Single-Payer Health Care – Medicare for All – Geri Jenkins

by David Lemberg on February 20, 2009

in Health Care Public Policy, The New Economy, U.S. Health Care

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Geri Jenkins

Geri Jenkins

Geri Jenkins, Co-President of the California Nurses Association, discusses Single Payer / Medicare for All – An Economic Stimulus Plan for the Nation. Ms. Jenkins describes how a single-payer system would create 2.8 million jobs and more than $300 billion in new revenues to the U.S. econnomy. A single-payer system would provide health insurance to all Americans, including children as well as families below the poverty line.

The California Nurses Association / National Nurses Organizing Committee is the nation’s largest union of Registered Nurses. CNA was the driving force behind California’s law guaranteeing a safe ratio of nurses to patients on every unit, a law that has saved thousands of lives and helped ease the state’s nursing shortage by drawing RNs back into critical-care settings. CNA is also the nation’s leading proponent of guaranteed healthcare on the single-payer model, which proposes expanding Medicare to cover all Americans.

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