medicare

Medicare for All Divides Democrats but Might Unite the Nation

Medicare for All Divides Democrats but Might Unite the Nation

April 15, 2019

Michael Lighty speaks on Sanders’ Medicare for All bill, the corporate-fueled war inside the Democratic Party, and the battle for American minds

Trump's Militarized Budget Slashes Medicare, Medicaid, and Clean Energy

Trump’s Militarized Budget Slashes Medicare, Medicaid, and Clean Energy

March 14, 2019

Preparing for war with largest peacetime military budget paid for with devastating cuts to the poor, ending environmental regulation, destroying retirement and healthcare. Do divided Democrats have an answer? Lindsay Koshgarian of IPS analyzes the proposal

Is Sanders' Democratic Socialism … Socialism?

Is Sanders’ Democratic Socialism … Socialism?

March 8, 2019

Sanders says that medicare for all, a living wage, and other reforms is the socialism that’s possible, but is he too reserved on strengthening public ownership? – with Jacqueline Luqman, Eugene Puryear, Norman Solomon and host Paul Jay

Public "Medicare for All" Saves U.S. Taxpayers 1.5 Trillion Dollars

Public “Medicare for All” Saves U.S. Taxpayers 1.5 Trillion Dollars

February 18, 2019

Contrary to Michael Bloomberg and former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, potential 2020 Presidential candidates, a completely public health care program could save taxpayers 1.5 trillion dollars, says Prof. Robert Pollin of PERI at UMass, Amherst and Adam Gaffney, President of Physicians for a National Health Program

Most Americans Want Medicare for All, Without Private Insurers

Most Americans Want Medicare for All, Without Private Insurers

January 23, 2019

Bob Pollin & Michael Lighty hold that Medicare for All does not have into include private insurers like Medicare does today

Medicare for All - How Can We Pay for It?

Medicare for All – How Can We Pay for It?

December 30, 2018

Prof. Robert Pollin and Michael Lighty discuss the findings of a new study by the Political Economy Research Institute at UMass Amherst. The study finds Medicare for All could reduce total healthcare spending by 10 percent, while creating stable access to good care and improving the health of all U.S. residents

Right-Wing Media: Britain’s Free Healthcare System on the Verge of “Imploding”

British Doctors Respond to American Attacks on NHS

November 24, 2018

Two British doctors fire back at recent criticism of Britain’s Government Run Health Service by Donald Trump and conservative commentators

How Dismantling an Obscure Tax Created an American Aristocracy

How Dismantling an Obscure Tax Created an American Aristocracy

October 22, 2018

Republicans’ decades-long efforts to gut the estate tax is creating a permanent ultra-rich class, and undermining the government’s ability to pay for popular programs like Social Security and 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