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#MedicareforAll beats Trump

#MedicareforAll beats Trump

By Dr. Bill Honigman​, Progressive Democrats of America - National Outreach Lead   I’m a recently retired Emergency Room physician, and after 37-plus years in the business I should know that #SinglePayer expanded and improved #MedicareForAll will save money and save...

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The Democratic Presidential Debate Must Address Poverty

The Democratic Presidential Debate Must Address Poverty

photo: People walk in Skid Row after new school supplies were donated to thousands at Fred Jordan Missions, on September 28, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images / Mario Tama) Alan Minsky, the executive director of the Progressive Democrats of America, is...

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Medicare as Medicine for a System Addicted to Itself

Medicare as Medicine for a System Addicted to Itself

By Donna Smith   Just three short weeks ago, I became Medicare eligible.  And shortly afterwards I faced a serious health crisis.  What a never knew is how absolutely protected I am as a Medicare beneficiary when compared to the past 64 years covered by private...

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Remembering Our Sister, Judy Hess

Remembering Our Sister, Judy Hess

National Staff -  Progressive Democrats of America   Judy Hess—force of nature, longtime PDA National Field Coordinator, Vice Chair of PDA’s Board, California State Co-Coordinator, former Chapter Leader in San Diego and Fresno, and progressive organizer in the...

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She Persists: Building Power Through Shared Humanity

She Persists: Building Power Through Shared Humanity

photo: Donna Smith and Senator Elizabeth WarrenBy Donna Smith - former Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America and currently a Medicare for All campaign surrogate for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. It was July 17, 2007, and I was set to testify to the House...

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Blase Bonpane: Reflections on the Passing of a Lodestar

Blase Bonpane: Reflections on the Passing of a Lodestar

Blase Bonpane (photo credit: R. Colby)By Alan Minsky, Executive Director | Progressive Democrats of America Since I first began working alongside Blase Bonpane around the beginning of this century, he has been one of the most influential people in my life.  With his...

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Economists in Support of a Medicare for All Health Care System

Economists in Support of a Medicare for All Health Care System

Progressive Democrats of America An Open Letter to the Congress and People of the United StatesAs economists, we understand that a single-payer “Medicare for All” health insurance system for the U.S. can finance good-quality care for all U.S. residents as a basic...

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Alan Minsky’s Speech to The Party of the European Left

Alan Minsky’s Speech to The Party of the European Left

April 3, 2019   Brussels, Belgium By, Alan Minsky, Executive Director | Progressive Democrats of America Hello, I’m Alan Minsky, the Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America, also known as PDA. Contrary to what our name might imply, PDA is not actually a...

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