history

With House Speaker Paul Ryan pledging to push major Medicare cuts to reduce the added $1 trillion in federal debt created by the huge tax gifts for corporations and the super-rich proposed in versions of the House and Senate tax bill that Republicans are working to reconcile.

RoseAnn DeMoro, Executive Director of NNU/CNA
December 9, 2017
Michael Lighty

New Medicaid Work Requirements Will Deny More Care

Having failed to repeal the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the Trump Administration wants to open the door for states to dismantle this essential safety net program by allowin

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
November 20, 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
CNA and single-payer supporters rally support of SB 562

Supporters Urge Legislators to Advance Single Payer Bill SB 562 at Public Hearing on California's Healthcare in Los Angeles

Members of California Nurses Association and the Healthy California campaign will converge at a public hearing in Los Angeles to urge legislators to move forward with SB 562.

California Nurses Association
December 8, 2017
RN Rachael De Simone rallying outside Florida office of Sen. Marco Rubio

Nurses Across Country Protest GOP Tax Plan, Call it “Deadly for Working Families”

Registered nurses and local community organizations will converge on Senator Dean Heller (R-NV)’s Las Vegas office Thursday, November 30, to demand a “No” vote on the Republican effort to rewrite the tax code.

National Nurses United
November 29, 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