You May Be Suffering From PISD

You May Be Suffering From PISD
By Dr. Carol Paris NOTE: In 2009, Dr.Carol Paris, a psychiatrist, created a diagnosis of Private Insurance-Induced Stressed Disorder (PIISD, pronounced “pissed”) to describe the suffering that people experience at the hands of private health insurance. Since then, the increasing privatization of health care in the United States, including privatization of public insurances and consolidation ...

Republicans Take Lead in Defining ACA Replacement, Act Now!

Republicans Take Lead in Defining ACA Replacement, Act Now!
By Margaret Flowers Roll Call reports that the Republicans introduced legislation, the Obamacare Replacement Act, in both the House and the Senate. The plan, known as the Sanford-Paul Plan for its lead sponsors, has the support of the strongest Republican caucus, the Freedom Caucus. Summaries of the legislation are not yet available. According to Roll ...

Call Senator Sanders’ Office

Call Senator Sanders' Office

Christian Who Supports Obamacare Really Wants Single Payer

Christian Who Supports Obamacare Really Wants Single Payer
By Margaret Flowers The video of Jessi Bohon questioning Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) about the individual mandate in Obamacare at a Town Hall has gone viral. Of interest is that in this conservative Republican community, when Jessi said “why don’t we expand Medicaid and have everybody have insurance?” most of the people in the room ...

Health Insurer’s to Leave Areas Over Lack of Profits

Health Insurer's to Leave Areas Over Lack of Profits
By Margaret Flowers When the Affordable Care Act was passed, there was a lot of media attention given to the provision that required health insurer’s to offer health plans to all enrollees regardless of whether or not they had pre-existing health conditions. This was hailed as a huge victory, but those who had witnessed the ...

Power Point: Basics of National Improved Medicare for All (Single Payer)

Power Point: Basics of National Improved Medicare for All (Single Payer)
Here is the power point presentation by Dr. Robert Zarr. Many of the slides provided were made by Drs. Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein of Physicians for a National Health Program. Click here to listen to Dr. Robert Zarr’s presentation. Many people in the United States believe that we have the best heathcare system in ...

Major Seattle Hospital Sacrifices Patient Safety for Profit

Major Seattle Hospital Sacrifices Patient Safety for Profit
Above photo: As the Swedish Neuroscience Institute was shifting toward a high-volume practice, Providence recruited Dr. Johnny Delashaw, a star surgeon known around the West Coast as a top producer. By Bill Wagner/The Daily News (from the Seattle Times article) By Margaret Flowers This excellent series of articles, called “Quantity of Care”, by Mike Baker and ...

More People are Concerned about Affording Health Care

More People are Concerned about Affording Health Care
NOTE: This article points out why now is the time to push for National Improved Medicare for All. It is the only way that we can bring down the cost of health care and guarantee that people can afford the care they need without fear of financial ruin. – Margaret Flowers Poll: Americans More Concerned ...

This is what Profit Over Health Looks Like

This is what Profit Over Health Looks Like
Above photo: By Gage Skidmore – https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/4379663235 Tom Price, Dr. Personal Enrichment By David Leonhart in the New York Times Each year, a publication called Medscape creates a portrait of the medical profession. It surveys thousands of doctors about their job satisfaction, salaries and the like and breaks down the results by specialty, allowing for comparisons ...

Don’t Be Fooled By The Profiteer’s Option

Don't Be Fooled By The Profiteer's Option
By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese for Popular Resistance, Sept. 18, 2016. NOTE: Senator Sanders mentioned the Public Option as a possible solution in the Sanders Cruz health debate on CNN, so we are posting this article from last September to bring some clarity. The Public Option is a Profiteer’s Option, as explained below. It ...