RoseAnn DeMoro

Here are 10 things we'd all lose if Bernie chose not to run in 2020

There are countless reasons why Bernie Sanders should run for president in the 2020 election.

Keep reading... Show less

Sen. Sanders' Medicare-For-All Act: The Time Has Come Today

As the Chambers Brothers might put it, with the introduction of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All Act of 2017, the time has come today.

Keep reading... Show less

The Public Option in Health Care - Doomed From the Start

With the collapse of the dismal Republican healthcare bill, some Democrats are reviving talk of a public option as the cure for the holes in the Affordable Care Act that opened the door for the GOP attack.

Keep reading... Show less

Nurses and Activists Playing Hardball with Legislators Running Away From Single Payer Health Care

"We have not made a single gain in civil rights without determined legal and nonviolent pressure… It is a historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily." 
—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter From a Birmingham Jailpolitical establishment to shut it down, the quest for a state based, Medicare for all type system in California, based on patient need, not corporate profits, rolls on.

Keep reading... Show less

Why the Marquis de Sade Would Tip His Hat to the Cruelty Baked into the Republican Health Care Bill

Even the great Stephen King might find this story implausible.

Keep reading... Show less

Nurse Leader DeMoro: Access to Buying Insurance Is Not Health Coverage

A signature exchange early in the first Senate hearing Wednesday for Rep. Tom Price in his nomination to be the next Health and Human Services Secretary illustrates a lot about our still damaged health care system, and how it could get much worse.

Keep reading... Show less

We Will Not Waver in Our Political Revolution

In three momentous days June 17-19, 3,000 activists gathered in a People’s Summit in Chicago to embrace a continuing resolution to building a broad, bigger progressive movement to transform the nation and the planet.

Keep reading... Show less

10 Ways the Media and Political Establishment Have Tried to Orchestrate the Democratic Primary

It’s not over. Far from it. The economic and political establishment, which includes the Democratic National Committee, its Wall Street and corporate backers and the major media—most of it now owned by a half dozen big corporations—have worked feverishly to turn the Democratic primary process into a coronation for Hillary Clinton.

Keep reading... Show less

Don't Stop With Killing Cadillac Tax – Volkswagen's System of Profiting Off the Sick Must Go Too

To unpack the hubbub over the fraudulently named “Cadillac tax” let’s lift the covers off the corporate ideology of both the tax and Affordable Care Act it funds, and ask again, why do we continue to cling to a healthcare system premised on profiting off the sick?

Keep reading... Show less

What Happens When Our Healthcare Professionals are Stricken by Infectious Diseases

Nurses worked everyday throughout the Thanksgiving holiday. That is the expectation of their job; that is the expectation of their calling. 

Keep reading... Show less

Op-Ed: Our Profit-Centered Private Medical Industry Is Cutting Back on Hospital Care

With all the clamor over the website woes of the rollout of the Affordable Care Act finally ebbing, let's hope the media can begin to notice some changes in the delivery of health care that will have more far-reaching consequences for health care quality and access long after the sign-up problems are a distant memory.

Keep reading... Show less

A Program for Combating Poverty -- Stop the Cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Expand Medicare to All

With poverty rates spinning perilously out of control in the U.S., it’s time to send an unmistakable message to Congress and the White House as they prepare to resume the ongoing obsession with the deficit: End the silence on poverty, don’t make poverty worse by make cuts to Social Security or Medicare, and address a principle cause of poverty with a permanent fix to our dysfunctional healthcare system..

Keep reading... Show less

Nurses Step Up the Call for a Global Financial Tax

Before there was an Occupy Wall Street, there was a sea of red on Wall Street, and in Washington cheek to jowl with Wall Street's main lobbying arm, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and at Congressional offices across the country. It was registered nurses, members of National Nurses United, in red scrubs, demanding immediate action with a tax on Wall Street financial speculation to provide desperately needed revenue to heal our economy. The call for a financial transaction tax (FTT), sometimes called a "Robin Hood tax," has inspired a global movement, uniting international labor federations, environmental activists, and non-governmental organizations. They have already persuaded more than a dozen nations to adopt an FTT, and prodded most European Union countries, including conservative governments in Germany and France, to favor it as well. As the campaign for an FTT, a small charge on bonds, derivatives, currencies and similar speculation that targets the big banks and investment firms, has exploded internationally, it remained under the radar in the U.S. until NNU helped rekindle the call for a tax on Wall Street transactions earlier this year.

Keep reading... Show less

Nurses Take on Wall Street

From Maine to California, nurses have launched a campaign for a new direction for America to reverse the disastrous course of policies that demand ever more hardship for Main Street, while giving more tax breaks and special favors to Wall Street.

Keep reading... Show less
BRAND NEW STORIES