Data Library


Coronavirus Proves It: We Need Medicare For All

During this time of a global crisis, putting politics or economics before the patients and their health is unethical and dangerous.  Although universal health care or a single-payer system is not perfect, it  can save lives and reduce cost. We must guarantee Patients over Profit. 

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Medicare for All Would Lead to Job Boom, Experts Say

The Economic Policy Institute's research director Josh Bivens reports that contrary to what many critics are saying, Medicare for All could actually increase the number of jobs and help the U.S. labor market. As new jobs are created, workers salaries and wages would increase, which would then have a positive effect on our economy.

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US Is Not Prepared for Coronavirus. We Need a Massive Expansion of Health Care

In light of the growing epidemic of COVID-19, Kevin Zeese & Margaret Flowers make the case for Medicare for All. If everyone had access to treatment without regard to cost, the spread of the virus could be controlled. 

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Extended Medicare For All: A Financial Approach

Research documents describe a financial plan for implementation of social health insurance; Extended Medicare for All Framework, Consolidation of US Health Insurance, Expanding and Improving Medicare, and a Drug Prescription Plan.

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Medicare for All: Fears and Facts

This article reports on why healthcare reform is not only necessary, but possible. 

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Insurers Running Medicare Advantage Plans Overbill Taxpayers By Billions As Feds Struggle To Stop It

The sheer number of billing abuses by Medicare Advantage plans is overwhelming and tax payers are paying the price, literally.  Sick patients are being charged higher rates than healthy ones, according to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

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Tell 2020 Dems: Reject Campaign Contributions from Big Pharma and Big Insurance

Social Security Works is collecting signatures, asking Democratic presidential candidates to reject taking money from Big Pharma and Big Insurance companies. HCACF supports their efforts.

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Medicare-for-All Acts

Two new Medicare-for-All Acts have been proposed in Congress:  H.R.1384 - Medicare for All Act of 2019 is sponsored by Representative Pramila Jayapal and S.1129 - Medicare for All Act of 2019 is sponsored by Senator Bernie Sanders. Both bills have co-sponsors from colleagues in both the House and the Senate.

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Where 2020 Democrats Stand on Medicare-for-All

Kevin Uhrmacher, Kevin Schaul, Paulina Firozi and Jeff Stein from the Washington Post highlight the presidential candidates and their positions on Medicare-for-All.  The information presented is based on the candidate's voting records, statements and answers to a Washington Post questionnaire. 

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A Single-Payer Advocate Answers the Big Question: How Do We Pay For It?

Dylan Scott from Vox interviewed Matt Bruenig from the People's Policy Project "on what he worries about — and what he doesn’t — for Medicare-for-all".  Matt answered some tough healthcare questions such as "How do you finance a single-payer health care system?" " Is it possible for the health care supply to meet its demand?"  and "What can the government do for rural hospitals that feel a pinch under single-payer?"
 

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