Begging for Our Lives

Begging for Our Lives
By Margaret Flowers for Health Over Profit There seems to be a lack of awareness in the United States about how much our healthcare system is an aberration. We tolerate levels of injustice that would be unthinkable in other advanced nations. Perhaps it is because many of us have never experienced health security – being ...

Nation Rallies for Medicare for All

Nation Rallies for Medicare for All
By Margaret Flowers for Health Over Profit. Above photo from Indivisible Omaha. The national demand for Medicare for All continues to gain momentum. The Republican’s attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with even crappier private health insurance before the spring recess failed, and instead people organized to create what every other industrialized nation ...

International Day of Action for Public Health Care

International Day of Action for Public Health Care
By Margaret Flowers for Health Over Profit. On April 7, people around the world took action to celebrate World Health Day by declaring that health care is not a commodity and should not be privatized. The theme of the day was “Our health is not for sale.  In the more than 80 cities in the European ...

Why Trump should embrace single-payer health care

Why Trump should embrace single-payer health care
By F. H. Buckley in the NY Post. NOTE: This article raises an important question that is often asked about national improved Medicare for All: whether private insurance should be a part of the system or not. We advocate for a universal and comprehensive healthcare system that covers all medically necessary care and that private ...

Medicare For All Is The Path Forward

Medicare For All Is The Path Forward
By Patti Eakin for The Huffington Post ‘Keep What We Have’ Isn’t Good Enough We refuse to merely play defense when healthcare is still out of reach and far too expensive for millions of people. The failure of Trumpcare was a victory for healthcare access and affordability. But it’s no secret that our fragmented and ...

Eastern Shore Residents Demand #MedicareForAll at Andy Harris Town Hall

Eastern Shore Residents Demand #MedicareForAll at Andy Harris Town Hall
By Brittany Shannahan for Health Care is a Human Right Maryland This past Friday, March 31, HCHR-MD attended a town hall meeting with Representative Andy Harris, at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, MD. As a person born and raised in Talbot County, a place not frequently associated with political protests, I was thunderstruck at the ...

This Time Republicans Want To Screw The Ill

This Time Republicans Want To Screw The Ill
By Kevin Zeese for Popular Resistance Here we go again: White House Seeks to Rush House Vote Before People Understand How Bad Their Approach Will Be The Republicans are taking another try at a healthcare law to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) after their stunning failure to even vote on the American Health ...

Republican support for universal coverage is increasing

Republican support for universal coverage is increasing
By Sarah Kliff for Vox. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images. I ran a focus group with Trump voters. Half said they support single-payer. One of my most surprising moments recently on the health care beat came late last month, when opinion researcher Michael Perry and I were running a focus group with Obamacare enrollees who voted ...

Trump was Right on Health Care for Most of His Life

Trump was Right on Health Care for Most of His Life
By Fareed Zakaria in NewsMax. Above photo: Donald Trump reaches for a pen as he signs a copy of his book ‘Trump, The America We Deserve’ during a book signing at Trump Towers 05 January, 2000, in New York, N.Y. (Matt Campbell/AFP/Getty Images) The recent Republican debacle on health care could prove to be an opportunity. ...

Senator Sanders to Introduce Medicare For All Bill, Not Public Option

Senator Sanders to Introduce Medicare For All Bill, Not Public Option
Above photo: Participants in lobby day, from L to R, Dr. Eric Naumburg, Brittany Shannahan, Dr. Margaret Flowers, Steve Dunbar, Larry and Liz Carson, Vanessa Beck, Jackie MacMillan and Rosemary Grace. Photo by Ted Athey. On March 31, four steering committee members of Health Over Profit for Everyone, Dr. Carol Paris, Dr. Robert Zarr, Dr. ...