Rally for Universal Health Care

This Wednesday is Universal Health Coverage Day, and there will be a rally from Noon to 1 PM  on Wednesday (12/12/18) at the Federal Building at 6th and Holly streets in downtown Medford to urge Senator Ron Wyden to join Senator Jeff Merkley in sponsoring SB 1804, which calls for Single Payer Universal Health Care […]

ACTION: We are All Human, Oppose the “Public Charge” Rule

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing a rule that will make it harder for immigrants to enter or stay in the United States if they have or might have health conditions that require care. You can read all about it here. Called the “Public Charge” rule, the DHS seeks to deny immigrants a […]

Mr. Trump, If You Love Medicare, Improve It and Expand It to All

By Dr. Carol Paris, Health Over Profit for Everyone. Above photo: Dr. Carol Paris being escorted out of a Trump Rally in Tennessee. Well, now I’ve heard everything: Donald Trump wants to keep “the government” away from Medicare and protect seniors from attempts to improve it. Huh? Mr. President, take it from me—a newly-minted senior […]

Medicare for All should be free of profit takers

By Kay Tillow. It’s the best of times and the worst of times for the advocates of national single payer health care in the United States.  So good because the vast majority in the US have embraced the concept of improving Medicare and expanding it to the entire population. So bad because corrupting influences threaten […]

Ten ways Medicare Advantage plans differ from traditional Medicare

By Diane Archer, JustCareUSA. Listen to Diane Archer speak about Medicare Advantage Plans here: And visit her healthcare blog at JustCareUSA.   There is a lot of confusion surrounding Medicare Advantage plans, commercial health insurance for people with Medicare, and the ways Medicare Advantage plans differ from traditional Medicare. You are likely to hear about […]

We’ve Come A Long Way: President Obama says Medicare for all is a “good new idea”

By Margaret Flowers, MD, Health Over Profit for Everyone. Above photo from The Hill. On September 7, 2018, speaking at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, President Obama said that Democrats are running on “good new ideas like Medicare for All…” This indicates a significant shift in support of National Improved Medicare for All (NIMA). […]

The Bull Market is Foretelling Medicare Advantage for All

By Don McCanne, Physicians for a National Health Program. Sign up for Don McCanne’s Quote-of-the-day here. NOTE: We advocate for National Improved Medicare for All, a single universal publicly-funded national health program, and NOT Medicare Advantage for All, a system of multiple private insurances funded by the government. Getting the private health insurers out of […]

Hospitals Know How to Protect Mothers. They Just Aren’t Doing It.

By Alison Young, USA Today. Photo: Marco Mention’s wife, YoLanda, died shortly after giving birth to their daughter Serenity in 2015. Jack Gruber/USA Today. In countries with publicly funded national health care systems, such as the U.K, it is easier to insist hospitals and health providers follow standard safety practices, said Dr. James Martin Jr., director […]

5 doctors and surgeons tell us what they really think about Medicare-for-all

By Dylan Scott, Vox. Photo: Ronen Tivony/NurPhoto via Getty Images Some doctors support single-payer health care — even if that means a lower salary. The muscle of the health industry lobby — pharma, health plans, doctors, and hospitals — is gathering to stop single payer. The Hill’s Peter Sullivan had the report on Friday morning. The industry’s influence […]