The medical lobby is already peddling lies about Medicare-for-all

The medical lobby is already peddling lies about Medicare-for-all
By Ryan Cooper for The Week Medicare-for-all is getting some real momentum behind it, with several more supporters winning congressional primaries on Tuesday night. The medical industry — drug companies, insurance companies, medical providers, and others — has thus been gearing up to preserve the fat profits they enjoy under the horrendous status quo. They’ve ...

Once Its Greatest Foes, Some Doctors Are Now Embracing Single-Payer

Once Its Greatest Foes, Some Doctors Are Now Embracing Single-Payer
By Shefali Luthra for Kaiser Health News When the American Medical Association — one of the nation’s most powerful health care groups — met in Chicago this June, its medical student caucus seized an opportunity for change. Though they had tried for years to advance a resolution calling on the organization to drop its decades-long ...

Reporting on Medicare for All Makes Media Forget How Math Works

Reporting on Medicare for All Makes Media Forget How Math Works
By Justin Anderson for FAIR “Medicare for All,” a federally funded universal healthcare plan championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vermont–Ind.), has quickly become a key issue for progressive voters evaluating Democratic Party candidates for the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 presidential race. The plan would provide coverage for the 40 million currently uninsured in ...

Healthcare for all, not Band Aids, best way to fight opioid crisis

Healthcare for all, not Band Aids, best way to fight opioid crisis
By Rob Davidson for Holland Sentinel For 20 years, I’ve had the privilege of serving as an emergency physician. I’ve cared for tens of thousands of people across West Michigan, from Holland and Muskegon to Zeeland and Fremont. I’ve delivered babies, resuscitated trauma victims, and stabilized heart attack patients and strokes. I’ve treated patients who ...

It is time for Medicare for all

It is time for Medicare for all
By Maureen Dion-Perry in Letters to the Editor of Mountain Democrat We cannot fix our broken health care system with more tweaks. Premiums, co-pays and deductibles are too high. We can save a lot of money by negotiating drug prices and cutting out the high administrative costs of insurance companies. Contact your senators and representatives ...

Medicare for all would save billions in waste

Medicare for all would save billions in waste
By James Garb for Cape Cod Times Medicare celebrates its 53rd birthday this month. One of the two most popular government programs, along with Social Security, Medicare now enrolls 10,000 new Americans every day. Cutting across party affiliation, more than three-quarters of all Americans consider Medicare to be a “very important” program. Today universal health ...

New Medicare for All Caucus in Congress

New Medicare for All Caucus in Congress
By Michael Corcoran for Truthout When Medicare was created 53 years ago this month, it was over the objections of Ronald Reagan. On behalf of the American Medical Association, Reagan warned that should Medicare become law, it would lead to “a mechanism for national health insurance capable of indefinite expansion in every direction until it ...

How Big Medicine Can Ruin Medicare for All

How Big Medicine Can Ruin Medicare for All
A single-payer system will degenerate into corporate welfare unless we take on health care monopolies. By Phillip Longman for Washington Monthly Many of us still remember the moment during the debate over the Affordable Care Act when a powerful Democratic senator not only blocked supporters of single-payer health care from testifying before his committee, but ...

Pelosi: ‘Medicare for All’ should be ‘evaluated’ if Dems win House

Pelosi: 'Medicare for All' should be 'evaluated' if Dems win House
NOTE: It is a good sign that Nancy Pelosi’s rhetoric is changing. It shows that the political winds are blowing toward single payer. Pelosi is likely to face a challenge for the House Speaker position if the Democrats take the majority in the House this fall. Our tasks are to keep building momentum for National ...

Is this the year the AMA finally joins the single-payer movement?

Is this the year the AMA finally joins the single-payer movement?
By Jonathan Michels, Robertha Barnes, and Sydney Russell Leed for STAT News Fifty years ago this month, at the 1968 meeting of the American Medical Association, a fourth-year medical student named Peter Schnall seized the microphone and scolded several hundred of the most prestigious, highly educated white men in America. “Organized medicine has never felt ...