Single Payer


The Health Care section of the Platform of the Green Party opens with the following statement.

The Green Party supports single-payer universal health care and preventive care for all. We believe that health care is a right, not a privilege.

Our current health care system lets tens of thousands of people die each year by excluding them from adequate care, while its exorbitant costs are crippling our economy. The United States is the only industrialized nation in the world without a national health care system.

Below are articles and press releases detailing support for single payer from the national, state & local parties, and our candidates.


  • GPNJ Co-Sponsors national March For Medicare For All #M4M4ALL this Saturday, July 24!

TRENTON, NJ – We hope you are all staying safe while enjoying the summer! We've had a productive July so far with the Green Party US ANM last week, supporting our campaigns as they organize for this fall, the YES-Young EcoSocialists Caucus featured our Lt. Governor Candidate Heather Warburton and our Elections Committee held a meeting with independent candidates running this fall in New Jersey that are considering joining us! We have a few urgent events to alert you all to about with this Saturday's March For Medicare For All which we have co-sponsored! Our next State Meeting is this Sunday and we are hosting our first in person Potluck Picnic for everyone Aug 1!

ROCHESTER, NY – Green Party candidates and advocates have been fighting for single payer health care for decades. And during that time, it's been made clear that those in power have no intention of creating a true, single payer health care system and that is just one of the reasons the Green Party exists and continues to grow around the country.

So please join us this Saturday as the Green Party of Monroe County continues our push for single payer in solidarity with others who see health care as a human right. 

MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Green Party is supporting the March for Medicare for All, a national grassroots coalition that is organizing marches to call for Medicare for All across the country on Saturday, July 24.

With the US leading the world in deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic, it's an outrage that we remain the only wealthy country with a pay-or-die healthcare system. We will march in solidarity with people in 45 cities and counting to demand that politicians respond to the public demand for Medicare for All NOW.

PHILADELPHIA – The Steering Committee of the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) is pleased to announce that it has endorsed the #M4M4ALL | Marches which will take place on Saturday, July 24. Many members of the Green Party will participate in this nationwide march to rally for the cause of universal health.

  • Medicare for All Call to Action: July 24th, 2021

SEATTLE - The Green Party of Washington State is one of the many sponsors of the #M4M4ALL [March for Medicare for All] which takes place in cities and towns all over the country this Saturday, July 24, 2021.

The Green Party of Washington State strongly urges all Green Party members and supporters to get involved!

HOUSTON – Join Green Party of Texas (GPTX) candidate for Governor, Delilah Barrios, on Saturday July 24th between 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at the Medicare 4 All March in Austin at 1100 Congress Ave. Help us tell lawmakers that we will not rest until we have a universal, single-payer healthcare system!

As 2022 approaches, GPTX is calling for candidates for ALL ballot positions. We will hold a Prospective Candidate Information event on August 28, so please attend to have your questions answered.

  • You can help win Single-Payer Healthcare. Zoom Discussion on July 10th

On Thursday, June 24, 2021, the Administrative Committee of the Green-Rainbow Party passed by consensus a motion to join the Mass-Care Coalition in support of H.R.1194,, a bill that will bring a single-payer medical system to Massachusetts.

  • Medicare for All Now!

WARRENVILLE, IL – Greens support a Medicare-for-all, single-payer health-care system. This would not only fulfill a basic government obligation to meet the essential needs of its people; it would also be a boom to our economy, as both businesses and consumers would be relieved of the crippling burden of paying for overpriced, wasteful private health insurance.

Nationwide Medicare for All March

In a stunning betrayal of Californians, lawmakers in Sacramento delayed until 2022 the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act, Assembly Bill 1400. The Green Party of California aligns with a growing majority of Californians and many coalition partners in condemning this decision by the lawmakers. 

“Universal single-payer healthcare lies at the heart of the Green Party of California healthcare platform,” said Barry Hermanson, long-time single-payer advocate and member of the GPCA Coordinating Committee. See “Big Pharma” and “Universal health care: California tries again.”

AUGUSTA, ME -- The Maine Green Independent Party endorses a citizens initiative to establish a publicly funded health care system for all Maine residents.

The party's state committee voted unanimously to support the initiative, which was launched several months ago by Maine Health Care Action, a campaign group organized by Maine AllCare. The party will promote the petition campaign and encourage members to collect signatures to place the measure on the ballot.