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The Uninsured are on the Rise

The Affordable Care Act lowered the number of people in the United States without health insurance from a high of 44 million before the law to a low in 2016 of 27.4 million, but ever since then the number has been rising. See Gallup. Since 2016, the number of people without health insurance rose by 2.8%, ...

HOPE Strategy Retreat Report

HOPE Strategy Retreat Report
How We Win National Improved Medicare for All Recommendations from Single Payer Strategy RetreatOakland, CA December 8-9, 2018Sponsored by Health Over Profit for Everyone This report describes the recommendations of an in-depth strategy analysis on how the single payer movement can win National Improved Medicare for All (NIMA). It is the result of a two-day ...

HOPE Strategy Retreat Summary

HOPE Strategy Retreat Summary
How We Win National Improved Medicare for All Recommendations from Single Payer Strategy RetreatOakland, CA December 8-9, 2018Sponsored by Health OverProfit for Everyone This report describes the results of an in-depth strategy analysis on how the single payer movement can win National Improved Medicare for All (NIMA). It was developed at a two-day strategy retreat ...

Why Universal Health Care from Birth Is a Bedrock Right for Any Civilized Society

Why Universal Health Care from Birth Is a Bedrock Right for Any Civilized Society
It’s better late than never to enact this progressive goal begun in FDR’s presidency. By Nancy Altman for Independent Media Institute It is well past time that we make Medicare for All a reality. It should have been enacted decades ago. On July 2, 1932, Franklin Roosevelt, in his speech accepting the Democratic Party’s presidential ...

Can We Subsidize Our Way to Universal Coverage? 1

A bi-partisan goal for healthcare reform is that all people have coverage. The question under debate is how to accomplish that: is it through insurance mandates with subsidies for those who can’t afford it, further de-regulating the health insurance market in the hope of incentivizing competition and lower costs or a publicly-financed universal health insurance. ...

Lack of Health Insurance Increases the Risk of Dying

On June 26, 2017, the Congressional Budget Office released its report on the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act and found that if it is implemented as written, there would be an additional 22 million people without health insurance in the United States in 2026. This would be in addition to the almost 30 million people ...

The Conservative Solution to the Healthcare Crisis

This week, all eyes are on the Senate as Republicans craft their version of the American Health Care Act. The reality is that no matter what the final language is, the US will continue to leave tens of millions of people uninsured and tens of millions of people under-insured, meaning that they cannot afford necessary ...

“Skin in the Game” is Harmful to Patients

In the 1990’s, due to rising healthcare costs, private health insurers began offering products with out-of-pocket costs in the form of co-pays and deductibles, referred to as Consumer-Directed Health Plans. In the early 2000’s, health savings accounts were added and High-Deductible Health Plans were matched with them. The idea was to shift more of the ...

Single Payer Would Simplify Our Healthcare System

Medicare for All is the commonsense solution to the current healthcare crisis. As TIME Magazine notes in the article “What is Single Payer Healthcare and Why is it So Popular?” published in its Money section, the United States has a very complicated healthcare system, which makes it very expensive. However: “Single payer would simplify all ...