Friday, December 14, 2018

Universal healthcare could save America trillions: what’s holding us back? | Opinion | The Guardian

Universal healthcare could save America trillions: what’s holding us back? | Opinion | The Guardian: A slew of studies are confirming that America can afford real universal healthcare, but some call it economically infeasible


Medicare-for-all: The design and costs for Democratic health care plans - Vox

Medicare-for-all: The design and costs for Democratic health care plans - Vox: Sure, Democrats are lining up behind Medicare-for-all. But what exactly does that mean?
This year, dozens of Democratic candidates ran — and won — on a promise to fight to give all Americans...

New York's Brewing Healthcare Battle Is a Preview of the Medicare for All War

New York's Brewing Healthcare Battle Is a Preview of the Medicare for All War: New York is on the verge of a Democrat-on-Democrat slugfest that will determine the state's healthcare future.

Insurance Industry, Democrats Fight Against Medicare for All

Insurance Industry, Democrats Fight Against Medicare for All: Nearly 30 million people still don’t have health insurance in the United States; among those who do, many are paying enormous premiums that go up year after year. Others rely on crowdfunding platforms for medical care. It’s a grotesque and deadly system, which is probably why universal healthcare polls so well across political lines. Despite all this, a powerful group of establishment Democrats have teamed up with billion-dollar insurance companies, hospitals, and the drug lobby to fight back popular momentum in support of Medicare-for-All.

United States needs a single-payer health-care system

United States needs a single-payer health-care system: OPINION: It's time to stop punishing people for being ill, especially when they have nothing to do with the development of their illness.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Under Trump, Number Of Uninsured Kids Rose For First Time This Decade | Kaiser Health News

Under Trump, Number Of Uninsured Kids Rose For First Time This Decade | Kaiser Health News: About 276,000 more children are among the uninsured, a new report finds. Though the uptick is statistically small, it is striking because uninsured rates usually decrease during periods of economic growth.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Medicare for All: As Healthcare Costs Soar, Momentum Grows to Guarantee Healthcare for All Americans | Democracy Now!

Medicare for All: As Healthcare Costs Soar, Momentum Grows to Guarantee Healthcare for All Americans | Democracy Now!

'Easy to Pay for Something That Costs Less': New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years

'Easy to Pay for Something That Costs Less': New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years: "Medicare for All promises a system that is fairer, more efficient, and vastly less expensive than America's bloated, monopolized, over-priced and under-performing private health insurance system."

Editorial: How Newsom, state should approach single-payer

Editorial: How Newsom, state should approach single-payer: Until there's a viable financial plan, the governor should instead prioritize other pressing California issues that demand immediate attention, including tax reform, wildfires and paying down pension debt.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

As Health Care Costs Soar, Momentum Around Medicare for All Grows

As Health Care Costs Soar, Momentum Around Medicare for All Grows: Pressure is growing on the Democratic leadership to embrace Medicare for All.

In-Depth Analysis by Team of UMass Amherst Economists Shows Viability of Medicare For All

In-Depth Analysis by Team of UMass Amherst Economists Shows Viability of Medicare For All: A team of economists from the University of Massachusetts Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) has found that the Medicare for All Act of 2017, introduced to the United States Senate by Senator Bernie Sanders, is not only economically viable, but could actually reduce health consumption expenditures by about 9.6 percent while also providing decent health care coverage for all Americans. |

"All That We Love Is On the Line": Progressive Coalition Offers Moral Case and Action Plan to Win Medicare for All

"All That We Love Is On the Line": Progressive Coalition Offers Moral Case and Action Plan to Win Medicare for All: "If you can find money to kill people, you can find money to help people."

'Easy to Pay for Something That Costs Less': New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years

'Easy to Pay for Something That Costs Less': New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years: "Medicare for All promises a system that is fairer, more efficient, and vastly less expensive than America's bloated, monopolized, over-priced and under-performing private health insurance system."

Importance of Aligning House and Senate Single-Payer Bills the Right Way ← Health Over Profit

Importance of Aligning House and Senate Single-Payer Bills the Right Way ← Health Over Profit: Aligning House And Senate Single-Payer Bills: Removing Medicare’s Profiteering Incentives Is Key By Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein for PNHP Single-payer reform is in the news — and…