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?Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.