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 ...

How Big Medicine can ruin Medicare for All

How Big Medicine can ruin Medicare for All
By Phillip Longman for The Guardian. Photo from Make It Our UPMC. NOTE: One of our criticisms of the Sanders’ Medicare for All Act is that it doesn’t get rid of investor-owned health facilities. Longman explains the problem with leaving profit in our healthcare system. The pursuit of a ‘single-payer’ healthcare system in the United ...

Trump’s HHS Secretary Pick comes from Big Pharma

Trump's HHS Secretary Pick comes from Big Pharma
By Alex Kotch and Lydia O’Neal for International Business Times. Presidential candidate Donald Trump was an outspoken critic of pharmaceutical companies and high drug prices. He told prospective voters that he’d allow Medicare to negotiate with drug companies. President-elect Trump said Big Pharma was “getting away with murder” with its exorbitant prices for drugs and said ...

What Corporate Media Failed to Learn About Canadian Single-Payer

What Corporate Media Failed to Learn About Canadian Single-Payer
By Michael Corcoran for FAIR. Media responded to Bernie Sanders’ hospital tour of Canada with predictable dismissiveness. When it was announced that several journalists would travel with Sen. Bernie Sanders in October for a hospital tour of Canada to learn about its single-payer system, one question immediately sprang to mind:  What would corporate media do to smear ...

Fragmented Health System Paves Way for CVS-Aetna Merger

Fragmented Health System Paves Way for CVS-Aetna Merger
By Aaron Mate for The Real News. William K. Black, author of THE BEST WAY TO ROB A BANK IS TO OWN ONE, teaches economics and law at the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC). He was the Executive Director of the Institute for Fraud Prevention from 2005-2007. Black was a central figure in exposing ...

Feds and States Going After Insulin Makers for High Prices

Feds and States Going After Insulin Makers for High Prices
By Sarah Jane Tribble for Kaiser Health News. Photo: Hunter Sego is flanked by his parents, Bryon and Kathy Sego, at a DePauw University football game this fall. Hunter, who is a punter and plays safety, has Type 1 diabetes. He needs four vials of insulin a month, and the price recently jumped to $487 each. ...

Division Among Democrats Over Medicare for All

Division Among Democrats Over Medicare for All
By John Geyman for Truthout. The Democratic Party, as is the case with the Republican Party, has its own civil war going on as it looks to the upcoming election cycles in 2018 and 2020. Its division over how to proceed on health care shows how wide the divide is among Democrats. Democratic centrists, so ...

Future Doctors support Medicare for All

Future Doctors support Medicare for All
By Augie Lindmark, Vanessa Van Doren, Bryant Shuey, and Andy Hyatt in STAT News, October 25, 2017. Photo: Students for a National Health Program. Underneath a heap of hospital blankets, Stephen seemed small for a 7-year-old. His chest rose and fell rapidly, a frightening rhythm given his history of asthma. His parents stood nearby as veteran ...

Single Payer Myths: Removing People From Employer Plans

Single Payer Myths: Removing People From Employer Plans
By Matt Bruenig for People’s Policy Project. Photo: Molly Adams / Flickr Critics argue that single payer has a unique problem in that it would remove people from employer-provided health plans. Krugman: A far more important consideration is minimizing disruption to the 156 million people who currently get insurance through their employers, and are largely satisfied ...

A net 3.5 million people in the United States lost health insurance this year 1

A net 3.5 million people in the United States lost health insurance this year
By Don McCanne for Quote of the Day. Gallup News October 20, 2017 U.S. Uninsured Rate Rises to 12.3% in Third Quarter By Zac Auter The percentage of U.S. adults lacking health insurance rose in the third quarter of 2017 to 12.3%, up 0.6 percentage points from the previous quarter and 1.4 points since the ...

As Washington Fails on Health Care, Keep Pushing Improved Medicare for All

As Washington Fails on Health Care, Keep Pushing Improved Medicare for All
By Margaret Flowers for Health Over Profit for Everyone. Photo: Michael Fleshman/flickr/cc As the White House and Congress play political football with our health care, it is critical for us to keep our eye on the goal of pushing for National Improved Medicare for All. Both the White House and Congress are taking steps to change ...