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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
National Medicare for All Campaign

National Medicare for All Campaign Expands Effective Grassroots Efforts

With us for this podcast is California Nurses Association/National Nurses United community organizer Max Cotterill. Last week nurses stood with Senator Bernie Sanders as he reintroduced his updated Medicare for All bill which now includes a long-term care component. With support for Medicare for All at an all-time high--now is the time to get involved.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
April 23, 2019
Medicare for All presser on Capitol steps

Fox Never Expected This—The Medicare for All Moment

It was an unexpected teaching moment for Fox News -- a lesson that all the fear mongering in your playbook doesn’t carry quite so far when you confront a mass movement for transformative change tha

Holly Miller writing for Common Dreams
April 18, 2019
Nurses rally with Medicare for All banner

Strong 'Medicare for All' legislation is like bargaining a strong union contract

A recent Washington Post article highlighted how National Nurses United and other progressive groups influenced and shaped Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s (D-Wash.) new Medicare for All act into the strongest possible legislation.

NNU Executive Director, Bonnie Castillo, RN, Contributing to The Hill
April 8, 2019
Nurses at Senate press conference for Medicare for All

Largest U.S. Nurses’ Union Praises Sen. Sanders’ for His Medicare for All Bill

Today, National Nurses United (NNU) stood with Senator Bernie Sanders as he reintroduced his updated Medicare for All bill, with backing from several other Senators.

National Nurses United
April 10, 2019
Zenei Cortez, RN

Statement from National Nurses United President Zenei Cortez, RN: New Bill Introduced by Speaker Pelosi Fails to Address Underlying Needs for Providing Comprehensive Health Care

Washington--In response to Speaker Pelosi’s supposed new “sweeping” health care legislation unveiled today, National Nurses United President Zenei Cortez, RN issued the following strongly-worded st

National Nurses United
March 26, 2019
Support the Medicare for All Act

Nurses Applaud San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Unanimous Vote to Support the Medicare for All Act – H.R. 1384

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday night to support a resolution introduced by Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer endorsing the Medicare for All Act, H.R. 1384. Rep. Pramila Jayapal introduced the bill in the House of Representatives last month. The legislation, which already has 107 co-sponsors, would guarantee comprehensive healthcare to all residents, slash patient and family costs for care, and ensure real patient choice.

National Nurses United
March 20, 2019