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The Push for a Medicare-for-All Plan

America’s complex and inefficient healthcare system ends up being both very expensive and limited in its coverage, a problem that Sen. Bernie Sanders is targeting in his Medicare-for-all plan, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein Sen. Bernie Sanders…Read more ?

As Sanders prepared Medicare bill, health care lobbyists bankrolled Senate Democrats

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

As Bernie Sanders worked to finalize his Medicare-for-All Act of 2017, corporate lobbyists representing the traditional opponents of single-payer health care — including the nation’s major private insurers and drug companies — poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into Senate Democrats’...

FLASHBACK: Bernie Sanders Says Medicaid For Everybody Would “Bankrupt The Nation” (VIDEO)

This week, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) unveiled his Medicare-for-all legislation with nearly half of the Democrat Senate roster behind him. Sanders was not always in favor of blanket coverage programs, warning in a 1987 interview that a similar proposal presented this week, would bankrupt the United States. Show More Summary

Sen. Sanders' Medicare-For-All Act: The Time Has Come Today

Today’s bill introduction is the crest of a wave, but it’s also a new beginning. As the Chambers Brothers might put it, with the introduction of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All Act of 2017, the time has come today. The dream of...Show More Summary

We Liberals Sure Do Love to Blather, Don’t We?

I’ve still got an hour before I have to leave for the airport, so let’s take note of two examples of party dynamics today. First up is Bernie Sanders and his Medicare-for-All bill. What’s been the response among the lefty wonkocracy? Let’s call it…hesitation. Everyone’s for single-payer, that’s not the problem. But Bernie’s plan has […]

How the Bernie Sanders Plan Would Both Beef Up and Slim Down Medicare

The Medicare-for-all plan would mean not just an expansion but a redefinition of the program.

Schumer Stays Mum On Single Payer As Gillibrand Co-Sponsors Medicare-For-All Bill

As Bernie Sanders and the rest of the 2,020 Democrats running for president in a few years (including, some believe, Kirsten Gillibrand) gathered in Washington to support Sanders's Medicare-for-all bill today, Chuck Schumer, New York's senior senator and the Democratic Minority Leader, remains non-committal on the idea of single-payer health care. [ more › ]

Democratic leaders are keeping their distance from Bernie Sanders' radical new healthcare plan

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont unveiled his "Medicare-for-all" healthcare plan Wednesday, alongside more than a dozen Democratic colleagues, including several potential 2020 presidential hopefuls. Absent from Sanders' policy...Show More Summary

At 2pm Bernie Sanders introduces Medicare-for-All. C-SPAN will carry it, and the heavyweights of the Democratic Party will be with him – but not Menendez

Bernie Sanders will introduce the Medicare-for-All Act at 2pm today. It will be something of an event. There are now 16 senators co-sponsoring Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All bill, including Cory Booker (but not Bob Menendez).  And in a few minutes at 2pm,...Read more

Bernie Sanders unveils universal healthcare bill: 'This is where the country has got to go'

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Senator Bernie Sanders is rolling out his bill that would create a “Medicare-for-all” healthcare system in the US. “Under this legislation, every family in America would receive comprehensive coverage, and middle-class families would...Show More Summary

Single-payer healthcare is gaining steam — but there's a simple reason it won't happen anytime soon

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday is set to introduce his Medicare-for-all bill, part of a burgeoning Democratic push for single-payer-style healthcare that has picked up several influential endorsements from potential 2020 presidential hopefuls. For now, however, it's shaping up to be more of a talking point for the party than a reality. Sen. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Makes His Pitch for Single Payer

The Vermont senator will formally introduce the 2017 version of his “Medicare-for-all” legislation on Wednesday. Will it stand up to scrutiny?

Can Democrats end their civil war over single-payer?

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

When U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ introduces his Medicare-for-All legislation on Wednesday, advocates of a single-payer, government-sponsored health care hope it will be the end of a bitterly fought policy battle that has roiled the Democratic Party for generations. Since Democratic President Harry...

Bernie Sanders’s Medicare-For-All Bill Is Missing Key Details, But That’s Not the Point

Fifteen top Democrats support the plan, which is currently more significant than his failure to flesh out how single-payer would be paid for.

Al Franken co-sponsors Sanders’ Medicare-for-All bill

6 days agoHumor / odd : Death and Taxes

Franken notes the bill is mostly "aspirational," considering the current makeup of Congress.

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