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Single-payer health care
Single-payer health care news and analysis from The Nation
October 9, 2017
Why Do Republicans (and Some Democrats) Vilify Single Payer?
The answer has everything to do with our campaign-finance system.
September 28, 2017
How Would ‘Medicare for All’ Help Health-Care Workers?
Without robust worker protections built in to single-payer legislation, health-care workers will continue to be undervalued.
September 19, 2017
The Stark Difference Between Republicans and Democrats on Health Care Couldn’t Be Clearer
More and more Americans understand that health care should be a basic right, not a commodity that you purchase if you can afford it.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 13, 2017
‘Single Payer Is a Rational Health-Care System’: An Exclusive Interview With Bernie Sanders on His ‘Medicare for All’ Plan
The senator from Vermont explains why there is now so much interest in bold reform of America’s health-care system.
August 16, 2017
Can Medicare for All Succeed?
Some readers took issue with Joshua Holland’s recent article on the challenges of achieving universal health coverage through Medicare expansion.
David U. Himmelstein
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August 3, 2017
Surviving the Trump Years: Katha Pollitt’s Guide for the Anxious and the Depressed
Plus John Nichols on Medicare-for-All and Rosa Brooks on the generals.
Start Making Sense
August 2, 2017
Medicare-for-All Isn’t the Solution for Universal Health Care
The health-care debate is moving to the left. But if progressives don’t start sweating the details, we’re going to fail yet again.
July 27, 2017
Jimmy Carter Calls for Single Payer
He joins a list of prominent Democrats who are moving in the right direction. But will the rest of the party listen?
July 17, 2017
America’s Biggest Publicly Funded, Fully Integrated Health-Care System Is Under Attack
The Veterans Health Administration is a successful example of a single-payer system in the United States. It’s time for progressives to defend it.
July 17, 2017
Since When Is It Not Okay to Play Hardball With the Democrats?
The real issue in the fight for single-payer health care in California is not cost—it is political will and political priorities.