The planet Neptune

Why mixing Medicare with commercial insurance is not the health reform we need

At a gathering in Burlington, Vermont, convened by the Sanders Institute, with support from National Nurses United, I spoke about the perils of mixing Medicare with commercial insurance.

Diane Archer, Just Care
December 7, 2018
Panelists discussed issues such as understaffing and turnover

Nurses call for union rights and better patient care

Nurses from the Hopkins Hospital and National Nurses United (NNU), a union of registered nurses, joined local politicians and community members for a town hall event on Saturday at the Reginald F.

Rachel Juieng, The Johns Hopkins News-Letter
December 6, 2018
Healthcare workers in operating room

Great Expectations: California’s First Steps Toward Universal Health Care

In September 2017, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom stood in front of a crowd of 1,500 nurses in San Francisco and pledged his support for bringing universal health care to California.

Capital & Main, Gabriel Thompson
December 5, 2018
Ben Day, Executive Director for Healthcare NOW

An Interview with Executive Director for Healthcare NOW Ben Day

Ben Day is no stranger to the National Single Payer movement. He currently serves as Executive Director of Healthcare NOW and prior to taking on this role he was the Executive Director of MASS-Care, the Massachusetts Campaign for Single Payer Health Care, for eight years.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
December 4, 2018
Johns Hopkins Nurses for Improved Patient Care

Baltimore City Council Resolution Calls on Johns Hopkins Hospital to Allow Nurses to Conduct Union Organizing Activities Without Interference

The Baltimore City Council has adopted a resolution, introduced by City Councilmember Shannon Sneed, encouraging Johns Hopkins Hospital to allow nurses at the hospital to conduct union organizing activities without interference.

December 4, 2018