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Michael Lighty


'People Shouldn't Be Going Bankrupt and Dying': Nationwide Week of Action Aims to Build Mass Movement Behind Medicare for All

"As nurses, we understand the need for guaranteed healthcare for everyone. That's why we are fighting to win Medicare for All and joining thousands at barnstorms across the country."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Sherrod Brown: Medicare for All Not 'Practical.' Progressives: 'OK. Thank You. Next.'

"Fight for single-payer or get kicked out of Washington trying."

Jon Queally, staff writer ·


Progressives Warn Against Democrats Pushing 'Diluted' Half-Measures as Alternative to Medicare for All

"Improved Medicare for All has support from an overwhelming majority of Democratic voters, so why the sudden proliferation of public option proposals? We should be very skeptical of these sorts of bills."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Now That Everybody Is for Medicare for All, Opponents Say Let’s Dilute It

Tweaks and fixes that leave the for-profit insurers intact won't work. Only a mass social movement can overcome the huge resource and political advantages of the medical-industrial complex

Michael Lighty ·


'A Giant Step' Toward Humane Healthcare as Democrats Announce First-Ever Hearings on Medicare for All

"This will ensure that Medicare for All is part of the 2020 Democratic presidential platforms," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal, who will sponsor the House Medicare for All bill

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


'Easy to Pay for Something That Costs Less': New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years

"Medicare for All promises a system that is fairer, more efficient, and vastly less expensive than America's bloated, monopolized, over-priced and under-performing private health insurance system."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Ire for Democrat Who Pulled Plug on California's Single-Payer Bill

"With daily reminders of millions of patients already priced out of access to care, and subjected to the callous practices and care denials of the insurance industry there could hardly be a more heartless response to the Senate bill than Speaker Rendon's Friday night announcement."

Jon Queally, staff writer ·


Welcome to the New Democratic Party

Clinton Platform members got up to tell the Committee, guests, and the audience watching at home on CSPAN that they oppose the TPP. But they would not add these words to the platform: “We oppose the TPP.”

Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg ·


The Trouble with For-Profit Healthcare: Even the Insured Face Mountains of Debt

New data outlines 'wide range of consequences and sacrifices' made by insured Americans who face burdensome medical bills

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer ·