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Big Problems Demand Big Solutions: Congress Must Expand Medicare Coverage to Everyone in America for the Duration of the Crisis

A Statement from the Labor Campaign for Single Payer On April 14, Representatives Scott (D., VA), Horsford (D., NV) and Dingell (D., MI) introduced the Worker Health Coverage Protection Act. The Bill would fully pay the health insurance premiums for all laid off and furloughed workers who would otherwise qualify for COBRA coverage. The COBRA law allows certain […]

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How Medicare for All Would Fix Both Public Health and the Economy

Big problems demand bold solutions. The Labor Campaign for Single Payer is calling on Congress to expand Medicare coverage to everyone in America for the duration of the crisis. All Medicare deductibles and Part B premiums should be waived for the duration and Medicare should be empowered to negotiate all drug and medical equipment prices, to put […]

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What the New Year Will Bring

When the history of healthcare justice in the United States is written, 2020 will be seen as a pivotal year. Let’s take a moment to consider how far we’ve come: Moving Congress. Ever since the 1970’s, single-payer bills have languished in the U.S. Congress, usually completely ignored by the Democratic leadership. In May of 2009, Senator Max […]

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Now Is the Time to Win Medicare for All!

“Now is the time to win Medicare for All!” So said Minnesota Nurses Association Executive Director Rose Roach in her opening keynote on behalf of National Nurses United at last month’s National Single Payer Strategy Conference. Roach went on to explain why Medicare for All “is deeply personal for nurses” and warned attendees not to be co-opted […]

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Register for National Strategy Conference

register now The Labor Campaign for Single Payer and Healthcare Now will host a joint National Strategy Conference October 18-20 in Portland, Oregon. Registration is now open for this important event and all unions active in the fight to win Medicare for All are invited to send a delegation. Register Here for the National Single-Payer Strategy Conference October 18-20. This conference […]

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Don’t Fall for the Old Okie-Doke

Two weeks out from the midterm elections it is important to remember that politicians often say one thing and do another. Nowhere is this hypocrisy more apparent than in the current flock of Republican candidates who swear that they will protect Americans against insurance company discrimination based on pre-existing conditions while spending much of the last […]

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This is our moment! Lessons from Minneapolis

In June 2018, nearly 400 labor and social movement activists came together in Minneapolis for the National Single Payer Strategy Conference. The meeting was jointly sponsored by the Labor Campaign for Single Payer and Healthcare Now. Over 3 days, attendees marched through the streets of Minneapolis for guaranteed healthcare, listened to important plenary presentations, participated in […]

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Labor’s Stake in Medicare for All

There are still those in the labor movement who believe that unionists should oppose single-payer Medicare for All because good union-negotiated benefits strengthen member loyalty and help to organize new members. This misunderstanding persists because the provision of healthcare is deeply embedded in the employment relationship. More than 150 million people in the United States […]

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