RoseAnn DeMoro

RoseAnn DeMoro

RoseAnn DeMoro is executive director of the 185,000-member National Nurses United, the nation’s largest union and professional association of nurses, and a national vice president of the AFL-CIO. Follow RoseAnn DeMoro on Twitter: www.twitter.com/NationalNurses

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Sen. Sanders Medicare for All Act – The Time Has Come Today
As the Chambers Brothers might put it, with the introduction of Sen. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All Act of 2017 the time has come today. The dream of healthcare reformers for more than a century—and the incredible and unending work of nurses, especially National Nurses United members, to...
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Thursday, July 20, 2017
The Public Option – Doomed From the Start
With the collapse of the dismal Republican healthcare bill, some Democrats are reviving talk of a public option as the cure for the holes in the Affordable Care Act that opened the door for the GOP attack. Some even project the public option as the path to real transformative reform, an improved...
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Friday, July 14, 2017
Nurses Scolded: Not OKAY to Play Hardball with Democrats
"We have not made a single gain in civil rights without determined legal and nonviolent pressure… It is a historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily." –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter From a Birmingham Jail Despite efforts by the political establishment...
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Friday, May 05, 2017
Did the Marquis de Sade Write This Health Care Bill?
Even the great Stephen King might find this story implausible. Republican leaders in the House and White House wanted to implement a massive tax cut for the wealthiest Americans (the health care bill passed Thursday) as a prelude to adopting a second massive tax cut for the wealthiest Americans and...
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017
The Republican House of Horrors Offers a Terrifying Healthcare Vision
Halloween arrived early this year featuring the Republican house of horrors seeking to fulfill their long lust for repeal of the Affordable Care Act. While there are legitimate criticisms of the ACA—notably the 28 million still uninsured and its abject failure to limit escalating out of pocket...
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Thursday, February 09, 2017
The Medicare-for-All Imperative: Beyond "Saving" the Affordable Care Act
Sen. Bernie Sanders' CNN health care debate with Sen. Ted Cruz Tuesday night was a case study of the competing visions of social justice and free market fundamentalism. The ostensible frame of the debate was on the expected repeal of the Affordable Care Act. But the presence of Sanders on the stage...
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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Access to Buying Insurance Is Not Health Coverage
A signature exchange early in the first Senate hearing Wednesday for Rep. Tom Price in his nomination to be the next Health and Human Services Secretary illustrates a lot about our still damaged healthcare system, and how it could now get much worse. Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose call to expand...
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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Repealing Obamacare? Here’s a Better Idea – Medicare for All
Now that the dogged opponents of the Affordable Care Act have caught the Obamacare bus, transforming U.S. healthcare is back on the political agenda. Repeal of the ACA will not curb the persistent, systemic inequities of our profit-focused healthcare system. Tens of millions, even those with health...
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Wednesday, November 02, 2016
California’s Prop. 61 Offers Opportunity to Take on Big Pharma
While the world is watching the Presidential race Tuesday night, another election battle in California provides a window in the ability of voters to challenge corporate power – in this case one of the most abusive industries in the world, big pharma. Proposition 61 in California pits the drug...
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Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Top 10 Reasons to Continue Donations to Bernie Sanders
Don’t mourn, organize. That testament by labor troubadour, organizer, agitator Joe Hill, from his Utah jail cell to Industrial Workers of the World leader Bill Haywood can inspire us again today. The phenomenal Bernie Sanders campaign for President has ended. But the legacy of the stunning...
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