Michael Lighty

Michael Lighty

Michael Lighty is the Director of Public Policy for National Nurses United, where he has worked since its founding in 2009, and for the California Nurses Association since 1994. He is also a fellow for the Sanders Institute.  Follow him on Twitter: @mlighty60

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
A Labor-Based Movement For Medicare for All
Healthcare is the crossroads where the assault on workers meets the juggernaut of “crony capitalism.” That’s the term used by the mainstream neo-classical and Nobel prize-winning economist Angus Deaton to describe the coziness between the healthcare industry and its government “regulators.” In fact...
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"Those who control capital, like the richest guy in the world, investment banks and investors, favor capital-intensive approaches to social problems." (Photo: NBC News) Views
Friday, February 02, 2018
Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss
The announcement by the CEO’s from JP Morgan Chase, Amazon and Berkshire-Hathaway that they are forming a new healthcare company signals the symbolic end of the ACA-reform era. They recognize the inefficiencies and profiteering of the private insurance companies, who add no value to businesses...
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Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Liberals Strike Back... Against Single Payer
With the explosive growth of the movement for single payer healthcare, it should not be a surprise to see the Empire Strike Back. In the name of political reality, some liberal pundits, politicians and policy wonks are scolding progressives to give up on Medicare for All . There are many ways to...
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