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Michael Bloomberg

“Universal healthcare is too expensive” ???

Need help with what to say when you're told universal healthcare is too expensive and will cost $32.6 trillion over the next 10 years? Here are some responses. The media is badly botching the Medicare-for-all debate.
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Medicare for All supporters

Democrats Shouldn’t Abandon Medicare for All Over a Misleading Survey

David Leonhardt of the New York Times has highlighted a survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation that, if true, would suggest that Medicare for All is not nearly as popular as initial polling would suggest. Based on this survey’s results, Leonhardt concludes that Democrats who support the idea are committing an “unforced error.” Unfortunately, that survey is deeply misleading.
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Healthcare Is a Human Right March

Gear Up for Single-Payer

Read the email (below) from Margaret Flowers and the HOPE team, and sign up for Monday's conference call to learn more about the revised single-payer bill in the U.S. House.
Good news! Your phone calls worked. We are starting to get more information about what is in the new version of HR 676: The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act. We met with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal's staff; they shared a chart of the comparison between HR 676, S 1804, and the new bill.
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Health Over Profit

Health Over Profit

Today we have a new Congress and a new opportunity to push for National Improved Medicare for All (NIMA). The current legislation expires and members of Congress will need to introduce new bills.

For the past 16 years, Congressman John Conyers introduced HR 676, our gold standard bill, in every new session of Congress.

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Healthcare advocates

Advocates Call On Jayapal To Release Draft Text Of House Single Payer Bill

Single payer advocates are calling on Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) to share the draft text of HR 676 with the single payer movement for review and input.
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Medicare for All in Midterms

How Did Medicare for All Candidates Fare in the Midterms?

This year, a majority of House Democratic candidates endorsed Medicare for All, according to the union National Nurses United. If you had told me in 2014, or even 2016, that this would happen, I would have frowned at you…
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