Insurance Companies Just Accidentally Made The Case For Medicare For All

Insurance Companies Just Accidentally Made The Case For Medicare For All
By Daniel Marans for Huffington Post America’s Health Insurance Plans, the trade group for commercial health insurance companies, published an infographic this month breaking down how the industry spends every dollar it receives in premiums. The group apparently crafted the visual aid to defend rising premiums its member companies are charging customers. But the chart also inadvertently ...

Republicans Introduce Health Plan; Already Divided Over Basics

Republicans Introduce Health Plan; Already Divided Over Basics
By Margaret Flowers On March 6, 2017, Republican leadership in the House of Representatives introduced their healthcare plan for discussion and a vote in two committees, Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means. The plan is to expedite the process of ‘repeal and replace’ using the budget reconciliation process, which only requires 50 votes to ...

Reportback: Seattle Town Hall

Reportback: Seattle Town Hall
Linda Jansen attended the Health Care Town Hall held by newly-elected Pramila Jayapal in Seattle, WA. She brought the banner pictured above and stood outside the town hall where she handed out over 200 flyers that had the graphics attached below. Linda reports that she was received well by the mixed-age crowd and received words ...

Obamacare Meeting Bends Toward Single-Payer Solution

Obamacare Meeting Bends Toward Single-Payer Solution
By Jon Kelvey for the Carroll County Times. More than 150 people packed the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ fellowship hall Thursday night for an often boisterous town hall meeting on the future of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. While Republican lawmakers have long been critical of President Barack Obama‘s signature ...

Health Insurance Fix: Medicare for All

Health Insurance Fix: Medicare for All
By Jack Kotecki in the Green Bay Press Gazette. Health care reform is a high priority on the newly elected Congress’ to-do list. As a University of Wisconsin medical student who grew up in northeastern Wisconsin, I am concerned that the proposals being put forward by Republicans in Congress will harm Wisconsinites’ ability to access ...

Single Payer Surge – Really?!

Single Payer Surge - Really?!
Interview with Dr. Carol Paris, President of PNHP By Joan Brunwasser of OpEd News. My guest today is Dr. Carol Paris, President of PNHP (Physicians for a National Health Program). Joan Brunwasser: Welcome to OpEdNews, Carol. I read an interesting piece recently: Amid GOP Attacks on Health Care, the Movement for Single Payer Is Growing ...

The High Cost of Private Profit in Health Care

The High Cost of Private Profit in Health Care
By Peter Dolack in Systemic Disorder. The United States spends huge amounts of money on health care. But it is only in comparison to other countries that the magnitude of health care spending becomes clear. Because the U.S. health care system is designed for private profit rather than public health, the U.S. spends an extra ...

Amid GOP Attacks on Health Care, Movement for Single Payer Is Growing

Amid GOP Attacks on Health Care, Movement for Single Payer Is Growing
By Michelle Chen for TruthOut. Above photo: Citizens swarm to check in before Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner’s town hall meeting at the Pewaukee Public Library in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, on February 11, 2017. Sensenbrenner’s constituents have been asking at recent meetings about what will replace the Affordable Care Act — and so far, he has few answers. ...

Republican Obamacare Replacement Crystallizing: Expect higher costs, less coverage, more uninsured

Republican Obamacare Replacement Crystallizing: Expect higher costs, less coverage, more uninsured
By Margaret Flowers Today Politico provided more details of the Republican’s plans to repeal and replace Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act). Overall, the impacts on the health insurance industry are hard to predict, but we can say for certain that they will do what they can to protect their bottom line. The impacts on people ...

Leading Medical Journal on Single Payer

Leading Medical Journal on Single Payer
By Physicians for a National Health Program Above photo: Dr. David Himmelstein speaks at a news conference about the new Physicians’ Proposal for Single-Payer Health Care on the steps of City Hall in New York, May 6. Photo: Annette Gaudino/Huffington Post Single-payer reform is ‘the only way to fulfill the president’s pledge’ on health care: Annals ...