Single Payer in the news
Now for universal affordable health care
David Delk interviews Lee Mercer on April 7, 2017
The Young Turks:
Is Single-Payer Health Care Inevitable In America?
Jimmy Dore, Graham Elwood and Steve Oh
discuss whether or not the United States will ever have universal health care coverage. April 10, 2017
Email to subscribers from TruthOut
by Maya Schenwar, Editor-in-Chief, May 19, 2017
I don't know about you, but I get nauseous every time I see a medical bill in my mailbox. Clearly, I'm not alone: Paying for health care is the top concern of American families, according to a recent Monmouth poll. Nevertheless, Donald Trump and a vicious throng of Republicans are waging war on our current meager health insurance protections.
Yet there's something brighter on the horizon: A movement is rising for real universal care. Truthout has been on the frontline of covering the fight for single-payer health care, long before most people in the US considered it "realistic." We knew that a journalistic megaphone was essential for this movement to grow.
Now a significant majority of Americans support single-payer, and the House's Medicare for All bill is seeing record backing. Soon, Truthout will build on that momentum: We'll be launching a special section focused on single-payer news and analysis, to strengthen and fuel this vital movement.
This work could not be more urgent: People need to know that the current system is literally killing people--and that a heroic, life-or-death struggle is underway to ensure that we are all deemed worthy of health and survival.