For most of my adult life, I’ve picked my health insurance based on one simple standard: Does my beloved primary care doctor participate in the plan?
Medicare For All News
Once Its Greatest Foes, Doctors Are Embracing Single-Payer
Though “single-payer” health care was long dismissed as a left-wing pipe dream, polling suggests a slim majority of Americans now support the idea.
Medicare for All: A Win-Win Issue for Candidates in the 2018 Midterms
Health care is a priority issue right now for many Americans, as rump & GOP move to destroy Obamacare, Medicaid, Medicare, and CHIP. It’s time to push Medicare for all.
Bernie Sanders Goes to Canada for Health Care Inspiration
Bernie Sanders to set the Canadian Single-Payer healthcare myth perpetrated by the U.S. for-profit medical industrial complex straight?
How to Build a Single-Payer Health System: Lessons From Taiwan’s Turnaround
There are obvious reasons why some people in the United States oppose the prospect of single-payer health care; taking the profit out of health care — a moral imperative.
Canada’s Single-Payer Health System: What Is True? What Is False?
It’s a regular part of the politically charged debate over health care. Let’s get some truths out about the Canadian single-payer system.
Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
Buyers Of Short-Term Health Plans: Wise Or Shortsighted?
Supporters of the nation’s health law condemn short-term health plans. A few states, California and New York, have banned them. Other states limit them.
How The Farm Bill Could Erode Part Of The Affordable Care Act
Some Republican lawmakers continue to try to work around the Affordable Care Act, the federal health law’s requirements. That strategy can crop up in surprising places. Like the farm bill.
Republicans knew ACA sabotage would skyrocket premiums: They Did It Anyway
The Republicans willfully sabotaged the ACA with the intent of killing with a thousand cuts and they knew it meant skyrocketing premiums.
With Some Republican Support, Virginia Edges Closer To Medicaid Expansion
Virginia is among 18 states that did not accept the Medicaid Expansion to the Affordable Care Act. This year, the state legislature is closer than it has been in the past.
Health Care Plans More Affordable This Year Than Ever Before
According to a recent Department of HHS analysis, 8 out of 10 people qualify for a health care plans that cost less than $75 each month.
Her Biopsy Report Was Benign. But The Bill Is A Spot Of Contention.
For those who think private insurance give them choices are is fair to their finances remember what happened to this woman is in your future.
Whistleblower Alleges Medicare Fraud At Iconic Seattle-Based Health Plan
Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, is accused of bilking Medicare out of millions of dollars in a federal whistleblower case. Medicare Advantage!
No Cash, No Heart. Transplant Centers Require Proof Of Payment.
“It happens every day,” said Arthur Caplan, a bioethicist at the New York University Langone Medical Center. “You get what I call a ‘wallet biopsy.’”
Democrats Winning Key Leadership Jobs Have Taken Millions From Pharma
The Democratic Leadership receives millions from Pharma and as such we must watch them just like we watch the Right Wing Republicans.
What does it mean to be in a nation where health is a constitutional right?
The United States only recognizes health as a constitutional right for prisoners. Why not like Brazil, for everyone? We have much work to do.
The $109K Heart Attack Bill Is Down To $332. What About Other Surprise Bills?
A Texas hospital that charged a teacher $108,951 for care after a heart attack slashed the bill to $332.29 recently. What a lousy way to work healthcare.
For Many College Students, Hunger Can ‘Make It Hard To Focus In Class’
As students enter college this fall, many will hunger for more than knowledge. It turns out that many of them are going hungry for food.
If You’ve Got Hepatitis C, Spitting Can Be A Felony
Last week, an Ohio man who has the hepatitis C virus was sentenced to 18 months in prison for spitting at Cleveland police and medics.
Fearing Deportation, Immigrant Parents Are Opting Out Of Health Benefits For Kids
A lot of people in the immigrant community have been making critical choices that will ultimately hurt their children out of fear.
“Big Pharma Gets A Big Win”: Trump’s Phony Prescription Drug Speech By The Headlines
Once again Donald Trump has broken a promise. But this one will hurt the same voters who supported him as he promised them lower drug prices.