What Can the US Nurses’ Campaign for Medicare for All Teach Organisers in the UK?

Jo Beardsmore - 9 February 2019

This Saturday volunteers in the UK will call people in the US, encouraging them to put pressure on their elected representatives to demand Medicare for All, which would guarantee healthcare for all Americans. This experiment in international solidarity – supported by Momentum – is timed to coincide with a huge week of action in the US organised by National Nurses United (NNU), aimed at building support for a new Medicare For All bill in the House.

As people on both sides of the pond connect their fights for healthcare justice, it’s worth taking a closer look at the nurses’ campaign for Medicare for All to see what lessons can be learnt to inform the fight to defend – and expand – free universal healthcare in the UK... See more