International Nurse News Round-Up

See a collection of links to news stories about nurses in other nations, and how they are advocating for their patients.

Global Nurses United
June 21, 2017

Single-payer healthcare for California is, in fact, very doable

The California Senate recently voted to pass a bill that would establish a single-payer healthcare system for the entire state. The proposal, called the Healthy California Act, will now be taken up by the state Assembly.

By Robert Pollin, writing for LA Times
June 21, 2017

Opinion: California has a cure for bad health coverage

As the U.S. Senate rushes to enact secret legislation that could rip away health coverage for millions, with a bill whose only public version even President Donald Trump branded as “mean,” in California we have an antidote that would protect us all.

By RoseAnn DeMoro writing for East Bay Times
June 20, 2017

SB562 would bring health care, not just insurance, to all Californians

In contrast to the health care horror show unfolding in Washington, California can establish real health care security for our families, neighbors and communities with the Healthy California Act, SB562.

By RoseAnn DeMoro writing for San Francisco Chronicle
June 19, 2017

The big media lie about single-payer health care

The headlines were so consistent, so predictably bad, that I almost couldn’t read them. “Single-payer will cost $400 billion.” “Single-payer costs dwarf entire state budget.”

By Tim Redmond, 48 Hills
June 5, 2017