Labor Campaign For Single Payer
Fighting for Health Care for All in the Age of Trump

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Picking Up the Pieces

Six months of heroic resistance by millions of Americans has brought the Republican Trumpcare juggernaut to a dead standstill.  This week, Senate leaders officially announced that they were taking a breather from their holy crusade to gut Medicaid and deprive over 20 million of their fellow citizens of healthcare in order to give a huge […]

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What’s Next?

Last November, Trump promised to convene a special session of Congress as soon as he was sworn in to “immediately repeal and replace Obamacare.” It would happen “very, very quickly.” And with Republicans firmly in control of all three branches of government it appeared to be unstoppable. But it turns out that large majorities of Americans are […]

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All hands on deck!

The draft of the Senate healthcare legislation is finally out and it is even worse than the House version. It retains nearly all of the mean-spirited provisions of the House bill–a bill that Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern called “so cartoonishly malicious that I can picture someone twirling their mustache as he drafted it in his […]

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Momentum!

Something big is happening. In the face of a relentless assault by the Trump Administration and the Republican Congress on the very idea of social insurance, the movement for expanded and improved Medicare for All is getting stronger every day! On April 8, activists in over 60 cities answered the Campaign for Guaranteed Healthcare’s call […]

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Campaign for Guaranteed Healthcare Launched

Our country is at a critical crossroads: we cannot afford to go further down the road of poor access paid for by high and rising costs, and we won’t stand by while Medicare is voucherized, Medicaid is block-granted, the Veterans Administration privatized, and public support for workers’ and low-income peoples’ healthcare is cut. Instead, we […]

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New LCSP Briefing Paper: Multi-Employer Plans, Taft-Hartley Funds & Single Payer Healthcare

Unions often participate in multi-employer plans and Taft-Hartley health and welfare funds to provide healthcare coverage for their members.  These plans often provide some of the best healthcare available to working class Americans, especially for workers in temporary jobs and jobs with irregular hours, multiple employers and/or low wages. This briefing paper shows how a […]

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