Setting Gallup Record, Quarter of Americans Say They or Family Member Delayed Medical Care Over Cost in Last Year

Setting Gallup Record, Quarter of Americans Say They or Family Member Delayed Medical Care Over Cost in Last Year
“This is the ‘choice based’ system Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg want to preserve.” By Eoin Higgins for Common Censored One-in-four Americans admits they or a member of their family this past year has delayed medical treatment of a serious illness due to costs, according to a new Gallup survey published Monday. The number is ...

Insurance Companies Are Spending Millions on Attack Ads Against Medicare for All

Insurance Companies Are Spending Millions on Attack Ads Against Medicare for All
By Alan Macleod for Mint Press News Healthcare corporations are spending millions of dollars on astroturfed attack ads against Medicare for All. The Partnership for America’s Healthcare Future, for example, a coalition of hospitals and insurance companies, has spent $1 million on a television campaign against changes to the current healthcare system they profit from. ...

Dying Too Young

Dying Too Young
By David F. Ruccio for Anticap If there ever was an argument in support of Medicare for All it’s this: despite spending more on health care than any other country, the United States has seen increasing mortality and falling life expectancy for people ages 25 to 64, who should be in the prime of their ...

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 ...

Google Secretly Harvests the Health Data of Millions

Google Secretly Harvests the Health Data of Millions
By Julianne Tveten for Truthdig Google has been harvesting the health data of tens of millions of U.S. patients since 2018, unbeknownst to those patients or their doctors, as revealed by a Nov. 11 investigation by the Wall Street Journal. According to the story, Ascension, a private network of some 2,600 hospitals and other health ...

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 ...

Medicare for All bill passed in Bethlehem with unanimous vote

Medicare for All bill passed in Bethlehem with unanimous vote
By Maddie Hayes for The Brown and White Anthony Downing, a working class union staff member, found himself in debt after he needed two invasive surgeries in the past six months for genetic spine issues. He said he supports Medicare for All, as a Bethlehem community member who has suffered as a result of the ...

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 ...

The Medicare for All debate is distorted

The Medicare for All debate is distorted
By Bob Herman for Axios Don Berwick, a physician and former head of Medicare and Medicaid during the Obama administration, wants the country to have a “rational” debate about “Medicare for All” — but says that will require a more rigorous comparison to the status quo. What he’s saying: This interview has been edited 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 ...