With continued uncertainty in Washington over the fate of the Affordable Care Act, California has a unique role to play in charting a new path on health care reform – legislation that would guarantee coverage for all Californians, at much lower cost. —By Deborah Burger writing for Common Dreams, 04/25/17 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 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.
Please Take Action Today:
- Send a letter to your local newspaper about the need to defend Medicare, and support its expansion to cover everyone.
Medicare For All News
Cathy Kennedy of the California Nurses Association says the group will continue to argue for single-payer health care, regardless of who is governor. —Angela Hart, The Sacramento Bee, 04/11/17 More »
Medicare For All Blog
The time is here for single payer and there is a groundswell of support. The single payer healthcare movement—more specifically California’s Healthy California Act or SB 562 and on a National level HR 676 a Single Payer Bill introduced by John Conyers. —Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio, 04/25/17 More »
Nurses believe healthcare is a human right and urge Californians to support the Healthy California Act, SB 562 which has been proposed in the state legislature. —California Nurses Association, 04/13/17 More »