Health Care Forum


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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This Pandemic Should Motivate Voters Worried About Health Care

"The current COVID-19 pandemic should get the attention of every voter in this country and make health care a political priority for us all." Affordable healthcare is a human right and should not play at all in partisan politics, according to this article's author, Allan Hugh Cole Jr.

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Telehealth Can Be Life-Saving Amid COVID-19, Yet as Virus Rages, Insurance Companies Look to Scale Back

Telehealth can save lives, yet some insurance companies and doctors are either reducing or eliminating this service. What will happen if this medical service is no longer offered to patients?

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$32 Trillion for ‘Medicare for All’? It’s a Bargain

Due to the pandemic, this article written in February is even more relevant now than it was then.

Democrats are adept at highlighting the problems with our healthcare system. But they fail miserably in explaining how Medicare for all would fix things.

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Racial Justice Connected to Health Care

Healthcare and racial justice are linked together and cannot be ignored. The time is now to reform our healthcare system, to support universal healthcare and to embrace equality by getting rid of health segregation.  

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Five Things to Know About COVID-19 Transmission

WHO, World Health Organization, provides a straightforward explanation on how COVID-19 is spread and what we need to know about this virus. 

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A Lesson for AMERICA? Taiwan’s Single-Payer National Health Insurance

Tsung-Mei Cheng details the single-payer system in Taiwan and why it works so well for everyone.  She shares how single payer got started and how it works, as well as the financing aspect of the Taiwanese healthcare system.  She also provides insights into their National Health Insurance. 

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The World’s Most Unfair Health Care System

Eve Ottenberg captures the moment, as Coronavirus spotlights shortcomings of U.S. health insurance and the need for Medicare for All, if only political candidates would prioritize the good of the people, instead of the bottom line interests of their big money insurance funders.

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69 Percent of Americans Want Medicare For All, Including 46 Percent of Republicans, New Poll Says

Daniel Villarreal reports on a new poll showing support from Democrat, Republican and Independent voters for a national insurance plan. The coronavirus epidemic is causing concern for people who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic and therefore their health insurance.

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Coronavirus is Making Medicare for All Look a Lot Better, Backers Say

Joe Garofoli is the senior political writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. He believes the Covid-19 epidemic to be the catalyst for making Medicare for All a reality.  He also interviews Michael Lighty about Medicare for All for his podcast It's All Political, which is embedded in his article.  

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