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 ...

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 ...

“Am I a bad person?” Why one mom didn’t take her kid to the ER — even after poison control said to.

“Am I a bad person?” Why one mom didn’t take her kid to the ER — even after poison control said to.
The emergency room bill I can’t stop thinking about. By Sarah Kliff for Vox Two years ago, 36-year-old Lindsay Clark was facing a terrible decision. Her 2-year-old daughter Lily had gotten into a small bottle of the anti-nausea drug Dramamine. “It had a child lock on it, but I caught her sitting there with a ...

Medicare for all would save money — and lives

Medicare for all would save money — and lives
The last thing on your mind during a ride to the ER should be: Is this going to bankrupt me? By Negin Owliaei for Nation of Change One night a few years ago, my partner woke up delirious with fever, a bright rash, and joint pain so bad he couldn’t get out of bed without ...

Business group believes Medicare for All healthcare is best

Business group believes Medicare for All healthcare is best
H.O.P.E. NOTE: The representative from the health insurance lobby group, America’s Health Insurance Plans, is using the same talking points about Medicare for All that they used ten years ago. By Seth Sandronsky for R.J Hedges & Associates Small- and midsize-business owners do not like the current healthcare system. Just ask Dylan Dusseault, executive director ...

Why I Got Arrested For #MedicareForAll

Why I Got Arrested For #MedicareForAll
So many lives are lost every day to our broken health system. By Mary Gerisch for Common Dreams A few weeks ago I was in handcuffs, one of six People’s Action members arrested at Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office in Washington, D.C.. We engaged in a peaceful protest after we asked Mitch to step out of ...

House Democrats Schedule Hearing on HR1384 (#MedicareForAll) for This Tuesday, April 30

House Democrats Schedule Hearing on HR1384 (#MedicareForAll) for This Tuesday, April 30
By Lambert Strether for Naked Capitalism Kudos to the Democrat-controlled House Rules Committee for scheduling a hearing on HR1384, the “Medicare for All Act of 2019.” (Here is the announcement; here are the witnesses). However, readers who suspect my rapture will be modified will not be disappointed. In this post, I won’t go into health ...

Private Health Insurance Stocks ‘In Free Fall’ as Medicare for All Gains Momentum

Private Health Insurance Stocks 'In Free Fall' as Medicare for All Gains Momentum
“Insurance industry stocks dropping as the Medicare for All movement heats up—we’ve got some serious people power on our hands!” said National Nurses United By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams With comprehensive Medicare for All legislation now introduced in both chambers of Congress and bolstered by surging grassroots support, health insurance stocks are “crumbling” as ...

Fox News town hall audience cheers Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All pitch

Fox News town hall audience cheers Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All pitch
People seem open to abandoning their private health insurance. By Amanda Michelle Gomez for Think Progress Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, pitched his vision for the future of health care countrywide at a Fox News town hall Monday night and was met with cheers from the audience. After Sanders ...

People Lose Their Employer-Sponsored Insurance Constantly

People Lose Their Employer-Sponsored Insurance Constantly
By Matt Bruenig for People’s Policy Project Nancy Pelosi said this about Medicare for All yesterday: “When most people say they’re for Medicare-for-all, I think they mean health care for all. Let’s see what that means. A lot of people love having their employer-based insurance and the Affordable Care Act gave them better benefits,” said ...