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Single Payer Myths: Removing People From Employer Plans

Critics argue that single payer has a unique problem in that it would remove people from employer-provided health plans. … One remarkable aspect of this particular criticism (which I am going to call the “switching pain” criticism) is that it never seems to be fleshed out beyond a few sentences. I do not know why exactly this is. But one reason might be because, when you do so, the argument becomes totally indefensible. …
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C-Span Debate

“Can a Single Payer Health System Work in the U.S.?”

Watch the debate between Michael Tanner, Cato Institute and Dr Margaret Flowers, Health Over Profit and Physicians for a National Health Plan on C-Span’s Washington Journal.
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Ann Coulter

In Memory of Ann Coulter

In Memory of Ann Coulter, 1944 to September 20, 2017. Ann Coulter (also known as The Good Ann Coulter) stayed engaged in the effort to achieve single-payer until the day she died.
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Medicare for All-091417

Medicare for All Act of 2017, S.1804 — Resources

Selected Resources: Executive Summary of the Medicare for All Act of 2017; text of the bill; Options to Finance Medicare for All White Paper by Senator Sanders; and unofficial summaries of Medicare for All Act by Physicians for a National Health Program and Health Affairs.
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091317 PNHP Action

PNHP — Time to Win Support for Single-Payer

From Carol A. Paris, M.D., President, Physicians for a National Health Program: I’m pleased to announce that Sen. Bernie Sanders, a longtime single-payer advocate, has filed a landmark single-payer bill in the Senate. But this is just the beginning. We must now work even harder.
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Constitution Day Lecture (free!): The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution

Reserve your seat for the free Constitution Day lecture, The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic, on Thursday, September 14, 7pm, at The Byrd Center for Congressional History on the campus of Shepherd University.
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Podcast - Road to Single Payer

Podcast – Road to Single Payer Debate

Even if you agree that single payer is the goal, there will be debate on how to get there. Check out the inaugural Single Payer Action Podcast: Jon Walker and Dr. Margaret Flowers Debate The Road to Single Payer.
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Medicare for all ages

Medicare for All Ages

What if each person in this photo could have the basic healthcare he or she needs without insurance? What if he or she did not have to pay a deductible or a co-pay to get care? What if all he or she needed was a card – like a Medicare card? Members of the Eastern…
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US Capitol

Congressional Visit Report

EPSPAN organized a delegation of seven constituents who visited Senators Manchin and Capito in their Washington, DC offices on July 12, 2017. We met with Senator Manchin’s healthcare aides and with Senator Capito herself and asked both to: Continue staunch opposition to the current no-(health) care bill Accept the invitation by Canadian-born West Virginian business owner,…
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