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Bonnie Castillo

Bonnie Castillo

Bonnie Castillo, RN is the executive director of National Nurses United. Follow her on Twitter: @NNUBonnie

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Trump Is a Health Hazard: The Choice Is Clear on Labor and Workers' Rights in November

Trump sold himself as a champion of workers, but nurses know it was just a façade.

Bonnie Castillo ·


Bernie Sanders Best Represents Nurses' Values

The Sanders campaign is premised on building a mass movement for transformative change. Nurses are too.

Bonnie Castillo ·


Medicare for All Will Take a Movement, Not a Politician

Two prominent single-payer activists—one who backs Elizabeth Warren and another who back Bernie Sanders—explain why winning Medicare for All us going to be one epic battle.

Ady Barkan ·


What Algorithms Tell Us About Structural Racism in Health Care

In a medical system premised on profits and ability to pay, racial disparity presents in ability to afford the high cost of premiums, deductibles and co-pays that disproportionately discourages African Americans from getting needed medical care.

Bonnie Castillo ·


Nurses Stand in Solidarity With Congressional Women of Color

We are proud of Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley for their outspoken advocacy. We could not be more appreciative of their activism and voice on behalf of all of us.

Bonnie Castillo ·


Medicare for All Means Real Choice: One Health Card, Good Anywhere You Go

You can go to any doctor, any hospital or clinic or other provider you prefer. All networks are gone. So are all surprise medical bills. So are all out of network charges. So are all premiums, all deductibles, all co-pays for such basics as emergency care, doctor's visits, mental health, dental, vision, long term care, and so much more.

Bonnie Castillo ·


Medicare for All Is Coming... Because Even the "Insured" Are Not Safe in This For-Profit System

So-called "experts" tell us that Americans love this system and it would be too costly or too complicated to change it. But even those with private insurance or employee-provided coverage know this simply is not true.

Bonnie Castillo ·


2020 Candidates Will Have to Choose a Side—the Health Insurance Industry or the People

We expect corporate attacks. But the people see through them. We expect our future leaders to see through them, too.

Bonnie Castillo ·

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