Advisory council backs universal, single-payer pharmacare plan

Advisory council backs universal, single-payer pharmacare plan
H.O.P.E. NOTE: This article shows that nationalizing pharmaceutical coverage would save money in Canada, lowering overall costs by $5 billion per year and costs to patients. Canada has a population that is one-tenth the US population. Medicare for All in the US would include coverage for prescriptions and would also lower costs by negotiating for ...

Medicare for All: a Pathway to Universal Health Coverage?

Medicare for All: a Pathway to Universal Health Coverage?
By Alex Graf for The Globe Post Even hours before the House Ways and Means Committee considered several proposals during its June 12 hearing on “pathways to universal health coverage,” it was apparent that Medicare for All would be the star of the show. It was the first time in U.S. history that Medicare for ...

Are You Sure You Actually ‘Like’ Your Private Health Insurance?

Are You Sure You Actually 'Like' Your Private Health Insurance?
In 2018, as millions of Americans borrowed $88 billion to pay for health care, 62 CEOs of health care companies made a combined total of $1.1 billion in compensation By Dr. Sanjeev K. Sriram for Portside When I talk to friends, family, and colleagues about Medicare for All, sometimes someone asks, “but don’t people like ...

America’s dental health crisis: Modern life causes more tooth decay, and care is increasingly unaffordable

America’s dental health crisis: Modern life causes more tooth decay, and care is increasingly unaffordable
Millions of Americans lack access to oral health care, and vulnerable communities are in desperate need of a solution. By Mary Otto for Nation of Change The light of a Friday morning in autumn gently touched the little town: the Farmers and Miners Bank, the grocery store with the hand-lettered signboard advertising sugar on sale, the squat ...

A Large Employer ‘Frames’ The ‘Medicare For All’ Debate

A Large Employer 'Frames' The 'Medicare For All' Debate
As health costs continue to grow, straining employer budgets and slowing wage growth, the business community is beginning to take the option more seriously. By Kaiser Health News for HealthLeaders EASTON, Pa. — Walk into a big-box retailer such as Walmart or Michaels and you’re likely to see MCS Industries’ picture frames, decorative mirrors or ...

Protesters Rally, Disrupt Opening Session at AMA Meeting

Protesters Rally, Disrupt Opening Session at AMA Meeting
Activists urge the association to support Medicare for All by Joyce Frieden, Washington Editor and Shannon Firth, Washington Correspondent, MedPage Today CHICAGO — To chants of “AMA, get out of the way!,” a coalition of several hundred doctors, nurses, medical students, community organizers, and patients rallied outside the American Medical Association‘s (AMA) House of Delegates ...

At AMA’s Annual Meeting, Doctors And Nurses Demand ‘Get Out of the Way’ Of Medicare For All

At AMA’s Annual Meeting, Doctors And Nurses Demand ‘Get Out of the Way’ Of Medicare For All
Note: Protesters also went inside the AMA meeting and interrupted it with a dramatic protest which included a die-in as can be seen in these photos from HOPE in the Midwest – Health Over Profit for Everyone. Original Article by Julia Conley for Common Dreams with added commentary by Popular Resistance “The AMA is violating one ...

HOPE Testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee

HOPE Testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee
Testimony for the House Ways and Means Hearing, “Pathways to Universal Health Coverage,” Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony to this committee on the pathway to universal  health coverage. This is an urgent issue that requires immediate attention in a serious and deliberate manner. I urge you to focus ...

SFV high school juniors rally for healthcare at Congressman Tony Cardenas’ office

SFV high school juniors rally for healthcare at Congressman Tony Cardenas' office
By Gabriela Milian for ABC 7 PANORAMA CITY, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Elvia Mendez, a high school junior at Vaughn Next Century Learning Center in San Fernando, set up a protest with other students outside of Congressman Tony Cardenas’ office to rally for healthcare. “At my school we have a lot of people who are ...

‘Democrats Against Medicare for All Make Me Sick’: Steny Hoyer First Target of National Emergency Ambulance Tour

'Democrats Against Medicare for All Make Me Sick': Steny Hoyer First Target of National Emergency Ambulance Tour
“Each day House Democrats fail to lead, lives are lost… This is an emergency campaign to go after politicians who are unwilling to stand up for our basic human right to healthcare.” By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams “Are you for Medicare for All or are you on the side of Big Pharma and the ...