Health Care Forum

CDC: 1.1 Million More Americans Lost Health Insurance Coverage in 2018

Ken Alltucker, a reporter from US TODAY, explains how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is a major factor in the number of Americans who choose to obtain health insurance.   Data from recent CDC and Gallup surveys confirm that fewer people are insured, fewer people are opting to get care and that 1.1 million people lost their health insurance last year.

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Raise Your Hand If You Like Being Ripped Off by Pharmaceutical Corporations

Alex Lawson and Stephanie Taylor explore the recent bill in Washington that instructs Medicare to negotiate bulk drug rates. However, the drug industry opposes this bill because they want to maintain monopoly control. Polling in three politically diverse states indicates that people support negotiation of bulk drug rates. 

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Is For-Profit Healthcare Bankrupting You? – Medicare For All?

Thom Hartmann discusses that while CEO's of insurance companies are making millions of dollars, Americans are going bankrupt paying for their healthcare.  He suggests that insurance companies need to stop sabotaging Medicare-for-All and need to stay out of politics.  Thom Hartmann, April 19, 2019. Ring of Fire.  

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Hospitals Will Do Fine Under Medicare for All

Matt Bruenig responds to an article in the JAMA about the effects of Medicare-for-All on hospitals' revenue and costs. He includes many helpful links and graphics which illustrate both sides of the issue.  Matt Bruening, People's Policy Project, April 22, 2019

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'That Backfired': Watch Bernie Sanders Counter Right-Wing Talking Point, Make Case for Medicare for All on Fox News

Bernie Sanders was interviewed by FOX News and made the case that Medicare-for-All provides stability and is supported by many Americans on both sides of the aisle.  Jake Johnson, April 16, 2019 Common Dreams


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Don't Believe the Lies About Single-Payer Health Care

Dr. Garrett Adams, founding member of Physicians for National Health Program (PNHP), explains why we should not believe the misinformation and lies about single-payer health plans; instead we should be focusing on the benefits of a publicly financed, nonprofit national health insurance.  Courier Journal, Part of the USA Today Network, April 15, 2019

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“The Status Quo Is Not Sustainable”: How Medicare for All Would Fill Gaps in Obamacare Coverage

Amy Goodman and Juan González from Democracy Now! interviewed Dr. Adam Gaffney, president of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP). They discussed the new House Bill 1384 and how it might affect the high cost of healthcare in the U.S.  April 2, 2019

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Can Medicare For All Become A Reality?

Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, and Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, discuss the future of Medicare-for-All. March 26, 2019. Ring of Fire Network

Although the concept of "Medicare Buy-In" has never been viable, HCACF believes that eliminating commercial insurances will benefit consumers and provide for a single risk pool.

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Does Medicare for All Mean Abolishing Insurance Companies?

Natalie Shure debates Max B. Sawicky on the issue of Medicare-for-All versus Private Insurance Companies.  March 19, 2019 IN These Times  

Read Natalie Shure - Yes, We're Coming for Your Private Insurance Plan and Max B. Sawicky - If You Build a Public Option, They Will Come 

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Health Insurance Company Paid ZERO In Taxes, Got $1.7 BILLION Refund

Farron Cousins from The Ring of Fire examines Health Care Service Corp, the company which received a $1.7 Billion dollar tax refund, yet did not pay any taxes at all. 

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