Physicians advocate for single payer system

Physicians advocate for single payer system
By Spencer Schultz for The Brown Daily Herald The United States’ health care system is broken and the only solution is a single payer plan, argued local leaders of Physicians for a National Health Program at an event Tuesday night. James Cowan, an internal medicine specialist, and J. Mark Ryan MD ’84, clinical assistant professor ...

Stop fearmongering about ‘Medicare for All.’ Most families would pay less for better care.

Stop fearmongering about 'Medicare for All.' Most families would pay less for better care.
By Donald M. Berwick for USA Today With costs rising painfully, insurance companies denying care and nearly 30 million people still uninsured, America desperately needs an honest health policy discussion. That’s why it has been so disappointing over the past several weeks to watch multiple candidates parrot right-wing attacks on “Medicare for All,” like claiming that it ...

Buttigieg Denounced for Spouting ‘Pack of Lies’ About Medicare for All While Swimming in Insurance Industry Cash

Buttigieg Denounced for Spouting 'Pack of Lies' About Medicare for All While Swimming in Insurance Industry Cash
“Mayor Pete sounds like he’s on the payroll of the Republican National Committee.” By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg—the leading recipient of campaign cash from the healthcare industry among Democratic presidential candidates—went on the offensive against Medicare for All with right-wing talking points during Tuesday night’s debate, bashing the ...

Groupons For Medical Treatment? Welcome To Today’s U.S. Health Care

Groupons For Medical Treatment? Welcome To Today’s U.S. Health Care
By Lauren Weber for Kaiser Health News Emory University medical fellow Dr. Nicole Herbst was shocked when she saw three patients who came in with abnormal results from chest CT scans they had bought on Groupon. Yes, Groupon — the online coupon mecca that also sells discounted fitness classes and foosball tables. Similar deals have shown ...

Researchers Detail How Slashing Pentagon Budget Could Pay for Medicare for All While Creating Progressive Foreign Policy Americans Want

Researchers Detail How Slashing Pentagon Budget Could Pay for Medicare for All While Creating Progressive Foreign Policy Americans Want
“Proposals to fund Medicare for All have focused on raising taxes. But what if we could imagine another way entirely?” By Julia Conley for Common Dreams The Institute for Policy Studies on Thursday shared the results of extensive research into how the $750 billion U.S. military budget could be significantly slashed, freeing up annual funding ...

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 ...

The Plot Against Medicare for All

The Plot Against Medicare for All
The political establishment rediscovers the benefit of Red-baiting and xenophobia to preserve the health care industry’s buckrakers. By Libby Watson for The New Republic Last week, at a huge and frightening retirement community in Florida known as The Villages, Donald Trump promised to protect seniors from two of the most menacing monsters lurking under their ...

Local doctor describes how single-payer health care system would work

Local doctor describes how single-payer health care system would work
By Patrick Neustatter For The Free Lance-Star The other day, I went on a crusade. I was, however, just a tag-along. The crusader was retired Fredericksburg family physician Jay Brock, who went to tell members of the Lake of the Woods Democrat Club why they should support single-payer, “Medicare for all” health care. “If you ...

“It’s Very Unethical”: Audio Shows Hospital Kept Vegetative Patient on Life Support to Boost Survival Rates

“It’s Very Unethical”: Audio Shows Hospital Kept Vegetative Patient on Life Support to Boost Survival Rates
By Caroline Chen for Pro Publica On a Thursday morning this past April, 61-year-old Darryl Young was lying unconscious in the eighth-floor intensive care unit of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. After suffering from congestive heart failure for years, Young, a Navy veteran and former truck driver with three children, had received a heart transplant ...

Warnings of ‘Stealth Privatization’ Effort as Trump Signs Executive Order Expanding Medicare Advantage Plans

Warnings of 'Stealth Privatization' Effort as Trump Signs Executive Order Expanding Medicare Advantage Plans
“Today’s executive order is yet another giveaway to the corporations that run Medicare Advantage plans.” By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams President Donald Trump on Thursday delivered a speech bashing Medicare for All with right-wing talking points and signed an executive order aimed at steering more elderly Americans into the arms of the private insurance ...