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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 Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act — H.R. 676 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

 


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
Nurse holding medicare for all sign

‘I can’t afford that’: A viral tweet shows why we need Medicare for all

The concept of “having skin in the game” is popular among those who still believe we can utilize the free market to rein in the cost of health care in the United States. The idea is that if people have to pay a decent percentage of the cost of medical care, they will turn into savvy medical shoppers when they need to see a doctor.

Helaine Olen, The Washington Post
July 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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The Future is Medicare For All

National Nurses Statement on Proposals for Limited Health Care Reform as Opposed to Medicare for All

Efforts to pre-empt the growing mass movement for an expanded and improved Medicare for All by substituting instead a patchwork Medicare for some will only exacerbate the ongoing health care crisis for tens of millions of Americans.

National Nurses United
January 23, 2019
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

Event Canceled - Medicare For All Town Hall Featuring Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

The recently formed Medicare for All Coalition will hold a town hall with U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D, IL-9) at Sullivan High School, 6631 N Bosworth Ave, Chicago, on Monday, November, 26, 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm. The public is welcome.

National Nurses United
November 23, 2018
Senator Bernie Sanders

National Strategy Call to Win Medicare for All, Tuesday, Nov. 13

The Nurses’ Campaign to Win Medicare for All is hosting a national strategy call, Tuesday, Nov. 13, to discuss next steps in organizing for Medicare for All, now that Democrats have won control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections.

National Nurses United
November 12, 2018