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 ...

“If we lose our health care, we will begin to die.”

By Zoe Carpenter for The Nation. Disability activists are at the forefront of direct action against Trump. One morning last June, as Senate Republicans worked feverishly to gut the Affordable Care Act, about 60 people, many of them in wheelchairs, entered the Russell Senate Office Building by separate doors so as not to attract attention from the ...

Children in U.S. are 70% more likely to die than children in other rich countries

Children in U.S. are 70% more likely to die than children in other rich countries
By Sarah Kliff for Vox. Above photo: Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images. A new study ranks 20 wealthy countries on childhood deaths. The US comes in last. A child born in the United States has a 70 percent greater chance of dying before adulthood than kids born into other wealthy, democratic countries, a new ...

How States Want To Shrink Medicaid

How States Want To Shrink Medicaid
By Jeff Stein, The Washington Post. NOTE: The attack on Medicaid, a very popular and necessary social insurance, heightens the need to fight for a solution to the healthcare crisis – National Improved Medicare for All. Health care should be provided for everyone when they need it without financial barriers. – Margaret Flowers, MD Smoking ...

3.2 Million More People became uninsured in 2017

3.2 Million More People became uninsured in 2017
By Gallup. Photo by Margaret Flowers. NOTE: There are a number of important take-away points for National Improved Medicare for All (NIMA) advocates from this survey. First, the number of people without health insurance rose for all age groups except those over 65, who have Medicare. In other words, Medicare works. Second, it is the ...

Single Payer Could Stop the Rural Hospital Closure Crisis

Single Payer Could Stop the Rural Hospital Closure Crisis
By Frances Gill for the People’s Policy Project. Photo: In 2015, Novant Health made the decision to close down Franklin Medical Center, in Louisburg. Photo credit: Taylor Sisk America’s rural hospitals are closing down at an alarming rate. According to the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program, there were seventy-two rural hospital closures between 2010 and 2016, close ...

Millennials vs. The Mandate

Millennials vs. The Mandate
By Brittany Shannahan for the Health Care is a Human Right Campaign, Maryland.   Shifting the blame away from greedy companies and our for-profit healthcare system onto young people living in economic insecurity isn’t going to win equitable healthcare for everyone. This week, it is likely that more details will emerge about proposed state legislation ...

Alex Azar, Big Pharma Exec, to be confirmed as Secretary of Health

Alex Azar, Big Pharma Exec, to be confirmed as Secretary of Health
On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, the Senate Finance Committee will vote on the confirmation of Alex Azar as the new Secretary of Health. Azar has demonstrated during his career and through his testimony to the committee that he consistently prioritizes corporate profits over human needs. Read the Op Ed below for more information. Take action ...

Care Suffers as More Nursing Homes Feed Money Into Corporate Webs

Care Suffers as More Nursing Homes Feed Money Into Corporate Webs
By Jordan Rau for the New York Times.  Photo: Allenbrooke Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Memphis is part of a chain of businesses that produced $145 million in revenue over eight years, from which the owners and their families’ trusts took 28 percent in distributions. CreditHouston Cofield for The New York Times. When one of Martha Jane ...

Jacob Hacker Rises Again to Stop Single Payer

Jacob Hacker Rises Again to Stop Single Payer
By Margaret Flowers for Health Over Profit for Everyone. Photo by Erik McGregor. In the article linked below, The Road to Medicare for Everyone, Jacob Hacker is once again working to dissuade single payer healthcare supporters from demanding National Improved Medicare for All and is using our language to send us down a false path. Once ...

Republicans to target welfare, Medicare, Medicaid spending in 2018

Republicans to target welfare, Medicare, Medicaid spending in 2018
By Jeff Stein in the Washington Post. NOTE: This article was first published on December 6, 2017. It is a good example of the misinformation that we can expect to see widely in the media this year. Members of Congress and their support team in the media and ‘think tanks’ will tell blame the deficit ...