Source: On the Shambles of the American Health Care System and the Need for Medicare-for-All – CounterPunch.org
Tag: Medicare for All
It’s Time for Public Pharma
Medicare for All was perhaps the best policy litmus test for progressive politicians in the second half of the 2010s. Today, it has rarely looked less likely to become law. Insurance industry lobbying groups, in tandem with the Chamber of Commerce, have figured out how to beat back the popular policy’s advance, even in one-party blue states like California. And yet the necessity of excising the profit motive from the American health care system, which continues on its ignominious pace to produce bottom-barrel results at maximal prices, has never been clearer.
Medicare for All Could Have Prevented More Than 338,000 US Covid Deaths: Study
“Healthcare reform is long overdue in the U.S.,” said the lead author of a new study. “Americans are needlessly losing lives and money.”
Source: Medicare for All Could Have Prevented More Than 338,000 US Covid Deaths: Study
We need medicare for all
The acceptable OOP Max is $0 #MedicareForAll https://t.co/T83V87tk90 pic.twitter.com/tWBpziY5Bn
— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) April 28, 2021
Bernie Is Right. We Should Immediately Expand and Improve Medicare.
Bernie Sanders is pushing to lower the eligibility age for Medicare and boost its coverage by adding dental, hearing, and vision benefits. Bernie’s plan would be a huge step toward Medicare for All.
Source: Bernie Is Right. We Should Immediately Expand and Improve Medicare.
Only Medicare For All Can Beat Covid
The horrible irony is that the one candidate, Sanders, who could have done the most good for pandemic victims, lost the race just when he was most needed. Since then his somewhat muted support for Medicare for All and how uniquely helpful it would be at this historic juncture, is dispiriting. The thought that this relative silence originates in a desire not to offend the candidate, Biden, whom he now supports, is downright depressing. More
Source: Only Medicare For All Can Beat Covid – CounterPunch.org
Why Did Labor Leaders Vote Against Medicare for All in the Middle of a Pandemic?
Earlier this week, four labor leaders voted against including Medicare for All in the Democratic Party platform — a slap in the face to millions of Americans struggling through an unprecedented pandemic. We need a union movement that fights for all workers, both organized and unorganized.
Source: Why Did Labor Leaders Vote Against Medicare for All in the Middle of a Pandemic? | Portside