As the Trump era draws to a close and yesteryear’s centrist, Joe Biden, takes office, can the Medicare for All movement build the momentum it needs to win?
Natalie Shure is a TV producer and writer whose work has appeared in the Atlantic, Slate, Pacific Standard, and elsewhere.
Joe Biden and the Democratic establishment refuse to push Medicare for All even as COVID-19 continues to ravage the country. That’s all the more reason for us to demand, alongside Bernie Sanders, that everyone get the health care they need free of charge until the pandemic is over.
Nancy Pelosi is a barrier to transformative change. Socialists and progressives should oppose her reelection as House speaker.
Uber and Lyft want you to believe they’re suffering an unfair assault by the state of California’s government to end drivers’ independent contractor status. The reality: Uber and Lyft are very wealthy and very powerful, and they’re using that wealth and power to threaten a capital strike, a withdrawing of investment in a way that would hurt drivers and riders, to get what they want.
We don’t have to leave ourselves at the mercy of the most profitable sector on Earth to get the drugs we need. We must nationalize the pharmaceutical industry and turn the medicines millions rely on into public goods.
In an interview with Jacobin, Medicare for All advocate and former Michigan governor hopeful Abdul El-Sayed explains why the COVID-19 pandemic was avoidable — and why the cruelties of the US’s for-profit health and economic system are making everything worse.
There’s only one candidate left in the presidential race committed to fighting corporate power and reining in Wall Street. Elizabeth Warren should endorse Bernie Sanders.
There’s nothing realistic about passing Medicare for All — we’re outgunned, outspent, and outmatched. And yet we have no other choice.
Donald Trump is touting Medicare Advantage as a way to protect Medicare and save it from “socialist destruction.” But the only thing hurting most seniors is privatization — because enhanced “choice” in the insurance market only ever benefits rich, healthy people.
Everyone is clear on exactly where Bernie Sanders stands on Medicare for All. But despite the release of her health care plan this week and embrace of the phrase “Medicare for All,” Elizabeth Warren’s precise health care proposal remains murky.
Biden’s new health care plan does little to address Obamacare’s failures and keeps alive a predatory private insurance industry. Medicare for All is still the only plan that guarantees health care as a human right.
Sex workers don’t need saving. They need what every other worker needs: the power to dictate the terms of their labor.
Why is Trump going after Obamacare yet again? Because the modern Republican Party has one guiding purpose: to shovel as much money as possible to the rich.
A budding startup will sell you a few liters of young people’s blood as a supposed anti-aging treatment. It’s grotesque — but only slightly more so than the rest of the American for-profit medical system.
Women are forced to take on both wage and social reproductive labor, then made to negotiate this contradiction individually. Second-wave feminism tried to change that.
A federal judge’s ruling against Obamacare shows yet again that the only solution is Medicare for All.
The Democrats’ retaking of the House means that Obamacare is finally safe. But people with preexisting conditions won’t be out of the woods until we have a Medicare-for-All system.
It’s not just the sexual assault allegations. Brett Kavanaugh’s contempt for women is a defining characteristic of his ideology — and the political movement that groomed him.
Obamacare tried to fix the health system one consumer choice at a time. No wonder it failed.
It’s time to take health care away from the power of bosses and spouses.