Private Insurance Companies Don’t Care About the Elderly

Private Insurance Companies Don’t Care About the Elderly
NOTE: The author, Joel Dodge, seems to be unaware of HR 676, which includes long term care. Still, he makes a good argument for including long tern care coverage in our single payer healthcare system. This is why we must continue to advocate loudly for its inclusion and protect the integrity of HR 676. – ...

Of Course, Medicare For All would increase Federal Spending…

Of Course, Medicare For All would increase Federal Spending…
By Margaret Flowers, Health Over Profit for Everyone. But it would lower the total cost of health care A recent report by the Koch Brothers-funded Mercatus Center at George Mason University found that moving to a National Improved Medicare for All single payer healthcare system would increase federal spending. They analyzed Senator Sanders’ Medicare for ...

Healthcare for all, not Band Aids, best way to fight opioid crisis

Healthcare for all, not Band Aids, best way to fight opioid crisis
By Rob Davidson for Holland Sentinel For 20 years, I’ve had the privilege of serving as an emergency physician. I’ve cared for tens of thousands of people across West Michigan, from Holland and Muskegon to Zeeland and Fremont. I’ve delivered babies, resuscitated trauma victims, and stabilized heart attack patients and strokes. I’ve treated patients who ...

It is time for Medicare for all

It is time for Medicare for all
By Maureen Dion-Perry in Letters to the Editor of Mountain Democrat We cannot fix our broken health care system with more tweaks. Premiums, co-pays and deductibles are too high. We can save a lot of money by negotiating drug prices and cutting out the high administrative costs of insurance companies. Contact your senators and representatives ...

The No-Brainer Case for Universal Long-Term Care

The No-Brainer Case for Universal Long-Term Care
By Joel Dodge for People’s Policy Project Progressives have increasingly coalesced around a single-payer Medicare-for-All system as the goal for American healthcare. There is one piece of our healthcare system in particular where single-payer is the undeniably obvious solution: long-term care. Long-term care encompasses everything from nursing homes to home health aides to rehabilitation for ...

Medicare for all would save billions in waste

Medicare for all would save billions in waste
By James Garb for Cape Cod Times Medicare celebrates its 53rd birthday this month. One of the two most popular government programs, along with Social Security, Medicare now enrolls 10,000 new Americans every day. Cutting across party affiliation, more than three-quarters of all Americans consider Medicare to be a “very important” program. Today universal health ...

New Medicare for All Caucus in Congress

New Medicare for All Caucus in Congress
By Michael Corcoran for Truthout When Medicare was created 53 years ago this month, it was over the objections of Ronald Reagan. On behalf of the American Medical Association, Reagan warned that should Medicare become law, it would lead to “a mechanism for national health insurance capable of indefinite expansion in every direction until it ...

Government Healthcare Is Saving My Mum’s Life

Government Healthcare Is Saving My Mum's Life
By Libby Watson for Splinter My mother has lung cancer. At the end of last year, she began feeling breathless and tired, struggling with walks around the village I grew up in; in March, we found out a tumor was to blame. When she was diagnosed, I found myself constantly writing about it in my ...

Solidarity With Medical Students Who Demand Single Payer Now: An Open Letter

Solidarity With Medical Students Who Demand Single Payer Now: An Open Letter
By Students for a National Health Program We, the undersigned, stand together with medical students as they pressure organized medicine to support a single, comprehensive health care system for everyone in America. At the American Medical Association’s annual conference in June, medical students demanded the organization end its decades-long opposition to a single-payer national health ...

Investigation: Patients’ Drug Options Under Medicaid Heavily Influenced By Drugmakers

Investigation: Patients' Drug Options Under Medicaid Heavily Influenced By Drugmakers
By Liz Essley Whyte, Joe Yerardi & Alison Kodjak for NPR Eight months pregnant, the drug sales representative wore a wire for the FBI around her bulging belly as she recorded conversations with colleagues at a conference in Chicago. Her code name? Pampers. Her company, drugmaker Warner Chilcott, was using payments and perks to get ...