For-Profit Health Care Used To Be Illegal

For-Profit Health Care Used To Be Illegal
By Gary St. Lawrence of The Critical Eye (from August, 2011) Is the health insurance business a racket? Yes, literally. And this is why the shameless pandering to robber baron corporations posing as “health providers” is such an egregious … and obvious … tactic to do nothing more than plump up insurance company profits. And do you ...

Separate and Unequal Care

Separate and Unequal Care
By Margaret Flowers This week the Star Tribune learned that the CEO of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York made a blunt statement to hospital employees that underscores the urgency with which we need to abandon the current health system in favor of a universal system. In a videotaped speech last December, John Noseworthy said: ...

Senator Manchin Says He’s Studying Canadian Style Single Payer

Senator Manchin Says He’s Studying Canadian Style Single Payer
By Russell Mokhiber of Single Payer Action Why Hasn’t Bernie Sanders Introduced Single Payer? He Asks Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) is looking at a Canadian style single payer system. It’s the second time in a month that Manchin has told constituents that he’s looking at a Medicare for all system to replace an unraveling ...

Dr. Paris Successfully Interrupts Trump’s Rally with Single Payer Message

Dr. Paris Successfully Interrupts Trump's Rally with Single Payer Message
By Margaret Flowers If you were watching the live stream of President Trump’s rally in Nashville, TN on Wednesday, you may have noticed that at one point shouting arose to his right causing him to wave his right hand dismissively, pause and turn his back to the audience. When he turned back around, Trump said, ...

Nothing Short of a Single-Payer Health Plan Will Do

Nothing Short of a Single-Payer Health Plan Will Do
By Labor Fightback Since the enactment of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (ACA) in 2009, congressional Republicans have vowed to “repeal and replace Obamacare.” For seven years that promise was never anything more than a campaign slogan — no Republican ever offered an alternative health plan to Barack Obama’s signature legislation. In the ...

“Ryancare” Dead on Arrival: Can We Please Now Try Single Payer?

“Ryancare” Dead on Arrival: Can We Please Now Try Single Payer?
By Ellen Brown for Web of Debt The Canadian plan also helps Canadians live longer and healthier than Americans. . . . We need, as a nation, to reexamine the single-payer plan, as many individual states are doing.  — Donald Trump, The America We Deserve (2000) The new American Health Care Act has been unveiled, and critics ...

Single Payer – Bernie Sanders – Mark Cuban – Ralph Nader – Indivisible — Not

Single Payer - Bernie Sanders - Mark Cuban - Ralph Nader - Indivisible — Not
By Russell Mokhiber for Single Payer Action It’s not a question of whether. It’s a question of when. With the accelerating collapse of Obamneycare, it’s only a matter of time. Single payer is on the way. But time matters for millions of Americans who are being squeezed by the Democrats defending Obamneycare and the Republicans ...

Placing a Price Tag on the Value of Life; An in-depth look at health reform

Placing a Price Tag on the Value of Life; An in-depth look at health reform
By Margaret Flowers of Popular Resistance. The healthcare fight is front and center right now for many reasons. The ‘Affordable Care Act’ (ACA) is manifesting itself in rising premiums and out-of-pocket costs that make it difficult for people who have health insurance to afford health care. Twenty-nine million people currently lack health insurance, and that ...

Medical Students Rally In Philly for Single Payer

Medical Students Rally In Philly for Single Payer
By Mensah M. Dean for Philly.com. Above photo: ANTHONY BELTRAN / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER. Temple University student Karim Saraihmed (left) and Richard Bruno, 37, a founding member of SNaHP who specializes in primary care and public health in Baltimore. Philadelphia, PA – While political heavyweights in Washington slug it out over the merits of the Affordable Care Act ...

iPhones Are Not Why People Lack Health Insurance

iPhones Are Not Why People Lack Health Insurance
By Stephen Pimpare in the Washington Post Laziness isn’t why people are poor The real reasons people suffer poverty don’t reflect well on the United States. In response to a question about his party’s plan to increase the cost of health insurance, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) suggested that people should “invest in their own health ...