Recent Reports & Activities

$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.

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Letters to the Editor Supporting Medicare for All - Part 2

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.

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'The Next Crisis': Up to 43 Million Americans Could Lose Health Insurance Due to Pandemic, Study Shows

A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation highlights how between 25 -43 million workers could lose their health insurance as they begin losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Many American workers receive their health insurance through their employers and with so many of them now being laid off, the question is What Will They Do

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Research & Analysis (PNHI)

Extended Medicare For All: Financial Approach

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.

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Financing Extended Medicare for All

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.

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Public Takings of Private Health Insurance (revised November 2019)

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.

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