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 ...

Health Insurers “Very Mindful” of Single Payer Battle

Health Insurers
By Sarah Kliff, Vox. NOTE: This article is helpful because it shows that the private insurers also see single payer support growing and gives a small insight into the arguments they will mount against it and use to sow fear in the public. Have no doubt that they will spend hundreds of millions to propagandize ...

Doctors in U.S. and Canada launch sweeping pharmaceutical reform proposal

Doctors in U.S. and Canada launch sweeping pharmaceutical reform proposal
By PNHP.org. Plan published today in the British Medical Journal outlines seven steps to slash costs, improve access, and increase safety of prescription medications in both nations   WASHINGTON, D.C. — The skyrocketing cost of prescription medications is one of the biggest concerns for American voters. However, in his proposal last Friday, President Donald Trump ...

LTE: We Need Universal Health Care

LTE: We Need Universal Health Care
By Dr. Ken Locke, Chieftain.com. I recently entered open enrollment week. Once a year, I pore over the different options offered through my employee health benefits plan. I must choose coverage by one of four companies, each, in turn, offering various plans, called high deductible, premium, ultra-exclusive and so forth. To make these choices, I ...

When credit scores become casualties of healthcare debt

When credit scores become casualties of healthcare debt
By Shefali Luthra for Modern Healthcare After a devastating horse-riding accident in 2017 landed him in the hospital for a month, requiring trauma care and hospital-based therapy, Jeff Woodard considered himself lucky. The bills amounted to hundreds of thousands of dollars. But Woodard’s employer-sponsored health insurance limited his out-of-pocket maximum payment to $5,000. He reached ...

4 Takeaways From Trump’s Plan To Rescind CHIP Funding

4 Takeaways From Trump’s Plan To Rescind CHIP Funding
By Phil Galewitz for Kaiser Health News President Donald Trump wants to employ a rarely used budget maneuver called “rescission” to eliminate $15 billion in federal spending, including $7 billion from the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Administration officials insist the cuts wouldn’t negatively affect any programs — rather, they would merely return money ...

Socialists Push Phoenix Mayor Stanton to Support Single-Payer Health Care

Socialists Push Phoenix Mayor Stanton to Support Single-Payer Health Care
By Joseph Flaherty for Phoenix New Times Local leftists are pushing Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to support single-payer health care before he resigns to run for Congress. The Phoenix chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America submitted a citizen petition to the City Council on May 2, urging Stanton and the council to support a universal system ...

Andrew J. Cohen: The VA is working just fine, thank you very much

Andrew J. Cohen: The VA is working just fine, thank you very much
By Andrew J. Cohen for The Spokesman-Review “A government-run, single-payer, bureaucratic health-care system that doesn’t work.” That’s how Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., described the Department of Veterans Affairs last month on “Meet the Press.” Johnson’s remarks are typical of Republicans in Congress, who have made no secret of their intention to privatize the department. President ...

Single-Payer System Is the Solution for Mental Health Care, Panelists Say

Single-Payer System Is the Solution for Mental Health Care, Panelists Say
By Kelly Davio for The American Journal of Managed Care In a discussion during the American Psychiatric Association 2018 Annual Meeting, held in New York, New York, a panel of psychiatrists argued that private insurance is failing patients with mental health disorders, and that a single-payer system would provide better access and better care for ...

Letter to the editor: Canada’s single-payer system works

Letter to the editor: Canada’s single-payer system works
By Hillary Barter in Press Herald In his letter to the editor May 2, Don Vose of Naples argued that a single-payer health care system would not serve us well, referring in part to Canadians “forgoing” their single-payer system. This may be a commonly held view, but it is not accurate. A poll by Nanos ...

Single-payer: Healthcare 10 times better than you ever dreamed of

Single-payer: Healthcare 10 times better than you ever dreamed of
By Chris Graham for Augusta Free Press I’m not here to give you chapter, verse and footnotes on single-payer, why we need to join the rest of the industrialized world in making access to healthcare a basic human right. You don’t need the data to tell you what’s right. If you’re of the mindset that ...