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HCACF Newsletter

HCACF is pleased to announce we have published our first newsletter for 2018.  We hope you will take time to read this newsletter and all of the links to our articles, videos and interviews.  We welcome your comments and ideas and welcome your suggestions for our future publications.

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Intersection of Environmental and Health Injustice

North Denver neighborhoods of Globeville, Elyria and Swansea, categorized as “Environmental Injustice” communities, pay a very high price in terms of physical and mental health of residents. HCACF Board member Michele Swenson's video investigates this environmental and social injustice and how it directly relates to health adversities in the neighborhood.  

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How One Woman’s Fight to Create “Everybody In” Health Care Nearly Killed Her

Donna Smith has been a leader in the fight for universal health care for many years and a relentless advocate for health care reform. Read how this HCACF Board member and former Executive Director of the Progressive Democrats of America's dedication has taken its toll on her personal health; yet she continues to pursue and support her dream of universal health care for all. 

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Research & Analysis (PNHI)


Expanding and Improving Medicare

Eldon Van Der Wege, MBA and
Thomas Billroth Gottlieb, MD

This paper describes the structure of Medicare funding as defined today. The future expansion and improvement of Medicare is further defined with a funding source already defined by existing federal law.

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Public Takings of Private Insurance

Eldon Van Der Wege, MBA and
Thomas Billroth Gottlieb, MD

The last clause of the fifth amendment of the US Constitution is known as the “Takings Clause”. Constitutional takings refer to the government depriving owners of their interest in private property. The takings require payment of compensation based on the value of the property.

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U.S. Healthcare Financing Reform: The Consolidation of the Health Insurance Industry

Eldon Van Der Wege, MBA and
Thomas Billroth Gottlieb, MD

In this study, we propose the US health insurance system should be consolidated using a mergers and acquisitions strategy to reduce the current inequality and administrative inefficiency in healthcare. We believe that our study has significant policy implications for healthcare reform and will result in higher quality services at a reduced cost and healthier communities.

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