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Schumer Backs Sanders' Proposal to Include Dental, Hearing, and Vision Care in Medicare

"With the current Medicare platform, those three things are just left out, like it's no big deal," said the Democratic leader. "But it is a big deal and we should fix it."

Julia Conley ·


After SCOTUS Upholds ACA, Progressives Set Sights on Medicare for All

Now, said campaigner Michael Lighty, "we can instead go to a system that will actually guarantee healthcare to everybody, which the ACA does not do and cannot do."

Jessica Corbett ·


Unions Demand Pelosi and Schumer Include Lower Medicare Age, Drug Pricing Reform in Infrastructure Plan

"Now is the time for action to lower drug prices and improve access to care for millions."

Brett Wilkins ·


Ro Khanna Introduces Bill Allowing States to Carve Path Toward Medicare for All

Single-payer systems at the state-level, said one advocate of the new bill, would "demonstrate just how much better they are than our fragmented for-profit healthcare system."

Kenny Stancil ·


As Dems Push Medicare Expansion, Survey Shows Most Americans Support Drug Price Negotiations

"The time has come to finally enable Medicare negotiation. Americans are becoming increasing restless for it to happen even if the pharmaceutical companies are not."

Brett Wilkins ·


Let's Go All Out for Universal Health Care in the US

We should continue to vigorously advocate for a universal publicly funded privately delivered health care system at every level throughout America—state as well as national.

Philip Caper ·


Medicare for None: A Response to the State-Based Universal Health Care Act of 2021

Proponents of a state-based universal healthcare approach believe states can be incubators for change, and that ultimately, once one state shows the way, all states will follow—but we have yet to see any evidence of this.

Ana Malinow ·


It's Time to Break Big Pharma's Grip on Healthcare and Empower Medicare to Negotiate Cheaper Drug Prices

The Lower Drug Costs Now Act would be long-overdue step towards making prescription medicines more affordable for all Americans.

Margarida Jorge ·


Led by Jayapal, Broad Coalition of 156 House Dems Demands Medicare Expansion in Infrastructure Bill

"Lowering the eligibility age, improving benefits, and allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices will change lives and save people money."

Jake Johnson ·


Democrats 'Must Be Trying to Lose': Progressives Fume After Report Says Biden Budget Excludes Key Promises

"If the aim is to avoid a midterm massacre, why would you do this?" asked one political critic.

Kenny Stancil ·

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