This one unbelievably expensive Iowa patient makes the case for single-payer healthcare

This one unbelievably expensive Iowa patient makes the case for single-payer healthcare
By Michael Hiltzik for the LA Times. NOTE: Here is an excerpt from an email we sent to health staffers in Congress. Most populations, including ours in the United States, follow what is known as “the 80-20 rule.” The top 20% with the greatest health needs uses 80% of our health spending and the bottom ...

Why Trump should embrace single-payer health care

Why Trump should embrace single-payer health care
By F. H. Buckley in the NY Post. NOTE: This article raises an important question that is often asked about national improved Medicare for All: whether private insurance should be a part of the system or not. We advocate for a universal and comprehensive healthcare system that covers all medically necessary care and that private ...

Loss Aversion, Trump and the New Opening for Medicare for All

Loss Aversion, Trump and the New Opening for Medicare for All
By Robert H. Frank for the New York Times Republicans are in a bind. They’ve been promising to repeal Obamacare for seven years, and now, having won control of the White House and Congress, they must try to deliver. But while their bitter denunciations of the Affordable Care Act may have depressed its approval numbers, ...

Single Payer Would Save at Least 20,000 More Lives Than ACA

Single Payer Would Save at Least 20,000 More Lives Than ACA
By Physicians for a National Health Program. Repeal of Affordable Care Act would cause tens of thousands of deaths, while single payer would save at least 20,000 more lives than ACA: AJPH editorial Researchers: Peer-reviewed evidence points to deadly consequences of being uninsured Repealing the Affordable Care Act without replacing it, as some conservative hardliners ...

Nothing Short of a Single-Payer Health Plan Will Do

Nothing Short of a Single-Payer Health Plan Will Do
By Labor Fightback Since the enactment of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (ACA) in 2009, congressional Republicans have vowed to “repeal and replace Obamacare.” For seven years that promise was never anything more than a campaign slogan — no Republican ever offered an alternative health plan to Barack Obama’s signature legislation. In the ...

Medical Students Rally In Philly for Single Payer

Medical Students Rally In Philly for Single Payer
By Mensah M. Dean for Philly.com. Above photo: ANTHONY BELTRAN / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER. Temple University student Karim Saraihmed (left) and Richard Bruno, 37, a founding member of SNaHP who specializes in primary care and public health in Baltimore. Philadelphia, PA – While political heavyweights in Washington slug it out over the merits of the Affordable Care Act ...

Obamacare Meeting Bends Toward Single-Payer Solution

Obamacare Meeting Bends Toward Single-Payer Solution
By Jon Kelvey for the Carroll County Times. More than 150 people packed the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ fellowship hall Thursday night for an often boisterous town hall meeting on the future of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. While Republican lawmakers have long been critical of President Barack Obama‘s signature ...

A Really Good Obamacare Replacement

A Really Good Obamacare Replacement
By David Lazarus for the LA Times. Supporters of healthcare reform may feel disheartened as President Trump and Republican lawmakers prepare to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with … well, something. They can’t even agree among themselves on what the U.S. healthcare system should look like. But there’s reason for hope, albeit ...

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