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

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, 07/31/17 More »

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

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, 07/12/17 More »

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

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, 09/23/17 More »

Bernie Sanders’s ‘Medicare for All’ Bill Needs to Pass

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, 09/13/17 More »