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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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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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AFL-CIO: We Support Medicare for All!

Stating that , “We have a real opportunity to achieve the labor movement’s historic demand for health care as a basic human right,” delegates at the AFL-CIO Convention today approved a resolution promising that America’s largest labor federation will play a leading role in the fight for Medicare for All. This resolution, said USW President Leo Gerard […]

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Time to Call the Question: The AFL-CIO Should Endorse the Medicare For All Bill

On September 13, Senator Bernie Sanders introduced S 1804–The Medicare for All Act of 2017 into the U.S. Senate. Sixteen U.S. Senators signed on as cosponsors. More than a dozen national unions endorsed the Bill. The fight against Trumpcare and the Republican attacks on public health programs has produced a sea change in popular opinion.  A majority of […]

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Single-payer health care – its time has come: Mark Dimondstein (Opinion)

Published in Cleveland.com September 20th 9:17 AM EST WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congress is back from its summer recess and the problems with our nation’s health care system haven’t gone away. How to fix health care is once again being hotly debated. Recently, President Donald Trump warned Republican senators that they must do something or be confronted with […]

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