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 ...

Business Leaders, Physicians and Health Advocates’ Open Letter to President Trump

Business Leaders, Physicians and Health Advocates' Open Letter to President Trump
President Donald Trump The White House Washington, DC Dear President Trump: We are business owners, physicians and health policy experts writing to urge you to take action that will truly solve the healthcare crisis in the United States. The current approach is the most expensive and inefficient in the advanced world, is a drag on ...

Cured into Destitution

Cured into Destitution
By Ronnie Cohen for Reuters. (Reuters Health) – When a badly injured patient rolls into the emergency room, Dr. John Scott doesn’t ask to see proof of insurance. Instead, he immediately begins treatment. Hospital care frequently saves patients from gunshots, stab wounds, crushing car accidents and other traumatic injuries. But Scott found in a new ...

How to Avoid getting Ripped Off at the Hospital

How to Avoid getting Ripped Off at the Hospital
According to a doctor turned health care journalist. By Julia Belluz for Vox. Above image: Smart Design/Shutterstock “We hate our healthcare system. And yet we’ve come to accept it as an inevitable burden of being American,” Elisabeth Rosenthal writes in her new book, An American Sickness.    “The American healthcare system is rigged against you,” ...

Jim Cooper on Health Care: “It’s Hard to Even Call this a System”

Jim Cooper on Health Care:
Representative Jim Cooper represents Tennessee. He is a Blue Dog Democrat, which means he is a fiscal conservative. Blue Dogs “work with members of both parties to find areas of compromise and to advance public policies that benefit the entire nation.” Jim Cooper is a health policy expert. He teaches health care management at Vanderbilt ...

What single payer means to an Alaskan fisherman with breast cancer

What single payer means to an Alaskan fisherman with breast cancer
By Malena Marvin in Medium.com. If you haven’t had a chronic illness while self-employed, the term “single payer” might not mean much to you. Let me explain what it means to me. Grab a cup of coffee and put your feet up, this is going to take a few minutes. My life under “Multiple Payer” ...

Rosa DeLauro Says “No” to Single Payer, but 100 Say Yes!

Rosa DeLauro Says
By Russell Mokhiber in Morgan County, USA If you want to know why the Democratic Party is dead, dead, dead, look no further than Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Connecticut). She’s a member of the House Progressive Caucus, which as a group has endorsed HR 676, the single payer bill in the House. A cool one hundred ...

Single-Payer Health Care Is Seeing Record Support in Congress

Single-Payer Health Care Is Seeing Record Support in Congress
By Michael Corcoran for TruthOut Health care activists outside the Massachusetts State House on the April 8th National Day of Action for Medicare for All. This was one of many events held across the country. (Photo: Dave Madeloni) The primary Medicare for All bill has more support in Congress now than it has ever before. John ...

Crowd rallies for expansion, improvement of Medicare in Mobile

Crowd rallies for expansion, improvement of Medicare in Mobile
By Cory Pippin for Local 15 TV. AA MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — Supporters of the group Medicare For All believe it’s the perfect time to expand and improve health care across the country. As the future of healthcare in the United States remains uncertain, concerned locals gathered in Bienville Square on Saturday. Many held signs and ...

We Are Losing Our Rural Hospitals

We Are Losing Our Rural Hospitals
By Amy Goldstein for The Washington Post. Above photo: In Brownsville, Natalie Pinner and her husband, David, remain on guard given their son’s medical crisis several years ago. They no longer have a hospital nearby should Clayton have another severe allergic reaction. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post) NOTE: Rural hospitals and communities are casualties of our ...

Rich live up to 15 years longer than poor peers

Rich live up to 15 years longer than poor peers
By Jessica Glenza for The Guardian. Above photo: Wealthy Americans can expect to live 15 years longer than poor peers, studies in the Lancet find. Photograph: Ariel Skelley/Getty Images/Blend Images Health insurance system – the most expensive in the world – is worsening situation, researchers find, arguing healthcare should be treated as human right. You can’t ...