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 ...

Letter to the editor: Experience abroad proves single-payer health care is a blessing, not a curse

Letter to the editor: Experience abroad proves single-payer health care is a blessing, not a curse
By Nancy O’Hagan in the Press Herald I am an American with dual Irish-American citizenship, and lived in Northern Ireland for six years under the British National Health Service. While there, I was diagnosed with a cancer that required major surgery, 26 weeks of chemotherapy and five years of follow-up monitoring, including many scans and ...

Louisiana to warn thousands of elderly, disabled they may lose Medicaid

Louisiana to warn thousands of elderly, disabled they may lose Medicaid
By Avery Anapol for The Hill Louisiana is reportedly set to tell tens of thousands of elderly and disabled residents this week that they may lose Medicaid benefits in the coming months. The state Health Department is preparing to notify 37,000 people that due to state budget cuts eliminating four Medicaid programs, they could lose their ...

Patients Protest MedStar for Terminating Their Doctor Without Cause

Patients Protest MedStar for Terminating Their Doctor Without Cause
By Bill Hughes, Baltimore Post Examiner. A spirited protest action was held at MedStar’s Union Memorial Hospital on Thursday morning, May 10, 2018. The hospital is located at 3333 N. Calvert Street, at 33rd Street & University Parkway, in Baltimore. About 40 activists showed up for the rally/press conference, which was sourced by the Maryland branch ...

MedStar is a Non-Profit with For-Profit Policies; Closes Critical Programs

MedStar is a Non-Profit with For-Profit Policies; Closes Critical Programs
From The Baltimore Post. The following letter was sent to The Baltimore Post regarding the issue of Franklin Square’s decision to close some of their pediatric care units. It is the policy of the Post to protect the identity of individuals to express their opinion without fear of retaliation. The below letter is published as ...

How a Drug Company Under Pressure for High Prices Ratchets Up Political Activity

How a Drug Company Under Pressure for High Prices Ratchets Up Political Activity
By Jay Hancock and Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Health News. Above photo: Pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk’s logo is displayed at its headquarters in Bagsvaerd, outside of Copenhagen, Denmark. (Liselotte Sabroe/AFP/Getty Images) Business looked challenging for Novo Nordisk at the end of 2016. As pressure mounted over the pharma giant’s soaring insulin prices, investors drove its stock down ...

4 million working-age people lost health insurance since 2016

4 million working-age people lost health insurance since 2016
By Don McCanne, PNHP.org The Commonwealth Fund May 1, 2018 First Look at Health Insurance Coverage in 2018 Finds ACA Gains Beginning to Reverse By Sara R. Collins, Munira Z. Gunja, Michelle M. Doty and Herman K. Bhupal The marked gains in health insurance coverage made since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ...

Trump challenges Native Americans’ historical standing

Trump challenges Native Americans’ historical standing
By Dan Diamond for Politico The Trump administration says Native Americans might need to get a job if they want to keep their health care — a policy that tribal leaders say will threaten access to care and reverse centuries-old protections. Tribal leaders want an exemption from new Medicaid work rules being introduced in several ...

DCCC Works to Squash Single Payer Health Care

DCCC Works to Squash Single Payer Health Care
By Zaid Jilani, The Intercept. For Democrats in Washington, the question of how to talk to voters about health care is a vexing one. In the wake of the election, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which works to elect Democrats to the U.S. House, commissioned a survey and analysis from Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and GBA ...