Medicare for all would save money — and lives

Medicare for all would save money — and lives
The last thing on your mind during a ride to the ER should be: Is this going to bankrupt me? By Negin Owliaei for Nation of Change One night a few years ago, my partner woke up delirious with fever, a bright rash, and joint pain so bad he couldn’t get out of bed without ...

Rural Health: Financial Insecurity Plagues Many Who Live With Disability

Rural Health: Financial Insecurity Plagues Many Who Live With Disability
By Selena Simmons-Duffin for NPR Carol Burgos is worried her neighbors think she is bringing the neighborhood down. She lives in a mobile home park in a woodsy part of Columbia County, N.Y, just off a two-lane highway. The homes have neat yards and American flags. On a spring Saturday, some neighbors are out holding ...

Letters: AMA’s opposition to single-payer healthcare is uninformed

Letters: AMA’s opposition to single-payer healthcare is uninformed
By Various for Modern Healthcare I’m an American Medical Association member. My leadership’s opposition to single-payer healthcare is uninformed and possibly deceptive. At last week’s meeting, Dr. Daniel Johnson, former AMA president, asked “What is best for patients?” The AMA should not confuse this question with “What is best for physicians?” The questions differ. The ...

Progressive activists call on Pallone to support Medicare for All Act

Progressive activists call on Pallone to support Medicare for All Act
By Brenda Flanagan for NJTV News Junior Romero joined a handful of dedicated souls supporting Medicare for All at a rally in New Brunswick. It was a minuscule showing, compared to Thursday’s millionaire’s tax blowout in Trenton, but what they lacked in numbers, the coalition of progressives more than made up for in passion. They ...

Advisory council backs universal, single-payer pharmacare plan

Advisory council backs universal, single-payer pharmacare plan
H.O.P.E. NOTE: This article shows that nationalizing pharmaceutical coverage would save money in Canada, lowering overall costs by $5 billion per year and costs to patients. Canada has a population that is one-tenth the US population. Medicare for All in the US would include coverage for prescriptions and would also lower costs by negotiating for ...

Medicare for All: a Pathway to Universal Health Coverage?

Medicare for All: a Pathway to Universal Health Coverage?
By Alex Graf for The Globe Post Even hours before the House Ways and Means Committee considered several proposals during its June 12 hearing on “pathways to universal health coverage,” it was apparent that Medicare for All would be the star of the show. It was the first time in U.S. history that Medicare for ...

Are You Sure You Actually ‘Like’ Your Private Health Insurance?

Are You Sure You Actually 'Like' Your Private Health Insurance?
In 2018, as millions of Americans borrowed $88 billion to pay for health care, 62 CEOs of health care companies made a combined total of $1.1 billion in compensation By Dr. Sanjeev K. Sriram for Portside When I talk to friends, family, and colleagues about Medicare for All, sometimes someone asks, “but don’t people like ...

America’s dental health crisis: Modern life causes more tooth decay, and care is increasingly unaffordable

America’s dental health crisis: Modern life causes more tooth decay, and care is increasingly unaffordable
Millions of Americans lack access to oral health care, and vulnerable communities are in desperate need of a solution. By Mary Otto for Nation of Change The light of a Friday morning in autumn gently touched the little town: the Farmers and Miners Bank, the grocery store with the hand-lettered signboard advertising sugar on sale, the squat ...

A Large Employer ‘Frames’ The ‘Medicare For All’ Debate

A Large Employer 'Frames' The 'Medicare For All' Debate
As health costs continue to grow, straining employer budgets and slowing wage growth, the business community is beginning to take the option more seriously. By Kaiser Health News for HealthLeaders EASTON, Pa. — Walk into a big-box retailer such as Walmart or Michaels and you’re likely to see MCS Industries’ picture frames, decorative mirrors or ...

Protesters Rally, Disrupt Opening Session at AMA Meeting

Protesters Rally, Disrupt Opening Session at AMA Meeting
Activists urge the association to support Medicare for All by Joyce Frieden, Washington Editor and Shannon Firth, Washington Correspondent, MedPage Today CHICAGO — To chants of “AMA, get out of the way!,” a coalition of several hundred doctors, nurses, medical students, community organizers, and patients rallied outside the American Medical Association‘s (AMA) House of Delegates ...