Fifty-four years ago today, Medicare became the law of the land. The program has been massively successful despite continued efforts to destroy it. While defending Medicare, our next step is clear: Medicare for All.
Luke Thibault is an organizer with Democratic Socialists of America’s Medicare for All campaign. He lives in California’s East Bay.
Bernie Sanders has long warned that the wealthy would push back against his agenda. The massive health care company UnitedHealth is starting to do just that — by trying to destroy Medicare for All.
Instead of championing Medicare for All, the Democratic leadership is proposing mild tweaks to Obamacare. That's a disaster — centrist incrementalism is a gift to Trump.
After flip-flopping on health reform for years, Beto O'Rourke claims his public-option bill is a path to Medicare for All. It isn't — the bill's means-tested approach will pit working people against each another, keep private insurance companies afloat, and stop M4A's momentum.