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Single-payer health care news and analysis from The Nation
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
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?
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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.
July 13, 2017
Want National Health Insurance? Dump the Term ‘Single Payer’—and ‘Medicare for All’ Too
“Medicare for all” is better than “single payer,” but better yet is “guaranteed lifetime coverage for all.”
June 13, 2017
The GOP Is Working Stealthily to Shred Health and Financial Protections for Ordinary Americans
It will take massive citizen mobilization to stop big parts of this abomination from coming into law.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
June 12, 2017
We Need Everyone to Fight for Our Health Care
The senate could vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act this month.