Health Over Profit National Calls

Health Over Profit National Calls
Health Over Profit for Everyone is a national campaign to win a National Improved Medicare for All (NIMA) healthcare system (also called a single payer health system). It is a project initiated by advocates for NIMA acting as individuals and is coordinated by Popular Resistance. We will hold regular national conference calls starting Monday, February ...

Speak-out held in Senator Sanders’ Office for Critical Improvements to his Bill

Speak-out held in Senator Sanders' Office for Critical Improvements to his Bill
On April 10, National Improved Medicare for All advocates participating in the HOPE Action Camp visited Senator Sanders’ office in Washington, DC to hand-deliver a letter outlining necessary improvements to his Medicare for All Act, S. 1804. The letter was originally sent to Senator Sanders on April 2. You can read it here. Senator Sanders’ ...

Hospitals Are Leaving Rural America. Rural Americans Are Staying Put.

Hospitals Are Leaving Rural America. Rural Americans Are Staying Put.
By Debbie Weingarten for Talk Poverty Kendra Colburn spent a decade uninsured. During those years, she worked as a carpenter near her hometown in rural Vermont, earning just enough that she didn’t qualify for low-income health care, but not enough to afford health insurance on her own. While uninsured, she suffered two major work injuries ...

National Improved Medicare for All lifts the Burden of Health Injustice

National Improved Medicare for All lifts the Burden of Health Injustice
By Margaret Flowers, Health Over Profit for Everyone. Washington, DC – On Monday, April 9, as part of World Health Day, National Improved Medicare for All (NIMA) advocates marched through the streets of Washington, DC dragging a 12-foot tall ball and chain to symbolize the burden that the US healthcare system puts on everyone. From ...

March for National Improved Medicare for All

March for National Improved Medicare for All
Activists Take Fight For Free Healthcare To Streets In Washington DC Citizens Converge at Capitol to Call for Medicare for All   Washington, DC – On Monday, April 9th, advocates for National Improved Medicare for All will march from the insurance industry lobby group, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Advocates will gather at the US Navy Memorial at 701 Pennsylvania Ave., ...

Why does the U.S. spend so much more on healthcare? It’s the prices

Why does the U.S. spend so much more on healthcare? It's the prices
By Harris Meyer for Modern Healthcare “It’s an incredible bureaucratic mess to get anything done for patients,” said Cullen, president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In contrast, Dr. Trina Larsen Soles’ 12-physician general practice in Golden, British Columbia, has one full-time staffer assigned each day to billing the province’s public medical services plan, ...

The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Business of Medical Care

The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Business of Medical Care
Big corporations — giant retailers and health insurance companies — are teaming up to become your doctor. By Reed Abelson and Julie Creswell for The New York Times Is the doctor in? In this new medical age of urgent care centers and retail clinics, that’s not a simple question. Nor does it have a simple ...

Don’t Privatize the VA, It’s a Model Healthcare System

Don't Privatize the VA, It's a Model Healthcare System
By Right to Heal. Veterans Groups and Advocates Sound the Alarm and Demand that Rear Adm. Jackson State Publicly that the Trump Administration Will Not Seek to Privatize the VA and Work to Dismantle Healthcare for Veterans and Families (March 30, 2018, Chicago) – President Donald Trump just fired VA Secretary David Shulkin and replaced him with ...

Our multi-payer system of health care isn’t working

Our multi-payer system of health care isn't working
By Jay Brock, Washington Post. Above photo: A man looks over the Affordable Care Act sign-up page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York in 2013. (Mike Segar/Reuters) Regarding the March 23 editorial “Maryland’s ingenious plan to fix Obamacare”: Under our current multiple-payer system of health care, we have two major problems: Too many people have ...

Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare for All

Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare for All
By Brittany Shannahan for Healthcare Is A Human Right Maryland A new twitter campaign led by The Coalition for Medicare Choices promises to mobilize two million seniors to “preserve and strengthen” Medicare Advantage. But who is the Coalition for Medicare Choices? With Medicare Advantage now covering 33% of Medicare enrollees, what does the state of Medicare Advantage ...

Ten Million Americans Could Bring H.R. 676 into Reality Land—Relief for Anxiety, Dread and Fear

Ten Million Americans Could Bring H.R. 676 into Reality Land—Relief for Anxiety, Dread and Fear
By Ralph Nader for Counterpunch Polls show that over 125 million adults in our country already favor full Medicare for all, with free choice of doctor and hospital without stifling networks. I say ‘already’ because, as of yet, there is no major national campaign underway showing that an ‘everybody in, nobody out’ system of health ...