Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Canvassing the 55 Percent of Rural Voters Wanting Medicare for All

Canvassing the 55 Percent of Rural Voters Wanting Medicare for All: Like with Medicare in the 1960s, an activated public can canvass voters to force Congress to act.

Medicare for All Is Coming... Because Even the "Insured" Are Not Safe in This For-Profit System | Common Dreams Views

Medicare for All Is Coming... Because Even the "Insured" Are Not Safe in This For-Profit System | Common Dreams Views: As the House Ways and Means Committee prepares to hold an influential hearing Wednesday on HR 1384, the Medicare for All bill authored by Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Debbie Dingell, with 112 House co-sponsors, news reports every day remind us of why the bill is so necessary. | By Bonnie Castillo

AMA still says no to single-payer healthcare

AMA still says no to single-payer healthcare: The American Medical Association reaffirmed its opposition to Medicare for All, narrowly maintaining the position after young members called for changing its stance.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Managed Care Undermines Health Care


Dr. Ed Weisbart of Physicians for a National Health Program explains some of the ways Managed Care insurance does not prioritize optimum health care.

'Medicare for All'? American Medical Association says no, drawing protest in Chicago. - Chicago Tribune

'Medicare for All'? American Medical Association says no, drawing protest in Chicago. - Chicago Tribune: Doctors who gathered in Chicago for the AMA's annual meeting this week are increasingly finding themselves at the uncomfortable center of a national debate.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Universal Health Care Definition, Countries, Pros, Cons

Universal Health Care Definition, Countries, Pros, Cons: Universal health care is a system the federal government provides that offers quality health care to all citizens regardless of their ability to pay.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Medicare for All Needs a Change of Message | The Nation

Medicare for All Needs a Change of Message | The Nation: Single payer is essential, but most voters still don’t get that.

Remember - this will cost you less net out of pocket -- not more -- unless you are in the -10% group or a huge corporation.

Blue State Seniors Like Private Medicare, Complicating Single Payer

Blue State Seniors Like Private Medicare, Complicating Single Payer: Seniors in Democratic-leaning states are choosing private Medicare Advantage plans more so than the national average, Kaiser Family Foundation data shows.

Medicare Advantage is a rip off pushed by the private insurance companies who get an extra pot of money just for the Advantage plans.  And, you have your choices limited to their network.  Until the laws and choices change, use the Supplemental Plans for more freedom of choice, less net cost to you and less cost to taxpayers.

Medicare for All gets push from medical students, nurses - CNNPolitics

Medicare for All gets push from medical students, nurses - CNNPolitics: The American Medical Association is coming under increasing fire for opposing "Medicare for All."

Thursday, June 6, 2019

A large Pa. employer supports ‘Medicare for All’ to ‘remove an albatross from American business’

A large Pa. employer supports ‘Medicare for All’ to ‘remove an albatross from American business’: While national business groups fight the single-payer concept, the founder and CEO of a large Pennsylvania picture frame manufacturer tries to convince other employers that it’s the only way to control costs and fix the U.S. health system.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019

Without Medicare for All, the Healthcare System Will Collapse - Wendell Potter RAI (7/7)

Without Medicare for All, the Healthcare System Will Collapse - Wendell Potter RAI (7/7): The healthcare system is unsustainable; without a Medicare for All system, only the wealthiest will be able to afford decent care - Wendell Potter on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay