1. bajisima

    Drug and insurance companies band together to stop single payer

    Powerful health-care interests worried that a Democratic “blue wave” could give new energy to single-payer health-care legislation have created a new group to take on the issue. The formation of the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future is a sign of the health-care industry’s alarm...
  2. bajisima

    Has single payer become a political graveyard?

    Interesting piece by Steve Rattner, was surprised to hear his views. Thoughts? Is he right or wrong? Repeal-and-replace may be done for now, but for Senator Bernie Sanders, the war is just beginning — and it has already become a fracas that is dividing the Democratic Party, to its...
  3. bajisima

    Sen Kamala Harris to co sponsor Bernie Sanders single payer bill

    This is interesting. Sen. Kamala Harris is the first Democrat to announce she'll co-sponsor Sen. Bernie Sanders' single-payer health care bill when it's introduced in September. The California freshman -- seen as a rising star in the party and a 2020 presidential prospect -- revealed her...
  4. bajisima

    Republicans try to bait democrats into single payer vote

    A single-payer health care system may be the holy grail for many progressives, but a Republican plan to put Senate Democrats on the record voting for it couldn’t get support even from Bernie Sanders. Democrats on Thursday afternoon sat out a vote on a proposal for a completely government-run...
  5. bajisima

    Nurses Union pushes single payer in California

    To some, the California Nurses Association’s political tactics in pushing for a single-payer health system seemed a bit, well, New Jersey-ish. Never mind the raucous demonstrations it brought to the state Capitol in recent weeks, the “shame on you” chants in the hallways, the repeated...
  6. bajisima

    Single payer bill halted in California

    Advocates of the single-payer healthcare proposal which has been steadily advancing through the California legislature were voicing outrage and disappointment on Saturday after Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat, announced he was pulling the bill from further consideration this year...
  7. L

    single payer bill would reduce costs for most businesses and households

    *** Comment: By Don McCanne, M.D. This meticulous economic study of the the Healthy California single-payer health care proposal (SB-562) reveals that it would provide health care for all Californians while reducing net costs for almost all households and businesses. This study is much...
  8. bajisima

    Amid F-Bombs, CA dems face demands to get behind single payer

    Will single payer pass in CA? I didn't realize it was controversial there.. California Democrats on Friday kicked off their three-day convention with a "raucous start" in Sacramento, where a wave of single-payer advocates demanded the party work towards a system that makes healthcare a human...
  9. MaryAnne

    Single Payer In Maine?

    If Democrats have their way. Maine Democrat's bill would create single-payer health care system - Portland Press Herald
  10. bajisima

    Republicans are accidentally paving the way for single payer

    So was Susan Sarandon right when she claimed we would get single payer faster if Donald Trump was elected??? Sooner or later, we will have universal, single-payer health care in this country — sooner if Republicans succeed in destroying the Affordable Care Act, later if they fail. The...
  11. Two If By Tea

    Trump Supporters Really Want Single Payer If They Were Honest

    is Trump supporters who will be hurt most by the Ryan plan if they manage to breath some life into a new house bill. The problem with Trump voters isnt Obamacare itself but rather they want the same level of subsidies on exchanges or to qualify for that Medicaid their lazy "undeserving"...
  12. thrilling

    The Art of the Vacation at Tax payer's expense at record incinerating pace.

    Donald Trump arrives for another weekend in Palm Beach
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    Funding Single Payer

    How will it be funded? A hike in payroll taxes is my understanding. How much of a hike? Will half the hike be pawned off on employers? What might that increase do to wages and employment opportunities? What about lower wage earners? ("regressive"?). An individual's (and their employers')...
  14. HadEnough2

    Trumps Vacations Setting Tax Payer Record Costs

    Trump's three trips counting the one this weekend will cost tax payers about $10 million. To put that into perspective over the eight years Obama was in office his vacations cost the tax payers a total of $90 million. Not to mention the cost to the tax payers for his family staying at Trump...
  15. Davocrat

    Why do business owners oppose single payer insurance?

    If you own a business with 75 or so employees, what's not to like about universal healthcare along the lines of Medicare? No more reviewing insurance plans once a year. No more having to adjust for rising premiums. I guess the downside is employees may not be as attached to your company...
  16. bajisima

    Establishment dems fight to kill single payer in Colorado

    Highlighting the divisions in the Democratic party this election, Colorado's ballot measure for a universal, single-payer healthcare plan is facing unexpected resistance from the very same party that has been calling for such a healthcare plan since the 1990s. "There is a disconnect between...
  17. GordonGecko

    Trump Pushes Single Payer Healthcare, Tax Increase On Wealthy-

    Trump Pushes Single Payer Healthcare, Tax Increase on Wealthy - Breitbart Now, I want you to keep in mind something....especially our local Trumpsters... I am citing Breitbart-dot-com....THE most Pro-Trump website out there. The writers at BNN are all Trump fans, supporters, and...
  18. bajisima

    Vermont abandons its plans for single payer healthcare

    Citing it as one of his greatest disappointments, Gov Pete Shumlin of Vermont announced the state is abandoning its efforts to implement single payer. "Going forward with a project four years in the making would require tax increases too big for the state to absorb, Shumlin said. The measure...
  19. Meursault

    The ACA and Single Payer

    I've had the unfortunate experience of "debating" more left wing liberals recently concerning the ACA (on a different site). They seem to think it's a step on the path to a single payer system or Medicare for all. If anyone on this site subscribes to that view can you explain, in detail, how the...
  20. bajisima

    Single payer healthcare could be dead in Vermont

    It could be over before it starts according to some democrats in Vermont as the state has missed a second funding deadline to move towards single payer. "In 2011, while the rest of America argued the merits of the president’s Affordable Care Act, Vermont jumped the progressive curve...