Zenei Cortez

Zenei Cortez is registered nurse and co-president of National Nurses United, the largest U.S. union and professional association of registered nurses.

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Americans are fed up with a callous, often cruel system that treats them as collateral damage and a "medical loss ratio." (Photo: National Nurses United/Twitter) Views
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Patient Crisis Obscured By Cost Talk on Medicare for All
All the talk about how much people would have to spend to transition to Medicare for All obscures the reality that health security has collapsed with the present insurance-based system for tens of millions of American families today. On cost alone, a new Kaiser Family Foundation grid shows that a...
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Friday, January 25, 2019
Giant Steps – The Next Stage in the Fight for Medicare for All
The long journey toward transforming our health care system to ensure that all our nation’s people get the care they need is entering its next major phase. In the coming days, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, with dozens of House co-sponsors, is expected to introduce an updated version of a House Medicare for...
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Medical bills from an unexpected illness or accident are the leading cause of financial emergency for Americans. (Photo: National Nurses United/Flickr/cc) Views
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
2019: The Year of Medicare for All
Early in this new year, Rep. Pramilla Jayapal (D-Wa.) will be introducing an updated version of a House Medicare for All bill, buttressed by the election in November of a number of new Medicare for all House candidates. Re-introduction of a Senate bill by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is also...
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Monday, October 15, 2018
The American People Will No Longer Buy the Trump-GOP Lies About Medicare for All
Before President Trump’s next commentary on healthcare, he ought to talk to Kate Weissman. Just 33, lean, athletic, and strong, Weissman, whose story was told by CNN in August, had to fight for her life after being diagnosed with cervical cancer. (1) While enduring standard chemotherapy and...
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