Efforts to pre-empt the growing mass movement for an expanded and improved Medicare for All by substituting instead a patchwork Medicare for some will only exacerbate the ongoing health care crisis for tens of millions of Americans.
• Medicare For All
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.
Nurses across the country are off to a great start with a grassroots movement to demand Medicare for All.
• Medicare For All• Nurse Talk
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