Groupons For Medical Treatment? Welcome To Today’s U.S. Health Care

By Lauren Weber for Kaiser Health News Emory University medical fellow Dr. Nicole Herbst was shocked when she saw three patients who came in with abnormal results from chest CT scans they had bought on Groupon. Yes, Groupon — the online coupon mecca that also sells discounted fitness classes and foosball tables. Similar deals have shown […]

Local doctor describes how single-payer health care system would work

By Patrick Neustatter For The Free Lance-Star The other day, I went on a crusade. I was, however, just a tag-along. The crusader was retired Fredericksburg family physician Jay Brock, who went to tell members of the Lake of the Woods Democrat Club why they should support single-payer, “Medicare for all” health care. “If you […]

Negin Owliaei: No one should have to bargain for health care

By Negin Owliaei for Nearly 50,000 members of the United Auto Workers began striking earlier this month, demanding that General Motors pay them their fair share of the billions in profits the company raked in last year. The first response from General Motors was shocking. The automaker, which accepted billions in government bailouts during […]

What Medicare For All Would Have Meant A Decade Ago

Imagine if a new generation could experience guaranteed care, with quality not determined by wealth or income, but instead delivered as the human right it should be. By Jarod Facundo for For years my aunt Sylvia knew something was wrong. She told doctors she was experiencing pain, but they shrugged it off as age-related. […]

Voters Are Less Scared of Government Healthcare Than You Think

By Libby Watson for Splinter News Democratic supporters of the public option, which include Joe Biden but also Amy Klobuchar and Kirsten Gillibrand, fear more than anything the wrath of the imaginary Voter Who Would Die For Their Private Insurer. A new poll from Morning Consult reveals that one particular aspect of this is flawed. […]

UnitedHealth’s political and financial heft just keeps growing

By Bob Herman for Axios UnitedHealth Group’s stock fell 2.3% yesterday even though the company continues to print money and raised its profit projections for the rest of the year. The big picture: Wall Street is quibbling over the “quality” of UnitedHealth’s earnings beat, but that doesn’t really matter. UnitedHealth remains the most financially powerful […]

Rural Health: Financial Insecurity Plagues Many Who Live With Disability

By Selena Simmons-Duffin for NPR Carol Burgos is worried her neighbors think she is bringing the neighborhood down. She lives in a mobile home park in a woodsy part of Columbia County, N.Y, just off a two-lane highway. The homes have neat yards and American flags. On a spring Saturday, some neighbors are out holding […]

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 […]