Insurance Lobby Talking Points Don’t Come With Warning Labels

Insurance Lobby Talking Points Don’t Come With Warning Labels
By Joshua Cho for Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting Ever since The Intercept (11/20/18) found several planning documents by the Partnership for America’s Healthcare Future (PAHCF), a benign-sounding corporate alliance formed to prevent any kind of reform and prop up the dysfunctional US healthcare system’s profits, corporate media have been reporting on the PAHCF’s efforts ...

Why Would A Union Oppose Medicare For All?

Why Would A Union Oppose Medicare For All?
The Culinary Union’s stance on Medicare for All raises serious questions for the immigrant labor movement. It is in Labor’s interest to back M4A. By Rolando Jackson for Current Affairs The Culinary Workers Union of Nevada, UNITE HERE local 226, is the largest union in the state of Nevada. The union is frequently held up ...

Protecting Americans from surprise medical costs

Protecting Americans from surprise medical costs
By Ed Weisbart for St. Louis Post-Dispatch Breaking news: At the end of 2019, Congress failed to fix a major problem with American health insurance. This would be comically boring if so many lives and so much money were not at stake. Chances are that you are among the majority of Americans who have received ...

A Better Health Care Debate Is Possible

A Better Health Care Debate Is Possible
For all the time spent inciting spats among Democrats, moderators have barely scratched the surface of a vital policy dispute. By Libby Watson for The New Republic Presidential debates are not held for the purpose of informing the public about the candidates running for president and their views. They are television shows, designed to do ...

‘Medicare for All’ Would Help Heal the Income Gap

‘Medicare for All’ Would Help Heal the Income Gap
By Bill Boyarsky for Truthdig An overlooked aspect of the health care debate is how “Medicare for All” could reduce the income inequality that separates America’s rich from the poor and middle class. In the presidential campaign, attention has been focused on well-publicized, important questions of patient care: Will I lose my company- or union-sponsored ...

How can U.S. healthcare save more than $600B? Switch to a single-payer system, study suggests

How can U.S. healthcare save more than $600B? Switch to a single-payer system, study suggests
By Joanne Finnegan for FierceHealthcare U.S. healthcare could save more than $600 billion in administrative costs by adopting a single-payer system like neighboring Canada, a new study suggests. The U.S.’s current multi-payer system cost the country $812 billion in administrative costs in 2017—four times more than Canada, which has a single-payer system—mostly due to the ...

Racism, Inequality, and Health Care for African Americans

Racism, Inequality, and Health Care for African Americans
By Jamila Taylor for The Century Foundation The American health care system in beset with inequalities that have a disproportionate impact on people of color and other marginalized groups. These inequalities contribute to gaps in health insurance coverage, uneven access to services, and poorer health outcomes among certain populations. African Americans bear the brunt of ...

Physicians advocate for single payer system

Physicians advocate for single payer system
By Spencer Schultz for The Brown Daily Herald The United States’ health care system is broken and the only solution is a single payer plan, argued local leaders of Physicians for a National Health Program at an event Tuesday night. James Cowan, an internal medicine specialist, and J. Mark Ryan MD ’84, clinical assistant professor ...

Stop fearmongering about ‘Medicare for All.’ Most families would pay less for better care.

Stop fearmongering about 'Medicare for All.' Most families would pay less for better care.
By Donald M. Berwick for USA Today With costs rising painfully, insurance companies denying care and nearly 30 million people still uninsured, America desperately needs an honest health policy discussion. That’s why it has been so disappointing over the past several weeks to watch multiple candidates parrot right-wing attacks on “Medicare for All,” like claiming that it ...

Buttigieg Denounced for Spouting ‘Pack of Lies’ About Medicare for All While Swimming in Insurance Industry Cash

Buttigieg Denounced for Spouting 'Pack of Lies' About Medicare for All While Swimming in Insurance Industry Cash
“Mayor Pete sounds like he’s on the payroll of the Republican National Committee.” By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg—the leading recipient of campaign cash from the healthcare industry among Democratic presidential candidates—went on the offensive against Medicare for All with right-wing talking points during Tuesday night’s debate, bashing the ...