Medicare For All Press Releases

Submitted by ADonahue on March 22, 2021
Group image of NNU President Jean Ross, RN; Senator Bernie Sanders; NNU Executive Director Bonnie Castillo, RN; and NNU President Zenei Triunfo-Cortez, RN

Nurses applaud reintroduction of Senate Medicare for All legislation

Nurses across the country applaud the reintroduction of Medicare for All legislation in the U.S. Senate. NNU has long supported Medicare for All because health care is a human right.

National Nurses United
May 12, 2022

NNU Executive Director Bonnie Castillo

Nursing leader Bonnie Castillo, RN, to testify in support of Medicare for All at Senate hearing

Castillo, head of the country’s largest nursing union and professional association, will appear on Thursday, March 12, during a Senate Budget Committee hearing.

National Nurses United
May 11, 2022

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Person holding heart CalCare sign and placing flag on car.

Nurses praise Assembly Health Committee passage of guaranteed health care bill as ‘hope for California’

CNA today congratulated the Assembly Health Committee chair and committee members for approving the single-payer Guaranteed Health Care for All Act (CalCare), AB 1400 Tuesday night.

California Nurses Association
January 12, 2022

CalCare: California Guaranteed Health Care for All

California Nurses Association holds day of action, demands guaranteed health care for all people in California

In 15 cities across the state, nurses and organizers are demanding that the state pass AB 1400 (CalCare).

California Nurses Association
January 8, 2022

Person holding sign: "Love it, improve it, Medicare for All!"

17 National Unions Demand Congress Expand and Improve Medicare Coverage

Joint union letter calls for lowering age eligibility, vision/dental coverage, out-of-pocket cap, and drug price negotiation.

National Nurses United
July 23, 2021

Nurses outside Capitol building

Registered Nurses Honor National Nurses Week with Lobby Days For Federal Legislation to Protect Patients and Nurses

Hundreds of registered nurses from across the country will meet virtually with federal lawmakers on May 4-10 to urge them to step up measures to improve protections for hospital patients and nurses and other health care workers across the country.

National Nurses United
May 3, 2021

CalCare: California Guaranteed Health Care for All

California nurses say that delaying action on establishing guaranteed health care for the state is a mistake, Californians cannot wait

Lawmakers today are choosing to delay for another year action on AB 1400, the bill known as CalCare that would establish a guaranteed, single-payer health system for all California residents, using the excuse that they need to hash out more details and decide how to finance it.

California Nurses Association
April 21, 2021

Nurse raising fist and holding sign "We need Medicare For All!"

Nurses applaud the introduction of Medicare for All Act of 2021

National Nurses United applauds the introduction of the Medicare for All Act of 2021, introduced by Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and co-sponsored by more than half of the House Democratic Caucus including 14 committee chairs and key leadership Members.

National Nurses United
March 17, 2021

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