Wall Street Admits Curing Diseases Is Bad For Business

Wall Street Admits Curing Diseases Is Bad For Business
By Lee Camp for Truthdig Goldman Sachs has outdone itself this time. That’s saying a lot for an investment firm that both helped cause and then exploited a global economic meltdown, increasing its own wealth and power while helping to boot millions of Americans out of their homes. But now Goldman Sachs is openly saying ...

The US is entering a golden age of corporate medicine

The US is entering a golden age of corporate medicine
The recent slew of mergers and acquisitions is part of a larger corporate transformation that is remaking American healthcare – for the worse By Adam Gaffney for The Guardian A golden age of corporate medicine may be dawning. A slew of mergers and acquisitions looks set to transform American healthcare, drawing health insurance giants, pharmacy ...

2018 Medical School Racial Justice Report Card

2018 Medical School Racial Justice Report Card
By White Coats for Black Lives. The Racial Justice Report Card (RJRC) consists of 15 metrics that evaluate an academic center’s curriculum and climate, student and faculty diversity, policing, racial integration of clinical care sites, treatment of workers, and research protocols. For our inaugural report, ten medical institutions were evaluated based on student/chapter interest in ...

People are More Afraid of Medical Bills than Illness

People are More Afraid of Medical Bills than Illness
By Trent Gillies, CNBC. Why health care costs are making consumers more afraid of medical bills than an actual illness Health care costs are spiraling higher, but patient visits to a doctor have been on the decline. A growing number of consumers are staying away out of fear of big bills. However, “untimely visits or ...

Speak-out held in Senator Sanders’ Office for Critical Improvements to his Bill

Speak-out held in Senator Sanders' Office for Critical Improvements to his Bill
On April 10, National Improved Medicare for All advocates participating in the HOPE Action Camp visited Senator Sanders’ office in Washington, DC to hand-deliver a letter outlining necessary improvements to his Medicare for All Act, S. 1804. The letter was originally sent to Senator Sanders on April 2. You can read it here. Senator Sanders’ ...

Hospitals Are Leaving Rural America. Rural Americans Are Staying Put.

Hospitals Are Leaving Rural America. Rural Americans Are Staying Put.
By Debbie Weingarten for Talk Poverty Kendra Colburn spent a decade uninsured. During those years, she worked as a carpenter near her hometown in rural Vermont, earning just enough that she didn’t qualify for low-income health care, but not enough to afford health insurance on her own. While uninsured, she suffered two major work injuries ...

National Improved Medicare for All lifts the Burden of Health Injustice

National Improved Medicare for All lifts the Burden of Health Injustice
By Margaret Flowers, Health Over Profit for Everyone. Washington, DC – On Monday, April 9, as part of World Health Day, National Improved Medicare for All (NIMA) advocates marched through the streets of Washington, DC dragging a 12-foot tall ball and chain to symbolize the burden that the US healthcare system puts on everyone. From ...

March for National Improved Medicare for All

March for National Improved Medicare for All
Activists Take Fight For Free Healthcare To Streets In Washington DC Citizens Converge at Capitol to Call for Medicare for All   Washington, DC – On Monday, April 9th, advocates for National Improved Medicare for All will march from the insurance industry lobby group, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). Advocates will gather at the US Navy Memorial at 701 Pennsylvania Ave., ...

Why does the U.S. spend so much more on healthcare? It’s the prices

Why does the U.S. spend so much more on healthcare? It's the prices
By Harris Meyer for Modern Healthcare “It’s an incredible bureaucratic mess to get anything done for patients,” said Cullen, president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians. In contrast, Dr. Trina Larsen Soles’ 12-physician general practice in Golden, British Columbia, has one full-time staffer assigned each day to billing the province’s public medical services plan, ...

The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Business of Medical Care

The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Business of Medical Care
Big corporations — giant retailers and health insurance companies — are teaming up to become your doctor. By Reed Abelson and Julie Creswell for The New York Times Is the doctor in? In this new medical age of urgent care centers and retail clinics, that’s not a simple question. Nor does it have a simple ...