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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

SFV high school juniors rally for healthcare at Congressman Tony Cardenas’ office

SFV high school juniors rally for healthcare at Congressman Tony Cardenas' office
By Gabriela Milian for ABC 7 PANORAMA CITY, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Elvia Mendez, a high school junior at Vaughn Next Century Learning Center in San Fernando, set up a protest with other students outside of Congressman Tony Cardenas’ office to rally for healthcare. “At my school we have a lot of people who are ...

Doctors To Test AMA’s Opposition To Medicare For All

Doctors To Test AMA’s Opposition To Medicare For All
By Bruce Japsen for Forbes Some physicians from within the American Medical Association want the national doctors group to consider dropping its opposition to a single payer version of “Medicare for All.” The AMA’s stance on “Medicare for All” and other proposals to expand insurance coverage will be debated next month at the doctor group’s ...

Demanding Medicare for All, Nurses Use Band-Aids to Plaster GoFundMe Pages to Big Pharma Headquarters

Demanding Medicare for All, Nurses Use Band-Aids to Plaster GoFundMe Pages to Big Pharma Headquarters
“Nobody should have a GoFundMe account to pay for their healthcare, and we’re here to make sure that that stops.” By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams Hundreds of nurses and their allies from across the country rallied Monday outside the headquarters of the pharmaceutical industry’s top lobbying group and plastered the GoFundMe pages of Americans ...

How My Republican Parents Convinced Me the U.S. Needs Single-Payer Healthcare

How My Republican Parents Convinced Me the U.S. Needs Single-Payer Healthcare
By V.R. Craft for Millennial Politics H.O.P.E. Note: Click here to check out our “Convince Me” Tools for Various Constituencies INCLUDING Conservatives Twice, my Republican mother has almost died from a lack of affordable health care, but she still hates the idea of a single-payer system. The first time she almost died she was at ...

Removing investor-owned hospitals is not a bail out– it’s the right thing to do.

Removing investor-owned hospitals is not a bail out-- it’s the right thing to do.
By Kay Tillow for HOPE Rep. Pramila Jayapal has been re-writing HR 676, the model improved Medicare for all legislation that has united and advanced a growing single payer movement since it was introduced into Congress in 2003.  HR 676 is evidence-based and written to enact the Physicians Proposal for a National Health Program.   ...

A $20,243 bike crash: Zuckerberg hospital’s aggressive tactics leave patients with big bills

A $20,243 bike crash: Zuckerberg hospital’s aggressive tactics leave patients with big bills
I spent a year writing about ER bills. Zuckerberg San Francisco General has the most surprising billing practices I’ve seen. By Sarah Kliff for Vox On April 3, Nina Dang, 24, found herself in a position like so many San Francisco bike riders — on the pavement with a broken arm. A bystander saw her ...

Insured, But Indebted: Couple Works 5 Jobs To Pay Off Medical Bills

Insured, But Indebted: Couple Works 5 Jobs To Pay Off Medical Bills
By Jonel Aleccia for NPR Robert and Tiffany Cano of San Tan Valley, Ariz., have a new marriage, a new house and a 10-month-old son, Brody, who is delighted by his ability to blow raspberries. They also have a stack of medical bills that threatens to undermine it all. In the months since their sturdy, ...