EPSPAN News

Medicare Just Turned 53, and We Need to Turn to National Improved Medicare for All

July 30 marked a special anniversary. When Medicare was born 53 years ago, there was a collective sigh of relief by people 65 and older who hadn’t been able to afford healthcare. Their loved ones sighed, too, as Medicare cards rolled out. Imagine a photograph of everyone you care about. Imagine, regardless of age, they all are able to get the healthcare they need. Imagine, like you and everyone living in our country, we all receive a card for a vastly improved version of Medicare for all.
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Healthcare for All

Even Libertarians Admit Medicare for All Would Save Trillions

A new study from a libertarian think tank admits that Medicare for All would save a whopping $2 trillion.

A new report found that Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" plan would cause healthcare costs for the federal government to skyrocket, but it would also end up saving the US money.
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duck disguise

How to spot a fake health care reform proposal

Imitation plans like Medicare Extra (Center for American Progress) and Healthy America Program (Urban Institute): •Fail to cover all Americans. •Require out-of-pocket spending for medically necessary care. •Protect the profits of private insurance companies. •Make our complex “system” more complicated. •Restrict patients choice of doctor.
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Eastern Panhandle Single-Payer Action Network

Local Single-Payer Workshop June 7

Eastern Panhandle Single-Payer Action Network presents: Stumped by Single-Payer Skeptics? Mark your calendar, and don’t miss: “Talking Effectively About Improved Medicare for All” Thursday. June 7, 6:15-9:15 pm Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church 100 W. Washington St., Shepherdstown WV — Nationally known labor activist Mark Dudzic* will share the ins and outs of single-payer, to include: why the Affordable Care Act…
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Save the VA

Save the VA

It is no secret that there is an attack on our public health insurances and public health systems by the profiteers who want the public dollars for themselves. The VA is worth almost $200 billion a year and private health industries are eager to get a piece of that. … We, as supporters of single payer healthcare, such as National Improved Medicare for All (NIMA), must defend our single payer health systems. We need to act quickly because the House of Representatives voted last week to pass a bill, the VA Mission Act of 2018, that would shunt veterans into private clinics, close VA hospitals and place excessive burdens on the VA without providing more resources. The bill is expected to be voted on by the Senate on Wednesday, so we need to act now! Call your senators at 833-480-1637 and tell them you strongly oppose the VA MISSION Act (S. 2372). See details and call scripts here.
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Eastern Panhandle Single-Payer Action Network

Talking Effectively About Improved Medicare for All

  • Thursday. June 7, 6:15–9:15pm; Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church. 100 West Washington Street
Stumped by Single-Payer Skeptics? In the workshop, nationally known Mark Dudzic, will cover:
  • Why the Affordable Care Act can't be fixed and why a public option is not sustainable
  • Using words and phrases that resonate with conservatives
  • Talking points about the single-payer bills in Congress
  • Your questions
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