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Medicare for All

Astronomical healthcare costs and lack of access continue to drive individuals, families and businesses past their breaking point while insurance companies continue to soak-up billions of healthcare dollars as millions of children's basic needs go unmet. NNU supports a Medicare for all healthcare system that requires each participating state to set up and administer comprehensive healthcare services as an entitlement for all, through a progressively financed, single-payer system, administered by the states.

Medicare has provided guaranteed healthcare for millions of American seniors for more than 51 years. It’s time we have a Medicare for all, single-payer healthcare system that would end health disparities, effectively control costs, and assure that everyone has equal access to an excellent standard of care.

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‘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
progressives debate transition to single payer

Progressives Debate Transitioning to a Single Payer System

FEATURING JOSHUA HOLLAND AND MICHAEL LIGHTY – Soon after the GOP lost its last bid to repeal the Affordable Care Act, two Democratic House members, John Conyers and Ro Khanna challenged Representat

Rising Up with Sonali Kolhatkar
November 13, 2017

Nurses, teachers urge voters to 'repeal, replace' GOP congressman over Obamacare

Organizers held a "mock duel" outside the office, a reference a controversy last week during which Farenthold, on the 1440 Keys radio show, singled out "some female senators from the Northeast" as part of the reason the Senate had not done away with and replaced the Affordable Care Act.

Chris Ramirez, Corpus Christi Caller-Times
July 31, 2017
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On Eve of NHS 70th Anniversary, Thousands March in U.S., U.K. to say ‘Healthcare is a Human Right!’

The United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) turns 70 on July 5, an anniversary marked by a people’s movement to demand that the under-attack NHS be free, for all, forever.

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director, National Nurses United
July 2, 2018
Michael Lighty, Director of Public Policy for California Nurses Association

A Conversation with Michael Lighty - A Labor-Based Movement For Medicare for All

Join us for this special edition podcast with Director of Public Policy for National Nurses United, Michael Lighty. In Michael’s article he notes, the labor movement exists to stop money from being the metric of value and power. Healthcare is exhibit A for money as the metric (see Elizabeth Rosenthal’s book, “American Sickness”).

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
April 3, 2018
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Piecemeal bills will not fix California's health care. Single payer is the only solution

Last June, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon unilaterally blocked public hearings, amendments and legislative votes on 

Deborah Burger, Special to The Sacramento Bee
Congressional Scorecard

National Progressive Organizations Announce New Congressional Scorecard on Public Health, Environmental Issues

The scorecard shows which members of Congress have co-sponsored five key bills that would collectively ensure a strong, just future of public health and environmental protection in the United States.

National Nurses United
Medicare For All

Nurses: Far right Mercatus Study Illustrates Why Medicare for All is the Fix for Nation’s Health

Efforts by the Koch network linked Mercatus Center to undermine the growing movement for Medicare for all only illustrate why Medicare for All is the only real solution for an escalating health care crisis in the U.S.

National Nurses United
July 31, 2018
Nurses for Medicare for All

Nurses Welcome Formation of House Medicare for All Caucus Amidst Growing Support for Single Payer

National Nurses United is enthusiastically welcoming the inaugural formation to be announced Thursday of a House Medicare for All Caucus, the latest sign of growing support for guaranteed healthcare for all through an improved and expanded Medicare for all, single payer system.

National Nurses United