medicare

Of Course, Medicare For All would increase Federal Spending…

July 31, 2018

  By Margaret Flowers, Health Over Profit for Everyone. But it would lower the total cost of health care A recent report by the Koch Brothers-funded Mercatus Center at George Mason University found that moving to a National Improved Medicare for All single payer healthcare system would increase federal spending. They analyzed Senator Sanders’ Medicare…

Can Ben Jealous Unify Democrats against Larry Hogan?

July 3, 2018

Ben Jealous takes viewer questions and discusses what his primary win means for the future of the Democratic Party

Medicare’s Demise is Not Imminent, But Health Care Costs are Rising Unsustainably

June 6, 2018

The trustees of the Medicare and Social Security trust funds released their annual report and the news was not good because shortfalls will come in eight years. However, it can be fixed because the main problem is uncontrolled healthcare cost increases, says CEPR’s Dean Baker

Bernie Sanders – Medicare for All National Town Hall

January 23, 2018

Bernie Sanders on Medicare for All

Trump’s HHS Nominee ‘Should be Under Criminal Investigation’

November 29, 2017

Health and Human Services nominee Alex Azar, a former president of Eli Lilly should be indicted for price gouging, not picked to oversee a department vital to the public health, says Alex Lawson of Social Security Works

At Progressive Summit Nina Turner says Don’t Worry About Trump, Worry About People

July 23, 2017

Progressive candidates at the Ohio gathering strategized with the new president of Our Revolution as she told them progressive values are universal and transcend party lines

Health Care

July 22, 2017
At the Mobilize 88 conference in Deer Creek Ohio, state progressives gathered to plot strategy and share ideas for how to organize successful campaigns based on progressive ideals

Trump Can’t Vote Down Obamacare, So He’s Strangling It Instead

July 19, 2017

Republican governors aren’t ‘letting Obamacare fail,’ they’re actively sabotaging it, says Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy

‘No Compromise on Health Care’: Michael Lighty of National Nurses United

July 13, 2017

With Senate Republicans dithering over the new version of the Health Care Bill, Michael Lighty of the National Nurses United says Democrats should offer no compromises and progressives should fight for single payer

Trump Budget Slashes Vital Programs to Enrich the Wealthy

May 23, 2017

Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research says President Donald Trump’s new budget makes unprecedented cuts to already subpar levels of social assistance and “redistributes upward” to wealthy Americans.