Recent Reports & Activities
Values of many Americans include security, justice, and freedom. A recent HealthCare for All Colorado Foundation (HCACF) presentation by Tom Gottlieb suggests that health care reform, such as a public national health insurance, must assure that these values are honored. The success of Medicare in America as a social insurance has fulfilled these values.
Robert Reich addresses the 5 main lies being told about Medicare-for-All. He then explains how Medicare-for-All will actually save lives and save money. This short video is part of a series on YouTube called NowThis Opinion.
Jane O’Meara Sanders was recently interviewed on Nurse Talk by Donna Smith, Nurse Talk’s Healthcare in America Senior Correspondent and HCACF Board member. Jane Sanders is a long-time political activist and social justice supporter. This interview was conducted in recognition of National Nurses Week and it examines many of the healthcare issues that affect Americans every day.
Research & Analysis (PNHI)
It is Time to Discontinue: Employer Provided Private Health Insurance Premiums, a Non-Taxable Remuneration (Fringe Benefit)
Employers have provided private health insurance as remuneration (fringe benefit) for workers since WWII. Beyond 1980, this benefit has become more destructive than beneficial. (See the New York times article written by Matt Bruenig on April 29, 2019).
Understanding current Medicare structure and law leads to a logical extension of Medicare that includes all Americans. HealthCare for All Colorado Foundation provides a summary that defines implementation of a financial plan for an Extended Medicare (aka Medicare-for-All).
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.