It would be a Turning Point for Our Country if Healthcare was Available to Everybody

It would be a Turning Point for Our Country if Healthcare was Available to Everybody
By Brittany Shannahan of the Maryland Health Care is a Human Right campaign. “I’m scared I’m not going to make it to my 31st birthday” An Interview with Sarah Lau of Manchester, MD. Sarah Lau isn’t your typical 30-year-old-mom.  Diagnosed with a range of health issues in her teens, including generalized anxiety disorder, IBD, endometriosis ...

John Oliver on For-Profit Healthcare and Kidney Dialysis

John Oliver on For-Profit Healthcare and Kidney Dialysis
By Peter Weber for The Week. NOTE: President Nixon signed a bill into law that says the US government will cover dialysis for anyone who needs it. As John Oliver explains, “It is like our kidneys are Canadian.”  But sadly, because of the proliferation of for-profit dialysis centers, the quality of care and outcomes for ...

Shea-Porter Introduces Fake “Universal” Health Care Bill

Shea-Porter Introduces Fake
By Margaret Flowers, M.D. Photo from WMUR. Beware. In Washington, DC, words can lose their meaning. Representative Carol Shea-Porter, from the First District in New Hampshire, introduced legislation last month that she claims is “universal health care” when in reality it would delay and prevent actual universal health care. Her bill is called the “Medicare ...

Key Trumpcare Backer Drowned Out in Town Hall

Key Trumpcare Backer Drowned Out in Town Hall
By Nadia Prupis for CommonDreams. “Single Payer! Single Payer!” Rep. Tom MacArthur, who helped craft amendment that secured enough votes for bill to pass House, grilled for five hours over GOP healthcare. Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.), one of the chief architects of the GOP’s healthcare plan, faced five hours of questions and booing from hundreds ...

A Guide To The American Health Care Act

A Guide To The American Health Care Act
By Michael Hiltzik of the LA Times. Above photo by AP/Susan Walsh. Republicans in the House say they have the votes to pass the American Health Care Act, a measure that will repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. The vote is scheduled for Thursday. We analyzed the AHCA in March, when the original version was ...

Buffett: Healthcare is the Real Problem for Business

Buffett: Healthcare is the Real Problem for Business
By Michael Douglass for The Motley Fool. Warren Buffett claims the biggest issue facing American businesses as they compete abroad is healthcare, not taxes. When Warren Buffett was asked Saturday about the American Health Care Act (or AHCA), taxes seemed the likely topic of discussion. After all, President Trump has signaled that the AHCA is ...

Battle against Trumpcare Fuels Battle for Single Payer

Battle against Trumpcare Fuels Battle for Single Payer
By Sarah Jaffe for Truthout. Protesters demonstrate outside the Washington headquarters of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America in November 2016 to protest the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs and the blatant profiteering of the drug industry. (Credit: Physicians for a National Health Program) Since election night 2016, the streets of the US have rung ...

American People Are The Real Majority And They Want Medicare For All

American People Are The Real Majority And They Want Medicare For All
By Aaron Mate of The Real News. Carol Paris, president of Physicians for a National Health Program, says the Republican vote to repeal Obamacare won’t deter the movement pressuring Democrats to back Medicare-for-All. Dr. Carol Paris is a recently retired physician living in Nashville, TN. She is the President of Physicians for a National Health ...

Nader Rips Sanders Democrats for putting Single Payer on Back Burner

Nader Rips Sanders Democrats for putting Single Payer on Back Burner
By Russell Mokhiber for Single Payer Action. Above photo: Ralph Nader, by RYAN CARON KING / WNPR. Last month, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) promised single payer activists that he would introduce his single payer bill in the Senate within the next couple of weeks. Now, according to Sanders’ staff, it’s not going to happen. In putting single ...

Obamacare repeal is an opportunity for Medicare for All

Obamacare repeal is an opportunity  for Medicare for All
By Jonathan Tasini for CNN. (CNN)Democrats are denouncing Thursday’s House vote to repeal Obamacare as a huge step backward. As Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi put it on Twitter and reiterated in remarks on the House floor, “Every Republican who votes for #Trumpcare will have it tattooed on their forehead. They will be held accountable.” The ...