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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

Labor Board Hearing Set for Nurses Alleging Hopkins Is Preventing Them From Unionizing

Labor Board Hearing Set for Nurses Who Allege Hopkins Is Preventing Them From Unionizing

January 24, 2019

On March 6, The National Labor Relations Board will hear public testimony from nurses who allege unfair labor practices by the world-leading Johns Hopkins Hospital

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 is a Fight to Democratize the Economy

Medicare for All is a Fight to Democratize the Economy

December 31, 2018

Kelly Coogan-Gehr of National Nurses United tells Paul Jay that healthcare represents one-fifth of the US economy, and to bring that fully into the public sector would be an important step towards transferring economic power to the public interest

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

Sanders Institute Gathering! How We Win Medicare For All

Sanders Institute Gathering

November 30, 2018
This panel frames our moral, political, and legislative struggle for Medicare for All in the United States as part of a broader international fight to realize health care as a universal human right. We will hear directly from caregivers on the frontlines about healthcare crisis created by the U.S. for-profit healthcare industry and by the…
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

Opioid Crisis: Purdue Pharma Billionaire Owners to be Sued

Opioid Crisis: Purdue Pharma Billionaire Owners to be Sued

November 19, 2018

Suffolk County in New York is suing the Sackler family, which owns the maker of OxyContin, one of the main drugs behind the opioid drug overdose crisis. Just how responsible is the family and might the lawsuit achieve? We speak to Sam Pizzigati of IPS

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Weeks of October 29th and November 5th 2018

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Weeks of October 29th and November 5th 2018

November 13, 2018

Dharna Noor and Khalilah Harris talk about the results of Maryland’s elections, the state of Johns Hopkins nurses’ fight for unionization, and what real education and climate policy would look like

A Response to Trump's Demonization of Single Payer Health Care

A Response to Trump’s Demonization of Single Payer Health Care

November 5, 2018

Former health insurance executive Wendell Potter addresses some of the main criticisms of single payer health care, which Republicans and President Trump have been demonizing during the midterm election campaign