Data Library


Universal Medicare Is the Best Fix for America’s Health Care

Noah Smith makes the case for making Medicare a universal healthcare system. He shares why we should move away from calling it Medicare for All and just use the term universal Medicare.

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Healthcare Inequities and Racism

Current research shows the growing inequities in our healthcare system, especially with respect to available resources and funding.  For example, a hospital that serves people in a white community provides significantly better services with better equipment than a hospital in a community that serves people of color. 

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In Pursuit of a Deeper Understanding of Racial Justice and Health Equity

The JAMA Health Forum has been publishing a variety of articles which address existing racial disparities, and how these inequities are affecting health justice.

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Letters to the Editor Request Medicare for All

People all over the United States are submitting their opinions, commentaries and letters to the editor in support of single payer healthcare and Medicare for All.

 

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Healthcare Resources, Guides and Toolkits

Keeping everyone safe and informed is very important during this pandemic. New reports are coming out daily; some are factual and some are misleading.  Based on our best information and research, HCACF would like to share some valuable resources.

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22 Studies Agree: 'Medicare for All' Saves Money

"The evidence abounds: A 'Medicare for All' single-payer system would guarantee comprehensive coverage to everyone in America and save money." In January a research team published their evaluation of formal economic studies of 22 national and state single-payer proposals over the past 30 years. The largest savings - 75% administrative cost savings ($600 billion annually) - is attributed to simplified single-payer billing. 

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US Hospitals Are Sick With COVID-19. Here's the Treatment

In the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, healthcare workers continue caring for their patients in hospitals, in clinics, by phone calls and via phone conferencing. Not everyone is getting paid for their bravery, yet they never cease taking care of patients.   Hospitals need money to keep their doors open so they can continue to provide quality care, yet this pandemic is causing them to lose a significant amount of money. Dr. Robbie Goldstein believes that a Medicare for All system is the answer.

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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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