Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Medicare for All 'Is What Patients Need': New Harvard Study Shows Even Those With Private Insurance Can't Afford Care | Common Dreams News

Medicare for All 'Is What Patients Need': New Harvard Study Shows Even Those With Private Insurance Can't Afford Care | Common Dreams News: "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."

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Labor Movement Must Fight for Medicare for All — Not Employer-Based Plans

The Labor Movement Must Fight for Medicare for All — Not Employer-Based Plans: Unions have been at the forefront of almost every progressive policy advance for a century. So why are AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka and American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten denouncing Medicare for All by parroting talking points crafted by health care industry lobbyists?

Second-Largest Doctor Group Endorses National Health Insurance (Of Some Kind) | HuffPost

Second-Largest Doctor Group Endorses National Health Insurance (Of Some Kind) | HuffPost: Internal medicine association signals it would support either "Medicare for All" or a strong public option.

Surprise medical bills upset patients, engage lawmakers | Local News | madison.com

Surprise medical bills upset patients, engage lawmakers | Local News | madison.com: “I felt helpless,” Amy Brooks said of her unexpected $41,000 medical bill. “I would have possibly had to file for bankruptcy.”

Study finds single-payer health care plan saves money

Study finds single-payer health care plan saves money: According to a new study, published last week by University of California scientists in the journal PLOS Medicine, universal coverage plans would actually save money on health care.

Former health insurance executive: Current system is bankrupting country | TheHill

Former health insurance executive: Current system is bankrupting country | TheHill: Wendell Potter, a former health care executive, warned Monday that if the United States doesn’t shift towards a “Medicare for All” system as put forth by progressive Sens.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

How Medicare for All would affect the doctor-patient relationship - The Boston Globe

How Medicare for All would affect the doctor-patient relationship - The Boston Globe: The Democratic candidates need to face the issue that single-payer health care will fundamentally impact the doctor-patient relationship.