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Chairman Neal Announces a Hearing on Pathways to Universal Health Coverage
Ways & Means Committee, June 5, 2019

Single-Payer Reform—“Medicare for All”
Steffie Woolhandler, MD, MPH; David U. Himmelstein, MD, JAMA Network, May 31, 2019

Health Care Can’t Wait: Join us for vigils across North Carolina
On June 5, 2019, at 7 pm, people will gather at locations across the state to remember and honor the people who have suffered or died because they were uninsured. In Asheville, the location will be the Vance Monument in Pack Square.

‘It’s a Sure Winner—Except for the Profiteers’:
200+ Economists Send Letter to Congress Endorsing Medicare for All

“The time is now to create a universal, single-payer, Medicare for All healthcare system in the United States”
by Jake Johnson, Common Dreams, May 21, 2019

We Desperately Need Medicare for All. These 10 Statistics Prove It.
As the House Rules Committee officially begins discussing Medicare for All, here’s a reminder of the disastrous state of American healthcare.
In These Times, April 30, 2019

‘Stop What You’re Doing and Watch’: Applause and Gratitude for Ady Barkan’s Emotional Medicare for All Testimony
“I cannot think of a better person to highlight the failings of our health care system and what we must do to provide health care for all.”
by Eoin Higgins
Common Dreams, April 30, 2019

‘I Felt Americans Needed to Know’: Insurance Industry Whistleblower Gives Glimpse of Effort to Crush Medicare for All
“The business model of for-profit health insurance depends on denying care to people who need it. These corporations can’t be reasoned with, only defeated.”
by Jake Johnson
Common Dreams, April 12, 2019

Former Health Insurance Leader Now Touts Medicare For All
by Amanda Magnus and Frank Stasio
WUNC 91.5 North Carolina Public Radio, April 10, 2019

Take it from an economist, Medicare for All is the most sensible way to fix health care
“I’ve spent decades studying US health care. Time to get real: Medicare for All is the only reasonable path to controlling costs and covering everyone.”
by Gerald Friedman, Opinion contributor
USA Today, April 8, 2019

Letter: Asheville forums address health care reform
by Frank L. Fox, MountainXpress, April 7, 2019

Healthcare for Everyone and It Will Cost Less: The Economic Case for Medicare for All
You’d be able to keep your doctor with no premiums or copays, and overall spending would decline.
by Robert Pollin
Common Dreams, March 29, 2019

Health insurance industry critic Wendell Potter to speak in Asheville April 10
Mountain Xpress, March 19, 2019

The Time for Medicare-For-All Has Arrived
It’s a matter of life and death
by Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan
Common Dreams, March 8, 2019

US should transition to single-payer health care system
Physicians for a National Health Program President Dr. Adam Gaffney discusses why the U.S. should move to single-payer health care system.
Fox Business News, March 1, 2019

Health Over Profit for Everyone National Call
by Popular Resistance, MixCloud, February 11, 2019
Rebecca Cerese of Health Care for All Y’All gives an overview of a basic presentation on National Improved Medicare for All and other useful tools.

Most Americans Want Medicare for All, Without Private Insurers
Bob Pollin & Michael Lighty hold that Medicare for All does not have into include private insurers like Medicare does today.
The Real News Network, January 23, 2019

Call these Congressmembers
Can the 116th Congress Transform Our Healthcare System? We Need to Do the Work to Keep Them Focused! Healthcare For All, Y’all Weekly Action, January 17, 2019

‘Path to Winning Is With People Power’:
Medicare for All Leaders Strategize Roadmap to Victory

“We’re going to push the Democrats to do it. There is absolutely, unequivocally no excuse for the Democrats not to support Medicare for All.”
Common Dreams, November 14, 2018

Western North Carolina Moral Revival for Voting Rights
The future of our democracy, health care, voting rights, living wages, and equal protection under the law are all on the ballot this November. When we vote, we shape our own future instead of leaving it in the hands of those who divide us and deny us our rights. Despite furious attempts to suppress the vote, we shall not be moved. We have a sacred responsibility to vote. Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II
Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC, October 26, 2018

Kyra Moore’s talk on Medicare for All begins at about 25 minutes into the video.

Politicians Hop Aboard ‘Medicare-For-All’ Train, Destination Unknown
By Elisabeth Rosenthal and Shefali Luthra
Kaiser Health News October 22, 2018

Immigrants Pay More In Private Insurance Premiums Than They Receive In Benefits
Research Article, Health Affairs, October 2018

Get Sick, Go Bankrupt and Die
By Paul Krugman
The New York Times September 3, 2018

“Vice President Mike Pence, campaigning last week with Leah Vukmir, a Senate candidate in Wisconsin, told reporters that Republicans would repeal Obamacare if they held majorities in Congress in November.” Photo credit: Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, via Associated Press

A Jolt To The Jugular! You’re Insured But Still Owe $109K For Your Heart Attack
By Chad Terhune
Kaiser Health News, August 27, 2018

Why America Needs Medicare for All
It’s the only way to achieve universal, affordable and high-quality health insurance.
By Meagan Day and Bhaskar Sunkara
August 10, 2018, The New York Times

“Senator Bernie Sanders spoke about Medicare for All during a September
health care rally in California.”
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America

Immigrants use little health care, may help subsidize care of non-immigrants: Harvard/Tufts researchers
Press release. Clare Fauke, PNHP communications specialist; J. Wesley Boyd, M.D, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance August 8, 2018, PNHP
New study finds that immigrants pay more money into both private and public health insurance programs than they take out.

Medical Expenditures on and by Immigrant Populations in the United States: A Systematic Review
by PNHP members Lila Flavin, Leah Zallman, Danny McCormick, J. Wesley Boyd
August 8, 2018, International Journal of Health Services
This study demonstrates that demonstrating that immigrants use far less health care than non-immigrants, and may actually subsidize the care of U.S. citizens. “We conclude that insurance and medical care should be made more available to immigrants rather than less so.”

Koch-Funded Study Finds Medicare for All Would Save Money While Covering Everyone
Gritpost, July 30, 2018, real news for the working class

WNC activists head to DC for Poor People’s Campaign
News 13 WLOS, June 21, 2018

“Local advocates, including seven people from the Hendersonville area, are traveling to Washington, D.C. to make the case for single payer health care for all.”
Photo credit: WLOS

New group helps plan Medicare For All rally in Hendersonville, June 1, 2018, by Rebecca Walter

“People for Healthcare for Everyone organizer Kyra Moore speaks at an educational event earlier this year. The organization hosted its first event in January.” from