Saturday, January 19, 2019


Sunday, January 13, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Take Action - PNHP

Take Action - PNHP: Writing and MediaHow to Write an Op-Ed and Letter to the EditorLetter to the Editor ExamplesHow to contact the media and make calls to the pressSample medical society resolutionSample city resolution.

Only through steadfast, evidence-based advocacy can we not only maintain, but accelerate, the momentum towards single-payer.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Colonoscopy pricing: 2 sisters finding it is a pain in the butt

Colonoscopy pricing: 2 sisters finding it is a pain in the butt: Why do people who need the test the most get charged the most? This may encourage them to skip it and run the risk of colon cancer.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

What Americans Taught Us About 'Risking It' Without Insurance in 2018 | Fortune

What Americans Taught Us About 'Risking It' Without Insurance in 2018 | Fortune: For many Americans, 2018 was the year that health care reached a breaking point.



The impact is climbing the income ladder as the 1% keep making more money off of the suffering.




Sunday, December 30, 2018

‘Medicare for All’ Gains Favor With Democrats Looking Ahead to 2020 - The New York Times

‘Medicare for All’ Gains Favor With Democrats Looking Ahead to 2020 - The New York Times: Democrats dream of expanding Medicare, but struggle to define the role of the popular private plans that now cover more than one-third of the 60 million Medicare beneficiaries.



Gets into the important issue of Medicare Advantage and whether there should be a role for the private insurance companies. Current political practice would support letting them do it. The best way is to take them out of it.

As Adam Green says in this article:

“No, absolutely not. Why would it? Medicare for all, in the end, means fundamental systemic change. People would no longer be at the mercy of for-profit insurers that make money by denying people care.”