Corporate Democrats Use Public Option to Derail Push for Single Payer

Corporate Democrats Use Public Option to Derail Push for Single Payer
By Russell Mokhiber for Single Payer Action The corporate Democrats are using the public option to derail the newly energized movement to single payer. The single payer movement is halfway to passing single payer in the House of Representatives. One hundred and nine members of the House, out of a total of 218 needed for ...

New Coalition of Business Leaders Support Single Payer

New Coalition of Business Leaders Support Single Payer
Press Release from Business Leaders Transforming Healthcare Big Pharma…Market Failure Premieres in New York City The independently produced film ‘Big Pharma…Market Failure’ premiered at the Paley Center for Media in New York City on April 27. The film highlights the huge profits made by the pharmaceutical industry at the expense of sick Americans, and how ...

I finally agree that single payer would be better for business

I finally agree that single payer would be better for business
By Gene Marks for the Washington Post. NOTE: We advocate for a single payer healthcare system, National Improved Medicare for All, that is of high quality and comprehensive so that supplemental insurance isn’t necessary. Allowing a tiered system undermines the quality of the entire system and having more than one insurance creates greater bureaucracy, complication ...

This one unbelievably expensive Iowa patient makes the case for single-payer healthcare

This one unbelievably expensive Iowa patient makes the case for single-payer healthcare
By Michael Hiltzik for the LA Times. NOTE: Here is an excerpt from an email we sent to health staffers in Congress. Most populations, including ours in the United States, follow what is known as “the 80-20 rule.” The top 20% with the greatest health needs uses 80% of our health spending and the bottom ...

Impossible to Promote Single Payer and Defend Obamacare

Impossible to Promote Single Payer and Defend Obamacare
By Russell Mokhiber for Single Payer Action NOTE: In his recent article, Jim Hightower defends the ACA’s success by saying that private health insurers are experiencing record profits: “In fact, the profits of Aetna, Cigna, Humana, UnitedHealth, and other managed care corporations have soared under Obamacare. The biggest one, UnitedHealth, has seen the value of ...

Business Leaders, Physicians and Health Advocates’ Open Letter to President Trump

Business Leaders, Physicians and Health Advocates' Open Letter to President Trump
President Donald Trump The White House Washington, DC Dear President Trump: We are business owners, physicians and health policy experts writing to urge you to take action that will truly solve the healthcare crisis in the United States. The current approach is the most expensive and inefficient in the advanced world, is a drag on ...

Cured into Destitution

Cured into Destitution
By Ronnie Cohen for Reuters. (Reuters Health) – When a badly injured patient rolls into the emergency room, Dr. John Scott doesn’t ask to see proof of insurance. Instead, he immediately begins treatment. Hospital care frequently saves patients from gunshots, stab wounds, crushing car accidents and other traumatic injuries. But Scott found in a new ...

How to Avoid getting Ripped Off at the Hospital

How to Avoid getting Ripped Off at the Hospital
According to a doctor turned health care journalist. By Julia Belluz for Vox. Above image: Smart Design/Shutterstock “We hate our healthcare system. And yet we’ve come to accept it as an inevitable burden of being American,” Elisabeth Rosenthal writes in her new book, An American Sickness.    “The American healthcare system is rigged against you,” ...

Jim Cooper on Health Care: “It’s Hard to Even Call this a System”

Jim Cooper on Health Care:
Representative Jim Cooper represents Tennessee. He is a Blue Dog Democrat, which means he is a fiscal conservative. Blue Dogs “work with members of both parties to find areas of compromise and to advance public policies that benefit the entire nation.” Jim Cooper is a health policy expert. He teaches health care management at Vanderbilt ...

What single payer means to an Alaskan fisherman with breast cancer

What single payer means to an Alaskan fisherman with breast cancer
By Malena Marvin in Medium.com. If you haven’t had a chronic illness while self-employed, the term “single payer” might not mean much to you. Let me explain what it means to me. Grab a cup of coffee and put your feet up, this is going to take a few minutes. My life under “Multiple Payer” ...