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California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat, Shelves State’s Single-Payer Bill

The Healthy California Act, or SB 562, had already passed the state Senate and was making its way through the lower chamber.

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Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Host a Q&A on the Secret GOP Health Care Bill (Video)

In a Facebook Live conversation streamed Monday, the senators took audience questions and examined the future of health care in the U.S.

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



California’s ‘Medicare for All’ Bill Would Cover Everyone, Cut Costs, Analysis Shows

As polling finds strong support in the state for universal coverage, a new financial review shows the proposal would reduce health care spending by almost 20 percent.

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 READ MORE



Republicans Are Putting Single-Payer Health Care on the Table With Their Anti-Obamacare Fanaticism

Sooner or later, we will have universal health care in this country—sooner if the congressional majority succeeds in destroying the Affordable Care Act, later if it fails.

Posted on May 9, 2017 READ MORE



Sen. Dianne Feinstein Benefits From Health Care Lobbyists After Dismissing a Single-Payer System

The California Democrat attended a fundraising event held by a big-pharma lobbying firm a week after constituents booed her stance on single-payer health care. (Pictured, a protester at a Feinstein event in February.)

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Why a Single-Payer Health Care System Is Inevitable

Our real health care choice is either a hugely expensive, for-profit oligopoly or a government-run, single-payer system—like those in place in almost every other advanced economy.

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 READ MORE



Why We Have No Choice but to Try for Progressive Change

Instead of “Yes, we can,” a new slogan adopted by many Democrats this election year is “We shouldn’t even try.”

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Finding a Cure for Bernie Sanders’ and Hillary Clinton’s Health Care Plans

Physicians and Green Party activist/politicians Jill Stein and Margaret Flowers say the two leading Democratic presidential candidates have something in common: covering up the failures of the Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Jan 22, 2016 READ MORE



The Fight Over Obamacare Was a Giant Political Charade

Now that the Supreme Court has preserved the Affordable Care Act and private insurers have won, the real battle for single-payer health care must begin.

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 READ MORE



Affordable Care Act Author Says Single-Payer Health Care Would’ve Been Better

Sen. Tom Harkin openly expresses his regrets about Obamacare; Israel seems headed toward early elections in which Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman may become a “major kingpin”; meanwhile, writer Max Blumenthal explains why he was censored when talking about Israel in Germany. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 4, 2014 READ MORE



Luis J. Rodriguez: From Gang Member to Governor?

There is little that Luis J. Rodriguez has not done in his life.

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Single Payer Is the Only Way Health Care Will Be Affordable

The Affordable Care Act has proven that the private insurance model is too expensive and ineffective; 2013 ended the illusion of true democracy with NSA revelations; meanwhile, Michelle Bachelet, Chile’s new president, vows to provide free higher eduction to all her citizens. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 28, 2013 READ MORE



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Single-Payer Health Care: $570 Billion Cheaper

Economist Gerald Friedman has what looks to be the silver bullet against the claim that single-payer health care is infeasible on economic grounds, showing how “Medicare for all” could save billions of dollars while improving millions of lives.

Posted on Apr 14, 2012 READ MORE


Health Care: Conservatives Are Their Own Worst Enemies

If Obamacare is struck down, a much more far-reaching overhaul of the health care system will be inevitable.

Posted on Mar 30, 2012 READ MORE



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Health Care: We’re All in This Together

Gatherings of my generation inevitably end up with deep conversations about aches and pains and medical insurance. Sad. In France, people talk about food and wine.

Posted on Mar 28, 2012 READ MORE



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Vermont Approves Universal Health Care

With the governor’s blessing, Vermont made history Thursday as the first state to enact a comprehensive single-payer health care system. There’s hope for the rest of us, as Amy Goodman pointed out: “Canada’s single-payer health care system started as an experiment in one province, Saskatchewan.”

Posted on May 26, 2011 READ MORE


Vermont Makes History, Passes Universal Health Care

President Obama’s attempt to reform health care took a massive amount of time and energy, while achieving little. But, as Vermont just showed, there is another way to go about revamping America’s corrupt medical system: state by state.

Posted on Apr 30, 2011 READ MORE



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German Socialists Make Do Without Socialized Medicine

Germany is one of the world’s great welfare states, but the country’s health care system isn’t strictly socialist. Nonetheless, lots of options, tight regulation and universal coverage are helping Germans live longer than Americans. Might the German example offer a way out of America’s health care struggles?

Posted on Oct 8, 2009 READ MORE



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Health Care Reform by Medicare Expansion

The best way to achieve universal health care in the U.S. is by expanding the popular and effective federal Medicare program. This restructuring would gradually extend benefits, first to the most needy and eventually to the entire population.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009 READ MORE


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Health Care’s Enigma in Chief

The most stunning and least reported news about President Obama’s press conference with health industry executives this week wasn’t those executives’ willingness to negotiate with a Democrat. It was that Democrat’s eagerness to involve those executives in a discussion about health care reform even as they revealed their previous plans to pilfer $2 trillion from Americans.

Posted on May 15, 2009 READ MORE


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Baucus’ Raucous Caucus

Single-payer advocates have been protesting in Senate Finance Committee hearings, chaired by Democratic Montana Sen. Max Baucus. Last week, at a committee hearing with 15 industry speakers, not one represented the single-payer perspective.

Posted on May 13, 2009 READ MORE


Put Single-Payer on the Table

Obama promises health-care reform, but he has taken single-payer health care off the table. While single-payer reduces the administrative costs and removes the profit that insurance companies add to health-care delivery, such solutions get almost no space in the debate.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009 READ MORE


The Single-Payer Solution

As the media coverage of the Democratic presidential race continues to focus on lapel pins and pastors, America is ailing.

Posted on Apr 23, 2008 READ MORE


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