Harvard researchers: ‘Medicare for All’ wouldn’t overwhelm hospitals

Harvard researchers: 'Medicare for All' wouldn't overwhelm hospitals
By Jacqueline Renfrow for Fierce Healthcare There seems to be no evidence that supports the belief that there would be a surge in hospital use if the government implements “Medicare for All,” according to a new analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Much of the debate around Medicare for All centers on a fear ...

Which 2020 Democrats are taking money from the healthcare industry?

Which 2020 Democrats are taking money from the healthcare industry?
Hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and insurers are working together to stop Sanders’ proposed healthcare plan from gaining even more traction within the Democratic party. By Karl Evers-Hillstrom for Nation of Change Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called on fellow Democratic presidential candidates to reject contributions from the healthcare industry this week, a renewed effort to distinguish himself from a progressive field ...

How Women Win with Medicare For All

How Women Win with Medicare For All
By Kirsten Magnuson and Dr. Ana Malinow for Women’s E-News Women should rally around the Medicare-for-All bill introduced in the House of Representatives earlier this year. Medicare for All as proposed in HR 1384, along with its counterpart in the Senate, would benefit women in several essential ways. Because health insurance coverage would no longer be tied to ...

We Have a Dental Care Crisis. Medicare for All Could Solve It.

We Have a Dental Care Crisis. Medicare for All Could Solve It.
Guaranteed dental coverage would finally put an end to the deep inequities in U.S. oral health. By Natalie Shure for In These Times Over an early September weekend in 2017, some 850 visitors showed up to the University of Maryland (UMD) basketball arena in College Park. But the attendees weren’t there to watch a game, ...

Americans Actually Do Want Medicare for All

Americans Actually Do Want Medicare for All
The media and the private insurance lobbyists are doing everything they can to twist the truth about public opinion on a public health system. Don’t listen: when it’s described accurately to them, a majority of Americans want Medicare for All. By Luke Savage for Jacobin America’s public debate on health care has long been riddled ...

Americans are dying because they can’t afford their insulin

Americans are dying because they can’t afford their insulin
“My son and Jesy, they were murdered. They were killed by big Pharma. The cause of death should actually be on their death certificates, corporate greed.” By Ruth Milka for Nation of Change Prices of insulin have skyrocketed over the past 15 years and Americans are paying with their lives. The same vial of insulin ...

‘If Grandma Is on the Table, No One Will Blink at the Price’: A Former Drug Company Manager Explains Industry Price-Setting

'If Grandma Is on the Table, No One Will Blink at the Price': A Former Drug Company Manager Explains Industry Price-Setting
By Fran Quigley for Common Dreams Frances Leath no longer works in management for pharmaceutical industry giant Eli Lilly and Company, but she keeps tabs on the company where she spent the first 15 years of her career. She still lives in Indianapolis, home of the company headquarters. She has watched as Lilly’s dramatic increases ...

50 Million Adults Are Uninsured Every Single Year

50 Million Adults Are Uninsured Every Single Year
By Matt Bruenig for People’s Policy Project Everyone knows the American health care system is a disaster, but surprisingly few realize just how much of a disaster it really is. One reason for this is that the statistics we use to measure it completely miss how much anguish is caused by people constantly cycling in ...

Majority Backs ‘Medicare for All’ Replacing Private Plans, if Preferred Providers Stay

Majority Backs ‘Medicare for All’ Replacing Private Plans, if Preferred Providers Stay
Reduced support for single-payer overcome by assurance that Americans would not lose their doctor and hospital By Yusra Murad for Morning Consult 55% of voters back a Medicare for All system that diminishes the role of private insurers if they retain access to their preferred providers. Independents are 14 points more likely to back the ...

VA Privatization Bill Threatens Closure of Key Facilities

VA Privatization Bill Threatens Closure of Key Facilities
Republican architects of the VA MISSION Act want to fast-track a commission that would have expansive authority to close VA hospitals. By Suzanne Gordon & Russell Lemle for The American Prospect At a June 20 House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hearing, legislators considered H.R. 3083, sponsored by ranking member Phil Roe (R-TN). One of the architects ...