Medicare for All

Benjamin Day and Stephanie Nakajima of Healthcare-NOW break down everything you need to know about the social movement to make healthcare a right in the United States. Medicare for All!

https://www.healthcare-now.org

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episode 20: US Mail Not for Sale: The Fight for the USPS


This is how intertwined the Medicare for All and public mail movements are: if we had a national single payer system in place for the last decade, the USPS would be running a surplus. Steve DeMatteo of the American Postal Workers Union joins us to disc...


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   30m
 
 

episode 19: Canada’s Single Payer Prevails Against Privatization Attempt


This week we host Dr. Monika Dutt, Board member of Canadian Doctors for Medicare and a public health and family physician in Nova Scotia. She fills us in on the historic legal challenge to the Medicare program that was just decided by the Supreme Court...


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 2020-09-23  27m
 
 

episode 18: Housing, Healthcare, and COVID-19


Barbara DiPietro is the Senior Director of Policy at the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. She joins us this week to talk about what homelessness looks like in the United States, the wildly disporportionate incidence of COVID-19 in people ...


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 2020-09-10  38m
 
 

episode 17: Free Market Arguments against Medicare for All


University of Massachusetts economist Gerald Friedman talks about his recent debate at the Soho Forum with Sally Pipes, a leading figure in the conservative anti-single payer movement. He breaks down the major lines of attack used by the right against ...


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 2020-08-24  33m
 
 

episode 16: COVID-19 "Long Haulers”: Our System is Failing Them


Chelsea has had 66 doctor appointments to manage her enduring coronavirus symptoms, which are appearing in almost every system of her body. She discusses the support group that she started to connect people struggling with the physical, mental,


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 2020-08-02  32m
 
 

episode 15: Solidarity Forever: a Labor History of Medicare for All


Mark Dudzic, National Coordinator for the Labor Campaign for Single Payer, joins us again to take a deep dive into the recent history of Medicare for All organizing within the labor movement, including the political calculations made during the failed ...


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 2020-07-28  49m
 
 

episode 14: Labor and Medicare for All, Part I


Mark Dudzic, National Coordinator of the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare, talks about his experiences as a union president that led him to become a Medicare for All activist. He answers our questions about the conflicts in the labor movement...


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 2020-06-30  28m
 
 

episode 13: The Longterm Care Crisis in the United States


We talk with Linda Benesch of Social Security Works about the state of longterm care in the United States - the skimpy coverage provided by public programs like Medicare and Medicaid, the outrageous costs, the for-profit corporations running the vast m...


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 2020-06-05  31m
 
 

episode 12: Longterm Care in Denmark vs the United States


Stephanie’s father-in-law, a Danish citizen, is currently moving into assisted living just outside of Copenhagen. His flat is only $1,000 per month, and the home help and rehabilitation he’ll receive is totally free of charge.


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 2020-05-21  34m
 
 

episode 11: New Sanders/Jayapal bill: the Healthcare Emergency Guarantee Act


Next week, Medicare for All lead sponsors Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Pramila Jayapal will introduce a bill that will authorize Medicare to fully cover medical costs for the uninsured until we have a widely available vaccine for COVID-19.


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 2020-05-07  34m
 
 
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