20 Top Economists Endorse Medicare for All as Best Plan to Cut Costs, Save Tens of Thousands of Lives Each Year

20 Top Economists Endorse Medicare for All as Best Plan to Cut Costs, Save Tens of Thousands of Lives Each Year
“By eliminating insurance premiums and out-of-pocket expenses, and lowering overall healthcare costs, Medicare for All will result in enormous savings for almost all households, all except the richest households who will pay more in taxes.” By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams Rejecting “loose talk” from corporate Democrats, the media, and insurance industry that a single-payer ...

Economists ‘Surprised Americans Aren’t Revolting’ Over $8,000 Tax They Pay Each Year Due to For-Profit Healthcare System

Economists 'Surprised Americans Aren't Revolting' Over $8,000 Tax They Pay Each Year Due to For-Profit Healthcare System
The payments made to the U.S. healthcare system are “like a tribute to a foreign power, but we’re doing it to ourselves.” By Julia Conley for Common Dreams Highlighting the thousands of dollars American households are forced to pay in healthcare costs that people in other wealthy countries save thanks to universal healthcare plans, two ...

‘All I Want For Christmas Is A Chance To Live’

‘All I Want For Christmas Is A Chance To Live’
By Popular Resistance HOPE NOTE: Millions of people in the US are going without healthcare because they are uninsured or denied coverage or can’t afford the out of pocket costs. This one is personal for us. We have known and worked with Phil since he joined the campaign to stop the TransPacific Partnership in 2012. ...

Michael Moore: Americans pay more for healthcare than others, but “we don’t call it a tax”

Michael Moore: Americans pay more for healthcare than others, but “we don’t call it a tax”
We don’t call — what they get for their taxes, we don’t call it a tax here. We call it tuition. We call it copayment. We call it, I mean, daycare, daycare fees. By Democracy Now Democracy Now’s interview with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore about election 2020 and some of the major issues for ...

Maine Voices: Single-payer would give U.S. patients, caregivers more control over health care system

Maine Voices: Single-payer would give U.S. patients, caregivers more control over health care system
Weaker campaign finance laws have enabled insurers and Big Pharma to create a system that benefits only them. By Joshua Gear for The Press Herald YORK — As a medical student, I remember HMOs being touted as the answer to the spiraling costs of health care and the high number of uninsured Americans. That was ...

Why Are Drug Prices Rising So Much? Pharma Exec Admits ‘No Other Rationale’ But Profit-Making

Why Are Drug Prices Rising So Much? Pharma Exec Admits 'No Other Rationale' But Profit-Making
“The industry executive said the quiet part out loud,” said one outside expert in response. “Price-gouging is central to the industry business model.” By Andrea Germanos for Common Censored Corporations’ quest for profits is what “is driving up drug prices and nothing more.” That’s according to Dennis Bourdette, M.D., chair of neurology in the Oregon ...

The Killing Fields of American Health Care

The Killing Fields of American Health Care
By David Penner for Dissident Voice American health care is being crushed under the iron heel of a cabal of ruthless and merciless robber barons. Indeed, this primitive and backward system continues to be a source of horrendous suffering, as the health insurance companies, hospital executives, and pharmaceutical companies repeatedly place their insatiable lust for ...

Elizabeth Warren Is Jeopardizing Our Fight for Medicare for All

Elizabeth Warren Is Jeopardizing Our Fight for Medicare for All
Whatever her intentions, Elizabeth Warren’s plan to finance Medicare for All has made winning single-payer far more complicated than it should be — and jeopardized a wildly popular policy that should be a political slam dunk in the process. By Tim Higginbotham for Jacobin The question of how to pay for Medicare for All has ...

CBO Health Panel Packed With Experts Tied to Anti-Medicare For All Groups

CBO Health Panel Packed With Experts Tied to Anti-Medicare For All Groups
The 19-member panel that advises the Congressional Budget Office on health policy is flush with health insurance, pharmaceutical, and hospital interests. By Donald Shaw for Sludge One of the key steps in the federal legislative process occurs when the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), an agency in the legislative branch that studies the budgetary and economic ...

The Plot Against Medicare for All

The Plot Against Medicare for All
The political establishment rediscovers the benefit of Red-baiting and xenophobia to preserve the health care industry’s buckrakers. By Libby Watson for The New Republic Last week, at a huge and frightening retirement community in Florida known as The Villages, Donald Trump promised to protect seniors from two of the most menacing monsters lurking under their ...