Bernie Sanders is pushing to lower the Medicare eligibility age to 60 and add dental, vision, and hearing coverage through the budget reconciliation plan in Congress. It would be a huge win for health justice.
Michael Lighty, former policy director for National Nurses United, is active in Democratic Socialists of America’s Medicare for All campaign and advocates for state and national single-payer on behalf of the National Union of Healthcare Workers.
Bernie Sanders is pushing to lower the eligibility age for Medicare and boost its coverage by adding dental, hearing, and vision benefits. Bernie’s plan would be a huge step toward Medicare for All.
Harry Britt succeeded Harvey Milk on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and fought to build a queer politics that stood doggedly for workers’ and tenants’ rights. When he died last month, we lost a gay socialist icon.
House committee hearings for Medicare for All are finally starting today. It’s a testament to M4A’s rising popularity — but overcoming opposition from Republicans, Democrats, and the health care companies will require a mass movement.
Unfeasable. Impractical. Unaffordable. All the excuses for putting off Medicare for All are wrong.
As Medicare for All gets more and more popular, both Republicans and Democrats in Congress are desperate for more and more ways to water it down.
The demand for Medicare for All should become a litmus test for elected officials.