A Guide To The American Health Care Act

A Guide To The American Health Care Act
By Michael Hiltzik of the LA Times. Above photo by AP/Susan Walsh. Republicans in the House say they have the votes to pass the American Health Care Act, a measure that will repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. The vote is scheduled for Thursday. We analyzed the AHCA in March, when the original version was ...

Buffett: Healthcare is the Real Problem for Business

Buffett: Healthcare is the Real Problem for Business
By Michael Douglass for The Motley Fool. Warren Buffett claims the biggest issue facing American businesses as they compete abroad is healthcare, not taxes. When Warren Buffett was asked Saturday about the American Health Care Act (or AHCA), taxes seemed the likely topic of discussion. After all, President Trump has signaled that the AHCA is ...

Battle against Trumpcare Fuels Battle for Single Payer

Battle against Trumpcare Fuels Battle for Single Payer
By Sarah Jaffe for Truthout. Protesters demonstrate outside the Washington headquarters of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America in November 2016 to protest the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs and the blatant profiteering of the drug industry. (Credit: Physicians for a National Health Program) Since election night 2016, the streets of the US have rung ...

American People Are The Real Majority And They Want Medicare For All

American People Are The Real Majority And They Want Medicare For All
By Aaron Mate of The Real News. Carol Paris, president of Physicians for a National Health Program, says the Republican vote to repeal Obamacare won’t deter the movement pressuring Democrats to back Medicare-for-All. Dr. Carol Paris is a recently retired physician living in Nashville, TN. She is the President of Physicians for a National Health ...

Nader Rips Sanders Democrats for putting Single Payer on Back Burner

Nader Rips Sanders Democrats for putting Single Payer on Back Burner
By Russell Mokhiber for Single Payer Action. Above photo: Ralph Nader, by RYAN CARON KING / WNPR. Last month, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) promised single payer activists that he would introduce his single payer bill in the Senate within the next couple of weeks. Now, according to Sanders’ staff, it’s not going to happen. In putting single ...

Obamacare repeal is an opportunity for Medicare for All

Obamacare repeal is an opportunity  for Medicare for All
By Jonathan Tasini for CNN. (CNN)Democrats are denouncing Thursday’s House vote to repeal Obamacare as a huge step backward. As Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi put it on Twitter and reiterated in remarks on the House floor, “Every Republican who votes for #Trumpcare will have it tattooed on their forehead. They will be held accountable.” The ...

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 ...