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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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Protest expected Wednesday afternoon outside county government building against UPMC Pinnacle closure

Protest expected Wednesday afternoon outside county government building against UPMC Pinnacle closure

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January 30, 2019

Residents and activists opposed to the scheduled closure of UPMC Pinnacle Lancaster are expected to assemble outside the county government this afternoon. Tammy Rojas, a member with Put People First! PA Lancaster, a grassroots organization focused on healthcare access and social equity, said the rally will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday outside the Lancaster County Government Center at 150 N. Queen Street.

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The next six months in the politics of universal health care

The next six months in the politics of universal health care

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January 29, 2019

Despite the federal government shutdown, the struggle over the future of health care is reaching a fever pitch in Washington and in several state capitols. The beginning of the legislation season has kicked off a period in which social movements, organized labor, health care workers, health care industries, chambers of commerce, think tanks, and politicians are all competing to assert their power and advance their visions for the future of health care.

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Punitive Policies Target Low-Wage Workers, Create Barriers to Workers' Comp

Punitive Policies Target Low-Wage Workers, Create Barriers to Workers' Comp

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January 29, 2019

How profit-driven insurance companies and employers use drug testing and other punitive policies to wrongfully deny and deter workers' compensation claims.

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Workers' comp news from around the country

Workers' comp news from around the country

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January 29, 2019

Clean-up workers struggle with toxic exposure, Kentucky seeks to help workers with black lung disease, Pennsylvania cuts off workers' disability payments, and proposed bills seek to protect workers from harassment, discrimination, wage theft, and other illegal treatment.

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Put People First! Pennsylvania Members Fight to Keep Hospital Open

Put People First! Pennsylvania Members Fight to Keep Hospital Open

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January 28, 2019
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Tammy Rojas
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Put People First! Pennsyvlania

January 28, 2019
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Lancaster Residents Dig in for a Fight To Keep UPMC Open
Put People First! PA - Lancaster Healthcare Rights Committee to rally
at office of Lancaster County Commissioners

 

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