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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. 1129 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

 


National Nurses United union members wave "Medicare-for-all" signs

A Big Hearing For ‘Medicare-For-All’ — In A Small Room

The first congressional hearing on a “Medicare-for-all” bill in at least a decade took place Tuesday, but without the usual phalanx of T-shirted supporters — or even the presidential candidates — w

California Healthline
 Medicare for All Hearing

'Historic Step' Toward Healthcare Justice as First-Ever Medicare for All Hearing Set for Next Week

In what grassroots activists celebrated as a "historic step" toward a just healthcare system that places the needs of patients over corporate profits, the House Rules Committee announced late Tuesday that it will hold the first-ever congressional hearing on Medicare for All next week.

Jake Johnson, Common Dreams writer
April 29, 2019
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
My hero Ady Barkan

Video: My hero Ady Barkan and I discuss health care as a human right

It’s not every day that nurses, who are duty bound to protect our patients — experience a patient fighting just as hard to protect us. But it’s not every day that we meet someone like Ady Barkan.

Bonnie Castillo , Executive Director of National Nurses United
October 31, 2019
Impact of structural racism in our nation’s health care system

What Algorithms Tell Us About Structural Racism in Health Care

A research study on a commercial computer program used to allocate health care resources on predicted future health care costs provided a window on the ongoing pervasive impact of structural racism in our nation’s health care system.

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of National Nurses United
October 29, 2019
Nurses from 25 countries

Nurses from 25 countries unite to demand “People and the planet over profits!”

Save one life, you’re a hero. Save a hundred lives, you’re a nurse. Gather together six continent’s worth of union nurse leaders — and you’re a force of healing that can change the world!

Bonnie Castillo , Executive Director of National Nurses United
Here for our patients

RNs Commend House Hearing on the Urgent Need to Expand the Federal Approach to the Opioid Crisis

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform will hold a hearing Wednesday, June 19 on the current inadequate federal approach to opioid treatment and the need to expand care. National Nurses United President Jean Ross, RN, will testify.

National Nurses United
June 18, 2019
Nurses rally for medicare for all

Statement from National Nurses United Executive Director Bonnie Castillo, RN: Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Medicare for All a historic moment in the fight for health care reform

Following today’s hearing on the Medicare for All Act of 2019 in the Ways and Means Committee, Bonnie Castillo, RN, Executive Director of National Nurses United (NNU) has issued the below state

Bonnie Castillo, RN, Executive Director of National Nurses United
June 12, 2019
Medicare for all signs

Statement from National Nurses United Executive Director Bonnie Castillo, RN: Budget Committee Hearing Shows Momentum for Medicare for All

Following today’s hearing on single-payer health care in the House Budget Committee, National Nurses United (NNU) issued the following statement:
 

National Nurses United
May 22, 2019