The Great Northern States Health Care Initiative is a group of people from Minnesota and Wisconsin who have come together for the purpose of advocacy for a better health care system in our respective states and the nation. Our main objective is education of ourselves and others in our communities on the imperatives of a single payer health care system.
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Sunday, February 13, 2011
When Democracy Weakens - NYTimes.com
Saturday, February 12, 2011
15 Executives Who Get Paid Millions To Deny You Health Care Coverage | Wall St. Cheat Sheet
[If that link doesn't work, the article can be viewed at this url.]
This shows the exorbitant salaries insurance execs are getting. Even the so called non-profit HMO ones are at our health care trough way too big time. You can search and find examples in your area like this:
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Rationing is not the only alternative | StarTribune.com
This is a good response from a PNHP doc regarding whether and how we ration medical care.
An excerpt: "
It is highly misleading to tell the public that our choice is between continued high numbers of uninsured people or rationing. Our choice is continued high numbers of the uninsured vs. cutting the enormous administrative waste and corporate profit out of our system with a single-payer system that allows us to lower the prices we pay for medical services, drugs and devices to levels paid in other countries."
In case the article is dropped from the Trib. website it is available here.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
PMAP Presentation (11.17.10) from PMAP Reform on Vimeo.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Review of Impact on Medicare Program for Investment Income That Medicare Advantage Organizations Earned and Retained From Medicare Funds in 2007
This report could help with information concerning how the insurance companies are wasting our Medicare money and how Congress keeps screwing up the simplicity of how Medicare was intended to operate.