healthcare systems


Take It from Me: Tweaks Won't Fix Healthcare

Wendell Potter highlights the need for health system reformers to "focus on for Medicare for All—health insurance companies are interested in profits, not playing fair. I should know. I used to be a vice president at Cigna".  Common Dreams December 15, 2018

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BEWARE!! Republicans (Corporatists) are Privatizing Medicare

Medicare Advantage IS the privatization of Medicare. The Trump administration (Seema Verma, administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) is determined to destroy traditional Medicare as we know it. 

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Washington Efforts to Privatize Medicare

Many efforts in Washington focus on the privatization of Medicare to perpetuate a fragmented multi-payer financing model that is unsustainable and increases administrative costs. One-third of all Medicare beneficiaries are now on private Medicare Advantage plans, which have become major profit centers for commercial insurances who game the system to cover only the healthy. The best means to universal healthcare is one single large risk pool, traditional Medicare insurance. 

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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's Time Has Come

Senator Bernie Sanders makes the case for Medicare-for-All to replace the current healthcare system "that works for Wall Street investors, insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry" and ignores the needs of the people.

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How One Woman’s Fight to Create “Everybody In” Health Care Nearly Killed Her

Donna Smith has been a leader in the fight for universal health care for many years and a relentless advocate for health care reform. Read how this HCACF Board member and former Executive Director of the Progressive Democrats of America's dedication has taken its toll on her personal health; yet she continues to pursue and support her dream of universal health care for all. 

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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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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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