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MEDICARE FOR ALL

It’s Time for Guaranteed Health Care for Everyone!

Our health care system is broken. In the United States we pay more for our health care than any other country, and yet millions of people are uninsured or under-insured and can’t get the lifesaving care they need.  The Medicare for All Act of 2019 — H.R. 1384 in the House and S. 1804 in the Senate — would change all of that. It would expand our current Medicare system to provide high-quality, comprehensive health care to everyone!

COVERS EVERYBODY

Each of us gets the health care we need through a single-payer health care system that guarantees health care for every person.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

Medicare for All covers all medically necessary care, including: medical, vision, dental, hearing, and reproductive care. It’s one comprehensive plan with freedom to choose your provider and no more networks restricting your care.

SAVES MONEY

Medicare for All pays for all covered health care services and therefore has the power to eliminate waste and control all of the costs. Nearly all individuals and businesses would save on health care with no more copays, deductibles, or surprise medical bills.

 

Learn More about the movement to win Medicare for All

 


NNU Executive Director, Bonnie Castillo, RN at bill introduction

It's time for legislators to prove democracy exists by passing Medicare for All

We nurses know and believe that this is the best bill at the right time for moving America forward. Jayapal’s legislation is the most comprehensive to date, including all primary care, hospital and outpatient services

NNU Executive Director, Bonnie Castillo, RN, Contributing to The Hill
March 4, 2019
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
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
Medicare For All

Thousands of people attended #MedicareForAll barnstorm events across the country!

Nurses across the country are off to a great start with a grassroots movement to demand Medicare for All.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
February 20, 2019
Nurses and allies at barnstorm

The people will win Medicare for All. Thousands united this week to prove it.

They showed up because our broken health care system killed their brothers. They came out because their life choices are paralyzed by the need to pay for insulin.

Bonnie Castillo, RN, Executive Director of National Nurses United
February 15, 2019
Healthcare Is a Human Right

We All Have "Skin in the Game." That's Why We Need Medicare for All

If there is one defining symbol of how horribly broken our health care system is, this is it: One-third of all GoFundMe campaigns are created to pay for medical expenses, a stunning 250,000 campaig

Chuck Idelson Writing For Common Dreams
February 8, 2019

Medicare For All

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Campaign In Support of  Rep. Jayapal’s New Medicare for All Bill

National Nurses United Hosts Press Conference Call to Unveil Campaign In Support of Rep. Jayapal’s New Medicare for All Bill

The call will feature Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of National Nurses United, Holly Miller, National Director of Community and Public Advocacy, National Nurses United, along with Diane Archer, Founder and President of JustCare USA and former President of the Medicare Rights Center. The call will unveil the advocacy campaign being waged to support Medicare for All legislation and the coordinated effort to ensure that Medicare for All becomes law.

National Nurses United
February 27, 2019
Nurses rally with Medicare for All banner

Largest U.S. Nurses’ Union Champions New Medicare for All House Bill

National Nurses United (NNU) announced its strong support for the new Medicare for All Act of 2019, introduced today by Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA).

National Nurses United
February 26, 2019
Girl holding medicare for all sign

Jayapal, Dingell And Co-Sponsors To Introduce Medicare For All Act of 2019

RNs organizing unprecedented, grassroots movement to back the bill

Representatives Pramila Jayapal, Debbie Dingell, other members of Congress, and advocates including National Nurses Unit

National Nurses United
February 26, 2019