As Healthy California Act clears first hurdle, advocates say "here's to making it national". —By Deirdre Fulton, Common Dreams, 04/27/17 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.
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- Send a letter to your local newspaper about the need to defend Medicare, and support its expansion to cover everyone.
Medicare For All News
A sweeping measure that would establish government-run universal healthcare in California cleared its first legislative hurdle Wednesday as scores of supporters crammed into the Capitol to advocate for a single-payer system. —Melanie Mason, The Los Angeles Times, 04/27/17 More »
Medicare For All Blog
Registered nurses and other healthcare advocates are celebrating the California Senate Health Committee's passage this week of SB 562, the Healthy California Act, would establish an improved Medicare for all type system in California. —National Nurses United, 04/27/17 More »
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 »