‘Medicare for All’ Would Help Heal the Income Gap

‘Medicare for All’ Would Help Heal the Income Gap
By Bill Boyarsky for Truthdig An overlooked aspect of the health care debate is how “Medicare for All” could reduce the income inequality that separates America’s rich from the poor and middle class. In the presidential campaign, attention has been focused on well-publicized, important questions of patient care: Will I lose my company- or union-sponsored ...

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 ...

How can U.S. healthcare save more than $600B? Switch to a single-payer system, study suggests

How can U.S. healthcare save more than $600B? Switch to a single-payer system, study suggests
By Joanne Finnegan for FierceHealthcare U.S. healthcare could save more than $600 billion in administrative costs by adopting a single-payer system like neighboring Canada, a new study suggests. The U.S.’s current multi-payer system cost the country $812 billion in administrative costs in 2017—four times more than Canada, which has a single-payer system—mostly due to the ...

Man who robbed a pharmacy gave clerk a note that said, ‘I’m sorry, I have a sick child,’ cops say

Man who robbed a pharmacy gave clerk a note that said, 'I'm sorry, I have a sick child,' cops say
By Scottie Andrew for CNN A man who allegedly robbed a pharmacy in Philadelphia flashed a demand note that said he needed the money for his sick child, police said.In video released by Philadelphia police, the suspect, wearing a grey hoodie and dark gloves, entered a Rite Aid store January 3 and took an item ...

‘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 ...

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 ...