American health care system costs four times more than Canada’s single-payer system

American health care system costs four times more than Canada's single-payer system
Average Americans pay $2,497 a year for insurance overhead and admin costs, while Canadians pay just $551 By Igor Derysh for Salon The cost of administering health care in the United States costs four times as much as it does in Canada, which has had a single-payer system for nearly 60 years, according to a new ...

Yale Study Says Medicare for All Would Save U.S. $450 Billion, Prevent Nearly 70,000 Deaths a Year

Yale Study Says Medicare for All Would Save U.S. $450 Billion, Prevent Nearly 70,000 Deaths a Year
By Staff for Democracy Now! As the Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare to take to the debate stage tonight, we turn to a central issue of the campaign: Medicare for All. In a new study, Yale scholars have found that Medicare for All will save Americans more than $450 billion and prevent 68,000 deaths every year. ...

In Historic Shift, Second Largest Physicians Group in US Has New Prescription: It’s Medicare for All

In Historic Shift, Second Largest Physicians Group in US Has New Prescription: It's Medicare for All
“Major changes are needed,” declares the 159,000-member American College of Physicians, “to a system that costs too much, leaves too many behind, and delivers too little.” By Jon Queally for Common Dreams The fight for Medicare for All received a two-handed boost from tens of thousands of doctors on Monday when the American College of ...

Medicare for All ‘Is What Patients Need’: New Harvard Study Shows Even Those With Private Insurance Can’t Afford Care

Medicare for All 'Is What Patients Need': New Harvard Study Shows Even Those With Private Insurance Can't Afford Care
“When so many people can’t get the care they need even when they have insurance coverage, it says that insurance is not doing what it is supposed to do: ensure that healthcare is affordable when you need it.” By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams The for-profit U.S. healthcare system is so broken that a growing ...

‘Medicare for All’ Would Help Heal the Income Gap

‘Medicare for All’ Would Help Heal the Income Gap
By Bill Boyarsky for Truthdig An overlooked aspect of the health care debate is how “Medicare for All” could reduce the income inequality that separates America’s rich from the poor and middle class. In the presidential campaign, attention has been focused on well-publicized, important questions of patient care: Will I lose my company- or union-sponsored ...

Economists ‘Surprised Americans Aren’t Revolting’ Over $8,000 Tax They Pay Each Year Due to For-Profit Healthcare System

Economists 'Surprised Americans Aren't Revolting' Over $8,000 Tax They Pay Each Year Due to For-Profit Healthcare System
The payments made to the U.S. healthcare system are “like a tribute to a foreign power, but we’re doing it to ourselves.” By Julia Conley for Common Dreams Highlighting the thousands of dollars American households are forced to pay in healthcare costs that people in other wealthy countries save thanks to universal healthcare plans, two ...

How can U.S. healthcare save more than $600B? Switch to a single-payer system, study suggests

How can U.S. healthcare save more than $600B? Switch to a single-payer system, study suggests
By Joanne Finnegan for FierceHealthcare U.S. healthcare could save more than $600 billion in administrative costs by adopting a single-payer system like neighboring Canada, a new study suggests. The U.S.’s current multi-payer system cost the country $812 billion in administrative costs in 2017—four times more than Canada, which has a single-payer system—mostly due to the ...

Man who robbed a pharmacy gave clerk a note that said, ‘I’m sorry, I have a sick child,’ cops say

Man who robbed a pharmacy gave clerk a note that said, 'I'm sorry, I have a sick child,' cops say
By Scottie Andrew for CNN A man who allegedly robbed a pharmacy in Philadelphia flashed a demand note that said he needed the money for his sick child, police said.In video released by Philadelphia police, the suspect, wearing a grey hoodie and dark gloves, entered a Rite Aid store January 3 and took an item ...

‘All I Want For Christmas Is A Chance To Live’

‘All I Want For Christmas Is A Chance To Live’
By Popular Resistance HOPE NOTE: Millions of people in the US are going without healthcare because they are uninsured or denied coverage or can’t afford the out of pocket costs. This one is personal for us. We have known and worked with Phil since he joined the campaign to stop the TransPacific Partnership in 2012. ...

Michael Moore: Americans pay more for healthcare than others, but “we don’t call it a tax”

Michael Moore: Americans pay more for healthcare than others, but “we don’t call it a tax”
We don’t call — what they get for their taxes, we don’t call it a tax here. We call it tuition. We call it copayment. We call it, I mean, daycare, daycare fees. By Democracy Now Democracy Now’s interview with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore about election 2020 and some of the major issues for ...