Sunday, May 19, 2019

Democrats grapple with fully embracing Medicare for All

Democrats grapple with fully embracing Medicare for All: MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — A half-dozen presidential candidates back "Medicare for All," a proposal that would put the government in charge of most health benefits. But some of the Democrats they're...

Monday, May 13, 2019

Health Care in the US Should Be Affordable and Accessible

Health Care in the US Should Be Affordable and Accessible: America’s broken health-care system extorts its patients just so they can access a basic human right.

Hospitals divert ambulances when incoming patients more likely poor

Hospitals divert ambulances when incoming patients more likely poor: A study finds private hospitals are more likely to turn away ambulances when a public hospital is on diversion, suggesting hospitals may be diverting for financial reasons.

Washington to offer first 'public option' insurance in US - ABC News

Washington to offer first 'public option' insurance in US - ABC News: Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

RAND Study: Hospitals Charging The Privately Insured 2.4 Times What They Charge Medicare Patients

RAND Study: Hospitals Charging The Privately Insured 2.4 Times What They Charge Medicare Patients: For generations, the prices that hospitals charge patients with private insurance have been shrouded in secrecy. An explosive new study has unlocked some of those secrets.

Charlie Munger: America's healthcare system is a 'national disgrace'

Charlie Munger: America's healthcare system is a 'national disgrace': The U.S. health care system is a “national disgrace” and should be replaced with a single-payer model, says Charlie Munger, the right-hand man of Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett.