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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

 


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Global Nurses United Press Clips

See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients.

Global Nurses United
June 22, 2020

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
April 30, 2019

 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

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

Nurses hold signs "Racism is a Public Health Crisis"

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
September 20, 2019

CalCare logo for California Guaranteed Healthcare for All

Nurses applaud introduction of CalCare bill to implement a single-payer system in California

Renewing its commitment to the larger fight for health care justice, the California Nurses Association (CNA) is pleased to sponsor Assembly Bill 1400 (Kalra), the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act (CalCare), which would guarantee comprehensive, high-quality health care to all California residents as a human right.

California Nurses Association
February 19, 2021

Nurse holding sign "We need Medicare for All"

National Nurses United to Host Strategy Call on Medicare for All, Need for Systemic Reform

Before summer’s end, an estimated 27 million people will lose their health insurance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to the 29 million who were uninsured before this pandemic even began. In response to the dire need for systemic reform, National Nurses United will be hosting a Summer Strategy Call for thousands of activists across the country.

National Nurses United
July 13, 2020

Nurse holding medicare for all sign

Nurse leader to testify on Medicare for All Act (H.R. 1384) at hearing scheduled in powerful House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee

National Nurses United (NNU) President Jean Ross, RN will testify in support of the Medicare for All Act of 2019 (H.R. 1384) before the Health Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives at a critical hearing on Medicare for All on Dec. 10.

National Nurses United
December 5, 2019