Chuck Idelson

Chuck Idelson is the Communications Senior Strategist for National Nurses United, the nation's largest union and professional organization of registered nurses with 150,000 members.

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Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest in the US Capitol Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Photo: Saul Loeb/ AFP) Views
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Confederates in the Capitol: The Re-enactment of a Lost Cause
Pundits desperately searching for a historical analogy for the storming of the U.S. Capitol have seized on August 1814, when the British army burned the Capitol in retaliation for the U.S. assault on the Canadian capital a year earlier. But there's a more apt comparison. Fifty years later, in July...
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U.S. President Donald Trump is flanked by Vice President Mike Pence while speaking during a news briefing on the latest development of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House March 18, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Frontline Nurses Condemn Trump's Racism and Cruelty Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Leaders of National Nurses United are calling on President Trump and other Republican officials to stop using racist and xenophobic language targeting China and Chinese people for the global novel coronavirus pandemic. "It is alarming to hear our highest public officials calling this dangerous...
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Medicare for All is the gift we need this holiday season. And it's what we'll continue to fight for in the New Year. (Image: Samuil_Levich / iStock / Getty Images Plus) Views
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
All I Want for Christmas and Hanukkah Is Medicare for All
Hardly a day passes without reminders of why transformative reform, real health care justice, remains enormously popular—and why the National Nurses United campaign to build the mass movement for Medicare for All has drawn tens of thousands of volunteers and a wellspring of support in a direct...
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At least one in ten adults delay or forgo needed care entirely due to cost, a number that jumps to one in five for adults in worse health, and nearly one in three for people who have no insurance. (Photo: Michael Fleshman/flickr/cc) Views
Friday, February 08, 2019
We All Have "Skin in the Game." That's Why We Need Medicare for All.
If there is one defining symbol of how horribly broken our health care system is, this is it: One-third of all GoFundMe campaigns are created to pay for medical expenses, a stunning 250,000 campaigns that have raised an astonishing $650 million, CBS recently reported. What’s behind this appalling...
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We need comprehensive solutions animated by a genuine vision of social change, not business as usual. (Photo: National Nurses United/flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, December 06, 2018
Democrats Will Ignore Broad Progressive Reforms at Their Peril
In the wake of an earth rattling mid-term election that brought a change in leadership in the House and seven governor’s offices, debate has picked up again over the political direction of the Democratic Party as it picks itself up off the floor. After a decade in which it lost more than 900...
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
How to Fully Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions: It's Called Medicare for All
Republicans will totally protect people with Pre-Existing Conditions, Democrats will not! Vote Republican – Donald Trump In George Orwell’s Animal Farm , the top dog, or pig in this case, Napoleon can’t get the land to produce food, so he makes it up. For example Napoleon orders nearly barren...
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Individual and family costs for medical care and insurance coverage are exploding, and tens of millions of people are having to choose whether to pay for needed care or their housing, heating, or other basic needs. (Photo: Molly Adams/Flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Behind Trump’s Attack on Medicare for All – a Fear of Losing Political Power
When you’ve lost the fact checkers at virtually every mainstream media you can tell your rhetoric and made up stories are not going over well with anyone but your most loyal followers. That apparently has not bothered President Trump who thinks the idea of dismissing guaranteed healthcare and...
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