With Kamala Harris out of the race and Elizabeth Warren’s numbers dropping, recent weeks haven’t been kind to candidates who have equivocated on Medicare for All. Bernie Sanders is the only candidate whose support for M4A is solid and unchanging — a stance that’s not only morally correct but politically smart.
Meagan Day is a staff writer at Jacobin.
American advocates of Medicare for All should show our solidarity with Britain’s working class as it fights to save its National Health Service from privatization at the hands of Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, and the predatory American health-care industry — the same industry that’s fighting tooth and nail against Medicare for All here at home.
In the United States, we have a labyrinth of tax subsidies and vouchers, and an endless line of private interests looking to cash in on social services. Don’t call that a welfare state — it’s not. And we deserve better.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has transformed himself from bow-tied libertarian to economic populist. But his hostility to the politics of solidarity remains intact.
With the demand for a homes guarantee, housing organizers want to create a Medicare for All for housing justice. Ilhan Omar is taking their vision to Congress.
A new study looks at other countries’ experiences with implementing single-payer health care systems. It finds that Medicare for All likely will not only cost less than many estimates suggest — it will also result in a more equitable distribution of care.
The polls are all over the place, but Bernie Sanders has a trick up his sleeve: no other candidate in the Democratic primary boasts such a deeply devoted support base. Come the general election, that deep enthusiasm for Sanders will be crucial for beating Donald Trump.
In the United States, we have few holidays, work long hours, and barely get vacation and sick days. There is a better way — we can win more free time and the fundamental right to relax from our bosses.
New legislation from Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will fight climate change, transform the lives of public housing residents, and model the promise of the Green New Deal.
Private-sector unions need to up their organizing ambition — for everyone’s sake. The Association of Flight Attendants’ campaign to unionize Delta shows the kind of ambition we need.
Mocked and derided for his impassioned defense of poor and working people, Michael Moore is finally being vindicated. He hasn’t changed his tune. The political culture’s just catching up with him.
Elizabeth Warren is struggling to explain how her health care plan will be paid for. But everyone knows how Medicare for All will work: we all contribute taxes according to our ability to pay, and we’re all guaranteed comprehensive coverage. That’s a message that can win.
Americans are aging, and millions will be unable to afford long-term care. The only way to avert social catastrophe is to implement a Medicare-for-All system with comprehensive long-term care benefits.
Will the work ethic decline under socialism? No — socialism empowers ordinary people to be active participants in shaping the economy. And that’s a lot more motivating than fear of losing your job.
No one should be surprised by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement of Bernie Sanders — just like Sanders, she has continually challenged the neoliberal status quo.
The Supreme Court should rule in favor of LGBTQ workers. But whether it does or doesn’t, those workers need unions and stronger labor laws to fight discrimination.
With his new campaign finance reform plan, Sanders takes aim at Democratic Party kingmakers and their lobbyist friends. In a crowded field, this audacity sets him apart.
Low pay and classroom-spending cuts are making teaching an unattractive profession. If this doesn’t change, we’re in big trouble. Luckily, teachers, unions, and Bernie Sanders have plans for that.
Today’s strike at GM recalls the Flint sit-down strikes of 1936-7: a profit-hungry corporation, a fed-up workforce, and workers' willingness to take militant action to defend their rights.
In capitalist America, the rich are outliving the poor at an alarming rate. It’s a grim reality and there’s only one way to end it definitively — moving toward socialism.