Health Care Forum


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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My 92-Year-Old Mother’s COVID-19 Experience Shows Me How Rotten Our Health System Is

Juan Gonzalez from Democracy Now! reports on his concern and frustration with our healthcare system and how it is failing during this pandemic.  His 92-year old mother and his wife both have contracted COVID-19 and he had to fight to get his mother admitted to the hospital. He promotes the need for a grassroots effort to change our current healthcare system and to also help our undocumented immigrants during this crisis and beyond. 

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The Tremendous Good a Publicly Sponsored Insurance System Can Do

In this podcast, Joe Sparks interviews Dr. Donald Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to discuss the advantages of a single payer healthcare system and why he believes it to be the only viable option for providing healthcare for everyone. 

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