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A Decision to be of Service

Dr. Grace Dammann’s life was forever altered when a driver crashed head-on into her car on the Golden Gate Bridge.  Dr. Dammann once honored by the Dalai Lama for her extraordinary work with AIDS patients’ said, “It’s a real eye-opener to be on the other side […]

Thousands of people attended #MedicareForAll barnstorm events across the country!

Nurses across the country are off to a great start with a grassroots movement to demand Medicare for All. Thousands of people interested in supporting the movement attended over 150 barnstorms from Maine to California where they shared their healthcare stories and learned about the […]

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Giant steps – the next stage in the fight for Medicare for All

The long journey toward transforming our health care system to ensure that all our nation’s people get the care they need is entering its next major phase. In the coming days, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, with dozens of House co-sponsors, is expected to introduce an updated […]

Medicare for All: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) will be introducing a new and improved Medicare for All Act 2019 in a couple of weeks. National Nurses United is sponsoring a campaign to support the bill and have set up a phone line facilitate your ability to urge your […]

Medical bills from an unexpected illness or accident are the leading cause of financial emergency for Americans. (Photo: National Nurses United/Flickr/cc)

2019: The Year of Medicare for All

Early in this new year, Rep. Pramilla Jayapal (D-Wa.) will be introducing an updated version of a House Medicare for All bill, buttressed by the election in November of a number of new Medicare for all House candidates. Re-introduction of a Senate bill by Sen. […]

Gerard Brogan, RN

As California Celebrates 15 Years of Mandated RN-to-Patient Ratios: Everyone Wins — Watch for Federal Legislation This Year

Director of Nurse Practice Safety for California Nurses Association, National Nurses United Gerard Brogan joins us for this podcast. “Overwhelming evidence and academic research continues to demonstrate that staffing ratios save lives, prevents medication errors, reduces patient deterioration, and curbs nurse burn-out,” says Brogan. California’s […]