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 ...

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 ...

2.2 Million Petition demanding Medicare for All

2.2 Million Petition demanding Medicare for All
This petition delivery demonstrates growing momentum for the need for healthcare for all. By Marlee Kokotovic for Nation of Change Yesterday, 2.2 million petition signatures were delivered to the U.S. House of Representatives to show support of Medicare for All.  Over a dozen groups that include: Public Citizen, Be a Hero, Business for Medicare for ...

Asheville mayor set to back ‘Medicare for All Act’ proclamation

Asheville mayor set to back 'Medicare for All Act' proclamation
By Joel Burgess for Citizen Times At the request of a City Council member, Mayor Esther Manheimer is set to sign a “Medicare for All” proclamation supporting a national health insurance system. The proclamation planned for an Aug. 27 council meeting highlights the proposal championed by senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to establish a government-run insurance system ...

Medicare for All would improve outcomes, reduce costs

Medicare for All would improve outcomes, reduce costs
By Andrew Huston for Herald Tribune It is time that we transition to a health-care system that assures coverage of every man, woman and child in this nation while controlling costs. The central goals of Medicare for All are to significantly improve health outcomes for U.S. residents while also forming effective cost controls. An economic ...

What Medicare For All Would Have Meant A Decade Ago

What Medicare For All Would Have Meant A Decade Ago
Imagine if a new generation could experience guaranteed care, with quality not determined by wealth or income, but instead delivered as the human right it should be. By Jarod Facundo for Inequality.org For years my aunt Sylvia knew something was wrong. She told doctors she was experiencing pain, but they shrugged it off as age-related. ...

Soaring Insurance Deductibles and High Drug Prices Hit Sick Americans with a ‘Double Whammy’

Soaring Insurance Deductibles and High Drug Prices Hit Sick Americans with a ‘Double Whammy’
By Noam N. Levey for Los Angeles Times Wendy Matney hesitated to tell her family not to call 911. “It seemed almost selfish to say, ‘Please don’t call because we can’t afford this,’” said the 39-year-old home health aide, who has a form of epilepsy that causes frequent, sometimes violent, seizures. Matney has been to ...

The Nightmare of Medical Care in America

The Nightmare of Medical Care in America
To be sick and not rich By Beverly Gologorsky for Common Dreams On this extremely hot summer day, the ear-splitting siren screaming through New York’s streets is coming from the ambulance I’m in — on a gurney on my way to the ER. That only makes the siren, loud as it is, all the more ...

Most American workers would have more money with socialized health care

Most American workers would have more money with socialized health care
By Tim Fernholz & Daniel Wolfe for Quartz Forget what Medicare for All will cost the government. What could it cost you? Many Democratic candidates for the White House are promoting some form of single-payer universal health care under the rubric of expanding Medicare, the US health insurance program for seniors. There’s a range of ...

US Workers Are Paying High Taxes. But Without Any of the Benefits.

US Workers Are Paying High Taxes. But Without Any of the Benefits.
The United States is commonly thought of as a low-tax country. But workers effectively pay some of the highest taxes in the developed world — without getting a decent welfare state in return. By Matt Bruenig for Jacobin Magazine Comparing labor tax rates across countries is a tricky endeavor. Some countries rely mostly on income ...