Insurance companies are playing the odds, patient advocates say. They’re counting on people not having the stamina to challenge every denied claim, even when there’s a valid medical reason for a drug or treatment being covered. —David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times, 01/17/17 More »
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 the American Health Security Act of 2015, H.R. 1200 and the Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act, H.R. 676, 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, marks its 50th anniversary this year. The American Health Security Act, H.R. 1200 and H.R. 676, would establish 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.
Please Take Action Today:
- Contact your members of Congress using our online tool. Urge them to oppose any cuts to Medicare, and support the expansion of Medicare to cover everyone, the American Health Security Act of 2015, H.R. 1200 and the Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act, H.R. 676.
- Send a letter to your local newspaper about the need to defend Medicare, and support its expansion to cover everyone.
Medicare For All News
One focus of the planned repeal of Obamacare is maintaining coverage for people with preexisting conditions. Republican lawmakers say the current law’s safeguards won’t change, but they have yet to explain how they’ll accomplish this without also keeping the mandate that everyone buy insurance. —David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times, 01/13/17 More »
Medicare For All Blog
Instead of mourning the expected repeal of the Affordable Care Act, let’s hold President-elect Donald Trump to his pledges on health care, while also meeting the test set by President Obama. —NNU Executive Director, RoseAnn DeMoro, writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, 01/12/17 More »
Registered nurses will join actions in over 40 U.S. cities Jan. 15th to demand that the new administration and Congress protect and expand millions of Americans access to healthcare, not cut it. —National Nurses United, 01/12/17 More »