Tuesday, February 19, 2019

We Don’t Need Private Health Insurance | The Nation

We Don’t Need Private Health Insurance | The Nation: New single-payer plans don’t need to worry about carving out roles for health-care profiteers.

Saturday, February 16, 2019


Friday, February 15, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Tell Democrats: Co-Sponsor Medicare for All | CREDO Action

Tell Democrats: Co-Sponsor Medicare for All | CREDO Action: Washington consultants are warning Democrats away from Medicare for All. We urgently need to rally behind progressive Medicare for All legislation.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

We can figure out universal coverage without Medicare-for-all - The Washington Post

We can figure out universal coverage without Medicare-for-all - The Washington Post: There are a lot of flavors of universal coverage. We don’t have to pick the most extreme.

This is a good reality check. BUT, that does not mean we can't keep pushing for the ideal. It means moving in the right direction is what is important. One thing missed in much of these debates is the need to outlaw corporate profit in the system. Some states did that so it can be done. Control of monopolies would be good as well - especially not allowing insurance companies (even when non-profit) to own and operate hospitals, clinics, and drug companies. The concept of public utilities comes to mind (an idea I'd suggest for hospitals, not doctors).

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Medicare-for-all: eliminating private insurance is a big task - Vox

Medicare-for-all: eliminating private insurance is a big task - Vox: Should Americans keep getting health care coverage at work?

What do Democrats actually mean by Medicare for all?

What do Democrats actually mean by Medicare for all?: Up until recently, most of the Democratic hopefuls for 2020 have gotten away with being vague about what they mean by “Medicare for all.”
The political process is frustrating but cannot be ignored.  Taking steps in the right direction is what is important and now is the opportunity to take some really big steps.
Personally, I urge all to consider out detrimental is has been to allow profit to be a core value in how our health care is accessed.  Getting health care is NOT like getting a car or a house or a suit.  It is like getting the fire department to come when your house is burning or the police to come when you are robbed or the city to come patch that pothole.  I hate the idea that profits are made from heart attacks, auto accidents, cancer, etc.