Michael Lighty

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

Trump’s Medicaid Work Requirements Punish the Poor

January 11, 2018

The Trump administration has told states they can cut off Medicaid benefits unless recipients meet work requirements. Michael Lighty of National Nurses United calls it an “authoritarian social engineering project” that targets the most vulnerable

Trump’s Obamacare Sabotage Burdens the Sickest

October 12, 2017

President Trump’s new effort to undermine Obamacare through “association plans” would increase the healthcare costs of those who need it most, says Michael Lighty of National Nurses United

‘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

The People's Summit 2017

June 19, 2017
Michael Lighty of National Nurses United tells Paul Jay how the California Senate passed the “Healthy California” plan and the coming battle to make it into law

Nurses, Environmentalists Lead Keystone XL Protest in San Francisco

June 21, 2013

National Nurses United lead protest against Keystone XL pipeline highlighting possible health impact.