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Video: Nurses for Healthy California Act, California Senate Bill 562

Video: Nurses for Healthy California Act, California Senate Bill 562

Nurses believe healthcare is a human right and urge Californians to support the Healthy California Act, SB 562 which has been proposed in the state legislature. More »

Californians Could Be The First To Pass Single Payer Legislation

Californians Could Be The First To Pass Single Payer Legislation

The CEO of United Healthcare, Stephen Hemsley, makes 10,597.00 an hour or 177.00 a minute. Making huge amounts of money off the sick and dying is unacceptable, unsustainable, and immoral. We have the power to change that! Let's start in California with SB 562! Andrew McGuire, the Executive Director of California One Care, joins us on Nurse Talk. More »

Senator Bernie Sanders announces Medicare for All bill

Senator Bernie Sanders announces Medicare for All bill

We all know that the Affordable Care Act was a critically important step towards the goal of universal health care. But 29 million Americans today still do not have health insurance, and millions more are underinsured because health insurance companies are making our health care unaffordable and inaccessible. More »

NNU Letter to U.S. House of Representatives Urging Opposition to AHCA

NNU Letter to U.S. House of Representatives Urging Opposition to AHCA

As the American Health Care Act (AHCA) comes to a vote on the House floor, NNU nurses have sent a letter to representatives urging a “No” vote—given that the AHCA poses a mortal threat to the health and wellbeing of patients, and to the health security of this country. More »

The Republican House of Horrors Offers a Terrifying Healthcare Vision

The Republican House of Horrors Offers a Terrifying Healthcare Vision

Halloween arrived early this year featuring the Republican house of horrors seeking to fulfill their long lust for repeal of the Affordable Care Act. More »

President Trump’s False Promises on Healthcare

President Trump’s False Promises on Healthcare

Instead of his prior guarantee that no one would lose coverage gained through the Affordable Care Act, Trump adopted the double speak offered by now Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in his confirmation hearings, that Americans with pre-existing conditions will have “access” to coverage. More »

The Medicare-for-All Imperative: Beyond “Saving” the Affordable Care Act

The Medicare-for-All Imperative: Beyond “Saving” the Affordable Care Act

Forget the market-based mythologies, the Sanders vs. Cruz debate showed us there is only one true way to secure quality healthcare for every person in society More »

Nurses Join “Our First Stand: Save Health Care” National Day of Action Jan. 15th

Nurses Join “Our First Stand: Save Health Care” National Day of Action Jan. 15th

Registered nurses will join actions in over 40 U.S. cities Jan. 15th to demand that the new administration and Congress protect and expand millions of Americans access to healthcare, not cut it. More »

Instead of protesting Obamacare repeal, seek what Trump admires

Instead of protesting Obamacare repeal, seek what Trump admires

Instead of mourning the expected repeal of the Affordable Care Act, let’s hold President-elect Donald Trump to his pledges on health care, while also meeting the test set by President Obama. More »

Medicare for all — use formula to replace ACA

Medicare for all — use formula to replace ACA

"Praying for health shouldn’t be the foundation of a modern healthcare system. But that’s where millions of uninsured Americans still find themselves,” wrote Los Angeles Times columnist David Lazarus Jan. 6, quoting the fears of Los Angeles resident Madelyn Gilbreath about the expected vote by Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). More »

America celebrates 50 years of Medicare:  Parties, pies, and a rallying cry for change

America celebrates 50 years of Medicare:  Parties, pies, and a rallying cry for change

On July 30, nurses, seniors, elected official, healthcare activists, and more—threw a huge cross-country, 25-city celebration of Medicare’s 50th birthday. Under the rallying cry “Protect! Improve! Expand!” (PIE), it’s no wonder birthday cake gave way to pie on this landmark day, where community fun mixed with moving testimony on Medicare’s role in making healthcare a human right. More »

Happy 50th Birthday Medicare!

Happy 50th Birthday Medicare!

The Medicare and Medicaid bill passed both houses of congress by an overwhelming vote. President Johnson signs it into law on July 30, 1965. Harry Truman was present at the signing and Johnson helped Truman sign-up for Medicare. More »

Nurses Take Campaign to Heal America to Congress

Nurses Take Campaign to Heal America to Congress

Registered nurses from across the country went to Washington DC last week to urge Congress to take action to fix the nation’s broken health care system by enacting Medicare for All. While our nation’s health care system has incredibly capable nurses and other health professionals, and boasts a variety of other advantages like the highest spending per person in the world, we don’t get the outcomes we should. Far too many go without health care when they need it. Our nation ranks behind 19 industrialized countries in preventable deaths among those under age 75. More »

Sen. Sanders Senate Hearing on Health Care: Should we consider joining the rest of the world?

Sen. Sanders Senate Hearing on Health Care: Should we consider joining the rest of the world?

Senator Bernie Sanders-VT held the hearing, “Access and Cost: What the US Health Care System Can Learn from Other Countries” on March 11, 2014. Experts testified on single-payer health care systems in Taiwan, Denmark, Canada and France in the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging. More »

Medical Price Gouging and Waste Are Skyrocketing

Medical Price Gouging and Waste Are Skyrocketing

An epidemic of sky-rocketing medical costs has afflicted our country and grown to obscene proportions. Medical bills are bloated with waste, redundancy, profiteering, fraud and outrageous over-billing. Much is wrong with the process of pricing and providing health care. More »

MTV, It’s Time to Get a Reality Check on the Portrayal of Nursing!

MTV, It’s Time to Get a Reality Check on the Portrayal of Nursing!

It’s Time to Get a Reality Check on the Portrayal of Nursing MTV! American television viewers certainly need an honest portrayal of the role and lives of registered nurses. “Scrubbing In,” is not it. After viewing the first episode, we have concluded that the creators of this show have instead chosen to trivialize the critical care role of nurses and reinforce old stereotypes of nurses as sex objects. TAKE ACTION! More »

With the next budget fight looming, tell Congress don’t push Grandma off the cliff

With the next budget fight looming, tell Congress don’t push Grandma off the cliff

With the hostage taking of the current crisis has passed, a budget conference committee will be convened whose charge will be further deep cuts beyond the much detested sequester cuts negotiated late last year. And, there’s already “bipartisan” consensus that a central target of those knives will be two of the most important social reforms in U.S. history, Social Security and Medicare. More »

Maine State Nurses Believe Healthcare is a Human Right

Maine State Nurses Believe Healthcare is a Human Right

MSNA/NNU would like to thank all of the volunteer RNS, MDs NPs and community members that came out to the Health Care as a Human Right Events. More »

Congress and the President: Just Because You Were Bullied, Don’t Take It Out on Our Seniors

Congress and the President: Just Because You Were Bullied, Don’t Take It Out on Our Seniors

Let’s try to remember a lesson we all should have learned as kids. Just because you were picked on by the neighborhood bully is no excuse to go home and kick the dog or punch your little brother. Maybe some inside the Beltway need a refresher course. Just because a handful on the right have shut down government and threatened default on the debt that’s no excuse to embrace proposals to slash Medicare and Social Security. More »

Join the MSNA “Health Care is a Human Right” Tour!

Join the MSNA “Health Care is a Human Right” Tour!

MAINE--On October 14-15 join MSNA and healthcare justice advocates on the "Health Care is a Human Right" Tour! The program consists of two parts – health screenings and town hall meetings -- and the tour’s purpose is to broaden and diversify public support and deepen RN support for Medicare for All. Sign up today! More »

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