Let’s Talk Seriously About Medicare For All

Let's Talk Seriously About Medicare For All
By Dr. Carol Paris for CommonDreams. Above photo: Ruby Partin, 63, and her adoptive son Timothy Huff, 5, wait for a free clinic to open in the early morning of July 22, 2017 in Wise, Virginia. Hundreds of Appalachia residents waited through the night for the annual Remote Area Medical (RAM), clinic for dental, vision and ...

Democratic Senators Chose Party Over People 1

Democratic Senators Chose Party Over People
By Margaret Flowers for Health Over Profit. Senate Democrats, led by Senator Bernie Sanders, failed the test this week during the healthcare debate when they chose to remain silent rather than show support for National Improved Medicare for All. They chose “party unity” over sending a signal to the medical industrial complex and the movement ...

Civil Disobedience Helped Kill Trumpcare

Civil Disobedience Helped Kill Trumpcare
By Michael Corcoran for TruthOut. Above photo from Haaretz. NOTE: HOPE is focused on winning National Improved Medicare for All (NIMA). Naturally, we oppose the Republican health plan, just as we oppose the Affordable Care Act for failing to be universal, guaranteed and affordable. Two take-aways from this article are the power of civil resistance ...

Senate to Vote on HR 676 Expanded and Improved Medicare for All

Senate to Vote on HR 676 Expanded and Improved Medicare for All
By Margaret Flowers for Health Over Profit. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) announced recently that he will introduce an amendment during the Senate healthcare debate this week that would replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with John Conyers’ HR 676: “The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act.” Montana received a unique provision in the 2010 ...

Celebrate Medicare’s Birthday: Join Call For Single Payer.

Celebrate Medicare's Birthday: Join Call For Single Payer.
Medicare’s 52nd anniversary takes place on July 30, at the beginning of the August Congressional Recess. The call to action is below, and here is a list of actions: Citrus Springs, FL – July 27, 4 to 6 pm. Movie: “Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point“. Melbourne, FL – July 24, 5 to 7 pm. Medicare for All ...

There’s No Free Market Solution to Health Care

There's No Free Market Solution to Health Care
By Geoff Coventry in Intrepid Report. A fully privatized system can never adequately provision the nation. The Republicans have big plans for health care in this country: to eliminate coverage for millions of Americans while delivering a big tax cut to the rich. As someone who stands to benefit from that tax cut, let me just ...

The Case Against the Public Option

The Case Against the Public Option
By Dr. Adam Gaffney for Jacobin Magazine. Photo: A doctor examines a patient at a Bay Pines, FL hospital in 1967. Chris Warren / Flickr We have the capacity to wage a transformative health care fight in the days ahead. Medicare for All or bust. The saga of Trumpcare may finally be behind us. The wretched ...

How Hospitals got richer off Obamacare

How Hospitals got richer off Obamacare
By Dan Diamond for Politico. Photo: John Boyd, whose family has lived in the neighborhood since 1923, drives past a run-down home just one block from Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic. (M. Scott Mahaskey / Politico) After fending off challenges to their tax-exempt status, the biggest hospitals boosted revenue while cutting charity care. A  decade after the nation’s ...

Health Advocates Protest GOP Bill in Senate, Promote Medicare for All

Health Advocates Protest GOP Bill in Senate, Promote Medicare for All
By Kaeli Subberwal and Mollie Reilly for Huffington Post. Photo by Bill Clark/Getty Images. NOTE: HOPE’s own Dr. Carol Paris was one of the advocates arrested yesterday in the Senate. Activists and Medicare for All supporters took action together to both protest the Republican’s Senate health bill and call for National Improved Medicare for All. ...

The High Cost Of Insurance Profits

The High Cost Of Insurance Profits
By Peter Dolack for Systemic Disorder.   The cost of not having single payer: $1.4 trillion per year. You could not devise a worse health care system than that of the United States if you tried. By far the most expensive, with among the worst results. Perhaps saying “among” the worst results is being too kind. ...