Healthcare From Private to Public

Healthcare From Private to Public
By Rita Valenti. Originally published in November.December 2017 Vol27.Ed6 Rally, Comrades! rally@lrna.org Above photo of Moral Monday sit-in in Atlanta, Georgia by Joeff Davis. Nowhere is the chaos and insecurity of a society in transition felt more universally than in healthcare.  Two distinct classes with opposing interests are facing off in a struggle that will determine the future ...

Senate Debates Billions for Insurers while Public Demands Medicare for All 1

Senate Debates Billions for Insurers while Public Demands Medicare for All
By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese for Health Over Profit for Everyone. Billions More for Crony Capitalist Insurance or Improved Medicare for All This week we attended a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee where there was broad bi-partisan support for giving billions more to the insurance industry to “stabilize ...

Saving the ACA is NOT an Option

Saving the ACA is NOT an Option
By Sherry Eason. Photo from March, 2017 in RIFuture.org. All citizens deserve Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.Without good health, opportunity is greatly diminished. I work in the health insurance business, I own a small Health Insurance Agency. My goal when I created my agency, and now more than ever, is to work myself ...

Don’t Be Fooled By The Profiteer’s Option

Don't Be Fooled By The Profiteer's Option
By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese for Popular Resistance, Sept. 18, 2016. NOTE: Senator Sanders mentioned the Public Option as a possible solution in the Sanders Cruz health debate on CNN, so we are posting this article from last September to bring some clarity. The Public Option is a Profiteer’s Option, as explained below. It ...

Mad As Hell: Why the public is so pissed off

Mad As Hell: Why the public is so pissed off
Above photo from Portland Indymedia. NOTE: Voters received notice of their insurance premium increases for 2017 just prior to the November election. It is no surprise that voters were angry over the failure of the ACA to control premium and out-of-pocket costs. Many who voted for Trump, especially in the fly-over states, experience challenges affording ...

Americans Actually Do Want Medicare for All

Americans Actually Do Want Medicare for All
The media and the private insurance lobbyists are doing everything they can to twist the truth about public opinion on a public health system. Don’t listen: when it’s described accurately to them, a majority of Americans want Medicare for All. By Luke Savage for Jacobin America’s public debate on health care has long been riddled ...

Single-Payer Reform—“Medicare for All”

Single-Payer Reform—“Medicare for All”
By Steffie Woolhandler, MD and David U. Himmelstein, MD for Jama Network The prospect of single-payer “Medicare-for-all” reform evokes enthusiasm and concern. Proponents maintain that a single-payer system would be the simplest route to universal coverage; every US resident would qualify for comprehensive insurance under a public, tax-financed plan that would replace private insurers, Medicaid, and Medicare. Others are ...

House Democrats Schedule Hearing on HR1384 (#MedicareForAll) for This Tuesday, April 30

House Democrats Schedule Hearing on HR1384 (#MedicareForAll) for This Tuesday, April 30
By Lambert Strether for Naked Capitalism Kudos to the Democrat-controlled House Rules Committee for scheduling a hearing on HR1384, the “Medicare for All Act of 2019.” (Here is the announcement; here are the witnesses). However, readers who suspect my rapture will be modified will not be disappointed. In this post, I won’t go into health ...

Democrats Should Fight Trump With Medicare For All

Democrats Should Fight Trump With Medicare For All
Instead of championing Medicare for All, the Democratic leadership is proposing mild tweaks to Obamacare. That’s a disaster — centrist incrementalism is a gift to Trump. By Tim Higginbotham and Luke Thibault for Jacobin Democratic leadership have now signaled to voters what their party would look like in power, by introducing their vision for American ...

Look at These Absolutely Ordinary Americans Who Hate Medicare for All (*Cough)

Look at These Absolutely Ordinary Americans Who Hate Medicare for All (*Cough)
By Libby Watson for Splinter News The Partnership for America’s Health Care Future is a lobbying group dedicated to fighting single-payer and even public option health plans, formed by the biggest players in the health insurance industry—pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and health insurers, among others. We don’t know how much money they have, but one of ...