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!

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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 21 hours 5 minutes


episode 30: New York: Majority Support in House and Senate for M4A

In January, the Campaign for New York Health made single payer history in the United States: the bill secured the support of a majority of co-sponsors in both chambers of the New York State legislature. Campaign organizers Ursula Rozum and YuLing Koh H...


 2021-04-11  32m

episode 29: Record-Breaking Launch of the Medicare for All Act

Rep. Pramila Jayapal re-introduced the Medicare for All bill last week with a record 112 original cosponsors - up now to 114. We talk about surprise sign-ons, powerful stories from the cosponsoring Reps, the first national endorsement of a hospital CEO...


 2021-03-30  31m

episode 28: The 2021 Medicare for All Bill

We’re joined by Stephanie Kang, Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s Health Policy Director, to discuss the upcoming 2021 Medicare for All bill, which will be shortly reintroduced in Congress. Kang also discusses changes made to the membership rules of the Progressi...


 2021-03-23  31m

episode 27: The Road to a Floor Vote on Medicare for All

In the House, we have about half of the cosponsors we need to pass Medicare for All. Democrats who are not currently cosponsors (and constitute the other half we need to win) represent districts that are whiter and wealthier than the districts we’ve al...


 2021-03-04  33m

episode 24: Healthcare in the Netherlands: Public or Private?

Is the supposedly “private" Netherlands healthcare system a model for the US? And what would it take, politically and in terms of concrete policy, to transition to this system? Dr. Kieke Okma, an expert on healthcare systems around the world,


 2020-12-30  54m

episode 23: Racial Justice and Medicare for All

This week we chat with Dr. Bita Amani, an epidemiologist and Associate Professor for Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and Lead Co-Chair of the COVID-19 Taskforce on Racism and Equity which is housed in the UCLA Center for the Study of...


 2020-12-01  44m

episode 21: Should we support the individual mandate?

Public Citizen’s Eagan Kemp joins us as we dive into the history of the individual mandate (spoiler: it’s a conservative idea), why it disproportionately punishes low-income people, and how progressive taxation under a single payer plan would be much m...


 2020-10-29  32m

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...


 2020-10-15  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...


 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 ...


 2020-09-10  38m