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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
Love It! Improve It! Medicare For All!

What the midterms taught us: A ‘PEOPLE’S WAVE’ is rising. And we WILL win Medicare for All.

From record voter turnout — to mass grassroots door knocking, phone banking and volunteering, the win the pundits overlooked is the win of a rising “people’s wave.” This mass movement, a rebuke to the corporate agenda, is not beholden to election cycles or candidates, but rather to the issues themselves, from health care; to environmental, racial and economic justice; to voting rights.

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director, National Nurses United
November 8, 2018
RNs march for Medicare For All

How to Fully Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions — Medicare for All

In George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the top dog, or pig in this case, Napoleon can’t get the land to produce food, so he makes it up. For example, Napoleon orders nearly barren storage bins be loaded up almost to the brim with sand, deceiving a human onlooker to report there was no food shortage on the farm. After he finally leaves the White House, Trump could play Napoleon in a remake of Animal Farm.

National Nurses United
October 29, 2018
Nurses calling for Medicare for all

Nurses’ Response to Trump’s Op-Ed on Medicare for All

Nurses have long campaigned for ending disgraces like this with an improved and expanded Medicare for all. We see the patients forced to make painful choices between the critical care they need or paying their housing or heating bills, even parents who’ve become homeless to pay for care for a sick child...

Deborah Burger, RN, Zenei Cortez, RN, and Jean Ross, RN
October 12, 2018
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
Medicare For All Congressional Caucus

New Survey – In Over Half of Congressional Races, Democratic Candidates Support Medicare for All

With just two weeks to go before the showdown mid-term election, a new survey by National Nurses United (NNU) reveals that in 52 percent of Congressional races, Democratic Party candidates across the U.S. support Medicare for All.

National Nurses United
October 23, 2018