Why the Argument that Medicare for All Will Curtail “Freedom” Is So, So Wrong

Why the Argument that Medicare for All Will Curtail “Freedom” Is So, So Wrong

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October 15, 2019
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Joe Biden and other centrists are deploying cynical arguments to defend the for-profit insurance system. We shouldn’t buy it.

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Expect More Health Industry Spin At Thursday’s Democratic Debate

Expect More Health Industry Spin At Thursday’s Democratic Debate

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September 11, 2019
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Expect More Health Industry Spin At Thursday’s Democratic Debate

Andrew Perez | September 11, 2019

 

Hospital, drug, and insurance companies battling plans that would cut into their profits by providing health care for all Americans are spending money like it's 2009 again -- and using the same playbook to frame the debate.

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Economists endorsed a unified public insurance system, not a fractured multi-payer insurance system

Economists endorsed a unified public insurance system, not a fractured multi-payer insurance system

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August 1, 2019

247 economists sent a letter to Congress supporting a universal, publicly financed, single-payer Medicare for All system to guarantee health care for all while also reducing health care costs.

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Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting on how the health insurance industry warped media coverage

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting on how the health insurance industry warped media coverage

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July 1, 2019

‘Government-Run Healthcare’ Is a Product of Health Industry–Run Media 

by MICHAEL CORCORAN

 

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253 economists sign letter backing Medicare for All

253 economists sign letter backing Medicare for All

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May 21, 2019

253 economists have signed a public statement supporting Medicare for All. The letter calls the current health care system “exorbitant and wasteful” and asserts that “the time is now to create a universal, single-payer, Medicare for All health care system in the United States.”

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The Nation on "The Human-Rights Agenda Underlying the 2019 Medicare for All Bill"

The Nation on "The Human-Rights Agenda Underlying the 2019 Medicare for All Bill"

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March 21, 2019
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The Nation summarizes our recent human rights assessment of the Medicare for All Act, explaining how treating health care as a human right requires guaranteeing equal access to all and building accountability, transparency, and participatory democracy into the health care system. Medicare for All is the only proposal out there that meets those standards.

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Common Dreams: Jayapal's Medicare for All Bill 'Sets a New Standard' for Guaranteeing Healthcare as a Human Right

Common Dreams: Jayapal's Medicare for All Bill 'Sets a New Standard' for Guaranteeing Healthcare as a Human Right

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February 27, 2019

The Medicare for All Act of 2019 "sets a new standard for universally and equitably guaranteeing healthcare as a human right in the United States." That's according to a new comprehensive assessment (pdf) of the legislation released Wednesday by the National Economic & Social Rights Initiative.

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NESRI Releases Human Rights Assessment of Medicare for All Act of 2019

NESRI Releases Human Rights Assessment of Medicare for All Act of 2019

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February 12, 2019

The Act Would Set a New Standard for Guaranteeing Health Care as a Human Right in the United States, the Assessment Finds

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What is the national health care debate really about? Splinter breaks it down.

What is the national health care debate really about? Splinter breaks it down.

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February 20, 2019

Splinter has published a great piece, "The Only Guide to 'Medicare for All' That You Will Ever Need," that explains the health care debate currently playing out in the Democratic Party between calls for "Medicare for All" and proposals for a "public option." Author Timothy Faust explains:

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Contributors Medicaid work requirements don’t work. Maine was right to reject them.

Contributors Medicaid work requirements don’t work. Maine was right to reject them.

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January 26, 2019
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The following op-ed was written by Mark James, a member of the Southern Maine Workers' Center, with Meaghan LaSala, the board chair of the Workers’ Center

 

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