Recent Reports & Activities
As this pandemic continues, more and more people are recognizing the reality: Americans need Medicare for All and a single-payer system. Here is Part 3 of our series of opinions and letters to the editor, including one from Durango, Colorado.
$3,278 ER Visit for Coughing Fits and Fever Amid Covid-19 Pandemic Highlights Failure of For-Profit System
After going to Denver Health for severe COVID-19 symptoms, a patient was told he did not meet the official requirements therefore could not receive the COVID-19 test. It was assumed he was positive, so he was sent home to self-quarantine. Subsequently, he received a bill for $3278 for his visit to the ER.
Every day, more people around the country are expressing their strong opinions about the need for Medicare for All and a single-payer system. Here is Part 2 of our series of letters to the editor, including one from Colorado written by Andrew Romanoff, candidate for U. S Senate.
Research & Analysis (PNHI)
Research documents describe a financial plan for implementation of social health insurance; Introduction, Extended Medicare for All Framework, Consolidation of US Health Insurance, Expanding and Improving Medicare, Drug Prescription Plan, Financing: Extended Medicare for All, and APPENDIX: Presentation-The Best Health Insurance Plan, February 2020.
Understanding current Medicare structure and law leads to a logical extension of Medicare that includes all Americans. We provide a summary that defines implementation of a financial plan for an Extended Medicare (aka Medicare for All). We compare 2020 Medicare with Extended Medicare for All to demonstrate financing for those 65 and older, those under age 65, and prescription drug coverage for all Americans.
The Medicare for All Act of 2019 is subjected to the last clause of the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution. This revised report was written by Board members Thomas Gottlieb and Eldon Van der Wege.