healthcare systems


Hearing on “Proposals to Achieve Universal Health Care Coverage”

President of National Nurses United and a nurse for 40 years in Minnesota, Jean Ross testified before Congress, describing the U.S. complex, unaffordable private health insurance model based on corporate profiteering. She related the only way to achieve cost-sustainable universal health care access is the Medicare-for-All insurance model.

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Medicare for All: Medicine for a For-Profit System Addicted to Itself

Imagine not having to worry about how you were going to pay for each test, each doctor visit, every medication or every health scare you have. Donna Smith, HCACF co-president and PDA's Advisory Board Chair, expresses her relief for finally being able to reap the benefits of Medicare and explains why Medicare for All is the only fiscally and socially responsible healthcare system.

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HEALTHCARE DISSECTED PT 1 and PT 2

AMERICA DISSECTED WITH ABDUL EL-SAYED NOV.18.19 

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed offers two new healthcare podcasts:

HEALTHCARE DISSECTED PT 1: “NOBODY KNEW HEALTHCARE COULD BE SO COMPLICATED" is an interview with Lisa Cardillo, whose personal story and frightening experience with our healthcare system, raises many questions and concerns about our current system.

HEALTHCARE DISSECTED PT 2: MEDICARE-FOR-WHO? Part 2 explores the major healthcare plans: Medicare-For-All (single-payer), the public option, and Medicare-for-America 

America Dissected with Abdul El-Sayed, MD,  Crooked Media, crooked.com  What are your thoughts?  Please write your comments below.

Let's Be Very Clear: Medicare for All Is Not Socialism

The differences between socialism and socialized medicine, as well as the discrepancies between social insurance versus private insurance, are points that are often confused or falsely explained.

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Americans’ Values and Beliefs About National Health Insurance Reform

The Commonwealth Fund, New York Times and Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health recently released a new report. 

Their report identifies what Americans think about different areas of national health insurance reform:
1. The preferred role of government generally in the U.S.
2. The preferred role for government in health care
3. Attitudes towards the current U.S. health care system
4. Views on equal treatment in the U.S. health care system
5. Personal experiences with health care and health issues
6. Views on the future desired direction of health insurance reform in the U.S.
7. Public trust in groups trying to improve the U.S. health care system

Americans’ Values and Beliefs About National Health Insurance Reform by The Commonwealth Fund, New York Times and Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health  What are your thoughts?  Please write your comments below.

How Healthy is Our Health Care System and Why Does It Cost So Much and What Can We Do About It?

HCACF Board member Vince Markovchick, MD not only presents on the condition of our current healthcare system and its out of control costs, but also provides a feasible solution.  He compares the current healthcare abuses and fraud to what he calls an "Ideal" health care plan; a means towards achieving a single-payer system.

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Truthseekers Podcasts

"Moment of Truth"  Truthseekers Podcast  - Michele Swenson is producing a series of podcasts that challenge the false corporate narrative and address the flawed concepts and corporate power structure underlying the failed U.S. health insurance; unfortunately, often resulting in the sacrifice of human and environmental health to the corporate bottom line.

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Dismantling Lies of the Health Insurance Industry

Dismantling Lies of the Health Insurance Industry a Truthseekers Podcast, produced by Michele Swenson, Denver Open Media member and an HCACF board member. 

 

Medicare Advantage Plans Overbill Taxpayers By Billions Annually, Records Show

NPR reports that over the past 3 years, Medicare has been overcharged an excess of $30 billion by different health insurers, and recuperating the money is a slow and difficult process. Medicare Advantage plans are the cause of this crisis. 

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How Healthy is Our Health Care System?

HCACF co-president, Vince Markovchick recently facilitated 4 discussions about our healthcare system. These OLLI classes were offered at the University of Denver and focused on the history of healthcare, comparing our system to healthcare in other countries, and reasons for the high cost of care here in the United States. 

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