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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

 


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
Medicare for All PhRMA Action in Washington DC

The health care corporate execs can’t hold back this tide for Medicare for All

If you still wonder about the growing popularity of the movement for Medicare for All, consider this simple question @AllOnMedicare, one of the more

Jean Ross, RN
May 8, 2019
What Nurses Really Wants

This Nurses Week, all the pizza in the world won’t make up for our employers’ lack of respect

Each year, there’s a special week to honor America’s most trusted profession: nurses! We become nurses because it’s our calling, and we do it for our patients, not for accolades. But we also know that the oath we take to help and heal all people — is constantly hindered by employers who cut corners to boost profits. And that makes management’s “We appreciate you!” box of Krispy Kremes during Nurses Week fall a bit flat.

Bonnie Castillo , Executive Director of National Nurses United
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
National Nurses United

209 Economists Endorse Medicare for All Ahead of House Budget Hearing

209 economists have signed a public statement supporting Medicare for All. The letter calls the current health care system “exorbitant and wasteful” and asserts that “the time is now to create a universal, single-payer, Medicare for All health care system in the United States.”

National Nurses United
May 21, 2019
El Paso Nurses To Hold Medicare for All Rally

El Paso Nurses To Hold Medicare for All Rally at Offices of Rep. Will Hurd (TX-23)

El Paso-area registered nurses will rally Wednesday afternoon to demand Texas Rep. Will Hurd support HR 1384, the Medicare for All Act of 2019, National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU) announced today.

National Nurses United
May 7, 2019
Nurses outside Capitol

Nurses Call Congressional Budget Office Report “an Important Step Forward in the Process of Achieving Medicare for All”

“Coming off of yesterday’s historic House Rules Committee hearing on Medicare for All, and a newly announced, impending hearing in the Ways and Means Committee, nurses are excited to see Congress further taking this life-saving legislation seriously by releasing a CBO report on Medicare for All.

National Nurses United