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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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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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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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