Health Care Forum


Medicare for All and the Myth of the 40% Physician Pay Cut

Medicare for All and the Myth of the 40% Physician Pay Cut  Dr. Carol Paris, President of PNHP (Physicians for a National Health Program), defends how Medicare-for-All decreases administrative waste without affecting a physician's salary.   She believes that the insurance companies are the big winners with our current system while patients are suffering. What are your thoughts?  Please write your comments below.

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Medicare for All Can Control Rising Costs, Improve Health Outcomes

A recent report called “Medicare for All Projected to Cost $32.6 Trillion over 10 Years” presented some frightening statistics. Phil Caper reacts to this in the Bangor News Daily and explains why he believes this report to be misleading.  Do you agree with the report or Phil Caper's assessment?  What are your thoughts?  Please write your comments below.

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Fox News Can't Handle the Truth on Medicare for All

According to Bernie Sanders,  Medicare-for-All will actually save our country trillions of dollars, but Fox News takes a different approach with a study funded by the Koch Brothers. Do you believe the study or do you believe that Medicare-for-All will save us money?   Watch the video and then decide for yourself. What are your thoughts?  Please write your comments below.

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Single Payer is Actually a Huge Bargain

Do you agree that Single Payer is Actually a Huge Bargain?  Read this article from The Nation and see if you agree with the authors that single payer will save lives and dollars.  What are your thoughts?  Please write your comments below.

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Is Healthcare a Right or a Commodity?

Do you consider healthcare to be a right or a commodity? View the video or the read the text of this Denver7 360 story to explore multiple sides and different perspectives of this issue. Then read a response by Board member Michele Swenson.  What are your thoughts? Please write your comments below.

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3 Ways Corporations Have Captured Health Care

This September 2017 article about corporations and healthcare is still relevant.  What do you think about corporations and their involvement in your healthcare?  What are your thoughts? Please write your comments below.

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The Profound Link Between Poverty and Health

This recent article from The Charlotte Observer presents a timely and insightful viewpoint. What are your thoughts? Please write your comments below. 

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Why Your Health Insurer Doesn't Care About Your Big Bills

This recent article from ProPublica and NPR, illustrates the failure of commercial health insurance.  What are your thoughts? Please post your comments below. 

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'The Time for Single-Payer Is Now': Countering Corporate Lies, Doctors Run Ad Providing the Facts About Medicare for All

According to a recent report from Common Dreams, California is leading the discussion and the fight for universal, comprehensive healthcare.  Should Colorado join them? Do we start our own movement?  What are your thoughts? Please add your comments below.

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Drug companies using tax windfall to benefit shareholders, not patients

If only the shareholders from drug companies are getting the benefit of tax savings and not the general public, then how do families pay for their medications?  What are your thoughts? Please add your comments below.

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