healthcare systems


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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Medicaid: Work Requirements Don't Work

The Medicaid Program is designed to provide health and social services to the vulnerable. The intent of a “work program” is to punish, not provide help.   

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Nurse Talk Radio Takes a Look Back at SICKO 9 Years Later

Donna Smith, Senior Healthcare Correspondent and Executive Director of the Progressive Democrats, was recently interviewed on Nurse Talk as they took a look back on Michael Moore's movie SICKO to see what advances or progress has been made in the past nine years. Donna is an HCAC Foundation Board member.

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Canadian Doctor Speaks at Introduction of Sen. Bernie Sanders' Medicare-for-All Bill

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Canadian physician, university professor and hospital administrator Danielle Martin speaks at introduction of Sen. Bernie Sanders' SB 1804, Medicare-for-All. Canada spends approximately half as much as the U.S. does on health care, and has better outcomes - longer life expectancy, lower infant mortality rate and fewer preventable deaths. Prescription medicine prices are much higher in the U.S. than in Canada and other countries. Paperwork for Canadian health care is streamlined, and medical bankruptcy virtually unknown. 
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FSTV Special Correspondent Tamara Banks interviews Donna Smith, Executive Director of PDA

Health Care Status in America Interview: FSTV Talks with HCACF Board member Donna Smith on Healthcare.

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Washington Reforms Fragment Health Risk Pools, Driving Up Costs

Read Board Member Michele Swenson's article in the Huffington Post:  Republicans’ “free-market” mantra implies that greater numbers of commercial health insurances will increase healthcare access while decreasing cost - nothing could be further from the truth. Breaking up health coverage into numerous small risk pools is the most unsustainable model of health financing.
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