Medicare for All press releases

Submitted by ADonahue on February 15, 2023

Statewide Canvasses Launched for SB 562 and Medicare-for-All Beginning August 19

The California Nurses Association, Healthy California campaign, Our Revolution and #KnockEveryDoor are launching coordinated canvasses of assembly districts across the state beginning this Saturday, August 19th, to engage community members with the campaign for SB 562, legislation to win guaranteed healthcare for all California residents.

California Nurses Association
August 18, 2017

Nurses: Senate Bid to Repeal ACA Should Be Signal to Democrats to Push for Real Reform

National Nurses United today said while it continues to oppose Senate Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Democrats should acknowledge concerns about ACA shortcomings as a signal to push for real, transformative reform, an improved and expanded Medicare for all.

National Nurses United
July 25, 2017

RNs to Join DC Actions Wednesday to Press Senate, Stop Bid to Kill ACA, Pass Real Reform

National Nurses United members from across the U.S. join actions with other activists Wednesday to press Senate members to halt, once and for all, efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and instead guarantee healthcare for every American by enacting Medicare for all.

National Nurses United
July 18, 2017

‘People’s Health Committee’ Convenes July 11 to Show Calif. Dems How to Guarantee Healthcare

With Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon continuing to prevent California’s single-payer healthcare bill, S.B. 562, from moving forward in the state Assembly, the Healthy California campaign—350 organizations representing more than six million Californians—will convene Tuesday, July 11 for a “People’s Health Committee”.

California Nurses Association
July 10, 2017

Statement by CA Nurses on Decision By Assembly Speaker Rendon to Block Healthcare Reform

The California Nurses Association condemns the decision by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to destroy the aspirations of millions of Californians for guaranteed health care without being bankrupted or forced to skip needed care.

Deborah Burger, RN, co-president, California Nurses Association
June 23, 2017

Nurses Call on Senate Republicans to Halt Passage of ‘Mean’ Health Care Legislation

National Nurses United today called on Senate Republicans to halt efforts to pass the secretive bill being rushed through Senate that could rip away health coverage for tens of millions and severely punish the sickest Americans with much higher out of pocket costs for health coverage.

National Nurses United
June 22, 2017

Town Hall on the Healthy California Act SB 562 Planned June 22 in Healdsburg

The campaign for the Healthy California Act is inviting area residents to a community town hall meeting in Healdsburg, Calif. on Thursday, June 22, to learn about SB 562, a bill introduced in the California Senate in February that would guarantee health care to all Californians by establishing a Medicare-for-all type system.

California Nurses Association
June 20, 2017

RNs in support of SB 562

California Senate Says "Yes" to Guaranteed Healthcare for All

On a 23 to 14 vote, the California Senate put their stamp of approval on SB 562, a Medicare for all-type/single payer bill that would bring the dream of guaranteeing health care to all Californians.

California Nurses Association
June 1, 2017

Estimated cost for single-payer in CA reduced by billions in analysis sponsored by supporters

With a state Senate vote possibly imminent on a single-payer health system for California, supporters Wednesday released a study estimating it would cut spending on healthcare in the state by 18% and cost tens of billions of dollars less than the state's estimate for the plan.

Patrick McGreevy, LA Times
May 31, 2017

Healthcare is a Human Right

New Findings – SB 562 Would Cut State Spending on Healthcare by 18% – and Guarantee Care for All

SB 562, the Healthy California Act, would cut current spending on healthcare in California by 18 percent – and produce substantial savings for households in healthcare costs as a share of their income, and California businesses, which would also see reduced payroll costs for health care expenditures, according to new research findings released today.

California Nurses Association
May 31, 2017