Progressives Support Shoring Up ACA Before Tackling Medicare For All

H.O.P.E. NOTE: The attention on health care in Congress that this is receiving is an opportunity for us to continue to make the case that we can’t solve the healthcare crisis until we create a national improved Medicare for all (NIMA). No matter what is done to the ACA, it will leave tens of millions […]

Anatomy of a Victory

Note: While not a victory for the goal of PEIA healthcare reform, teachers showed that collective work yields results. But ultimately, health care can’t be fixed at the state level. That’s why we fight for National Improved Medicare for All and hope West Virginia teachers will join us in this national fight!  By Cathy Kunkel for […]

Doctors welcome Rep. Keith Ellison as new lead sponsor of Medicare for all bill

Press Release via Physicians for a National health Program Unlike incremental reforms, single-payer plan is the only way to achieve both universal coverage and cost control Physicians for a National health Program (PNHP), the leading national physicians group advocating for single payer health care reform, welcomed Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) as the new lead sponsor of H.R. […]

Democrats’ New Medicare-for-All Plan Isn’t

By Joan Brunwasser for Joan Brunwasser: My guest today is Dr. Margaret Flowers, a pediatrician from Maryland who is co-director of Popular Resistance and coordinator of Health Over Profit for Everyone Campaign. Welcome back to OpEdNews, Margaret. Joan Brunwasser: Your most recent piece [2.25.18] in OpEdNews is entitled: A Proposal Designed to Confuse Public and […]

The most underrated argument for single-payer health care

By Ryan Cooper for The Week If there’s one constant in modern American life, it’s paperwork and bills — and it’s rarely worse than it is for health care. If you need some medical procedure, you are virtually guaranteed several hours of tedious form-filling, made much worse by the knowledge that if you mess up, […]

A Long Era of Low Health Care Inflation May Be Coming to End

By John Tozzi for Bloomberg Since the late 2000s Great Recession, historically low increases in health-care prices have helped hold down inflation. That may be about to change. Hospital prices increased 2.2 percent in December, the fastest rate in four years, according to an analysis by Altarum, a nonprofit health-care research organization. The group analyzes data […]

Physician-industry relationships further cloud hypertension guideline

NOTE: Dr. Romano demonstrates the conflict that arises when health care is a for-profit industry. The bottom line is profit and one way to make a profit is to create more demand for your product. This is another reason that we need a national health program that has health as the bottom line so that […]