Health Care Forum


Faced With Soaring Costs of Private Insurance, Poll Shows 58% of Small Business Owners Support Medicare for All

Jake Johnson, staff writer for CommonDreams, reports on a survey conducted by the Commonwealth Fund, which confirms that a majority of small business owners are in favor of replacing our current healthcare system with Medicare for All.

Read Faced With Soaring Costs of Private Insurance, Poll Shows 58% of Small Business Owners Support Medicare for AllJake Johnson, CommonDreams, commondreams.org  What are your thoughts? Please write your comments below.

Health Care For All: What Does That Mean?

Kaiser Health News created a short video illustrating several healthcare terms regarding Universal Healthcare. (Public Option, Medicare Buy-in, Socialized Medicine, etc.)

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Why We Need Single-Payer Health Care — and ‘Health Justice’

Washington Post Opinions editor, James Downie, takes a look at “Health Justice Now”, a book written by Timothy Faust.  Downie claims that Faust is an expert at explaining single payer; what it is, why we need it and how we can get. Faust supports HR 1384 and SB 1129, the Medicare for All Acts in Congress, because both bills include comprehensive coverage. 

Read Why We Need Single-Payer Health Care — and ‘Health Justiceby James Downie, Washington Post washingtonpost.com  What are your thoughts? Please write your comments below.

A Majority of Americans with Employer-based Health Insurance Don't Mind if it Changes to Medicare for All — As Long As They Can Keep Their Current Coverage

Joseph Zeballos-Roig and Walt Hickey report on how Americans react to the "Medicare-for-All" versus"Employer-based plans" debate.  They found that it basically boiled down to: Don't take away or change my coverage and Medicare-for-All is fine with me.

Read A Majority of Americans with Employer-based Health Insurance Don't Mind if it Changes to Medicare for All — As Long As They Can Keep Their Current Coverage by Joseph Zeballos-Roig and Walt Hickey, Business Insider  businessinsider.com  What are your thoughts? Please write your comments below.

Forging A Realistic Path To Universal Coverage

Our healthcare system is in the center of many heated discussions and debates.  Jack Meyer takes a look at all sides of the issue in an effort to make universal healthcare a reality in the US.

Read Forging A Realistic Path To Universal Coverage by Jack Meyer, Health Affairs Blog, www.healthaffairs.org/  What are your thoughts? Please write your comments below.

Medicare for All and Private Insurance: It is Like Mixing Oil and Water

James G. Kahn compares private insurance (current system) to Medicare-for-All (single payer) and explains how a single payer system could easily exist without single insurance in charge. He also analyzes scenarios in which private insurance companies might function within a single payer system and in what capacity.  

Read  Medicare for All and Private Insurance: It is Like Mixing Oil and Water  James G Kahn,  www.tarbell.org  What are your thoughts? Please write your comments below.

Medicare for All: A Voter's Cheat Sheet

Dr. James G. Kahn and Dr. Elliot Marseille created a 7 point cheat sheet on the facts of Medicare-for-All in an effort to clarify points made in the June Democratic debate. thehill.com 7/17/19

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Medicare For All Explained : A Revelation

For this podcast, Joe Sparks interviews Stephanie Nakajima, Director of Communications at Healthcare-NOW.  Ms. Nakajima talks about her personal healthcare experiences and why there is an urgent need for single payer, Medicare-for-All.  Joe Sparks, Medicare for All Explained, Episode 15

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Where 2020 Democrats Stand on Medicare-for-All - updated version 06/21/19

This updated article includes multiple interactive graphics which illustrate where each candidate stands on Medicare-for-All and other related healthcare issues.  By Kevin Uhrmacher , Kevin Schaul, Paulina Firozi and Jeff Stein, Washington Post.

Read Where 2020 Democrats Stand on Medicare-for-All-updated July 15, 2019  What are your thoughts? Please write your comments below.

Dismantling the Lies From New Industry Ad

Wendell Potter dismantles the lies being disseminated by private hospitals, Big Pharma and insurance companies. BIHP, businessinitiative.org  

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