healthcare systems

Nevada Culinary Union Favors Benefits Provided By Private Commercial Insurance

The Nevada Culinary Union has established a position which favors benefits provided by private commercial insurance, as opposed to single-payer or universal health care. Information and Disinformation (lies) will become the business of the current 2020 American political campaign. How will Americans/Union members be able to differentiate the truth from lies?

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Single Payer Systems Likely to Save Money in U.S., Analysis Finds

A new study from PLOS Medicine concluded that a single-payer, Medicare for All system would save money, even in its first year of implementation.  Researchers determined that costs would continue to go down over time, as well.

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New Healthcare Podcasts!

Our partners at Healthcare-NOW! have recently launched their new project, Medicare for All, the Podcast! These are produced by Benjamin Day and Stephanie Nakajima, and focus on the need for universal healthcare for all Americans; it is our right!

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9 Things Americans Need to Learn From the Rest of the World’s Health Care Systems

As Dylan Scott traveled around the world,  he talked with people about their healthcare system.  He heard their stories, compared both the positives and negatives of each system including costs, and made several comparisons. He concluded that there really is not one perfect system, yet each country has made it work for their citizens.  The United States needs to do the same.

9 Things Americans Need to Learn From the Rest of the World’s Health Care Systems  by Dylan Scott, healthcare policy reporter, VOX    What are your thoughts? Please write your comments below. 

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How a Single-Payer Healthcare System Could Save Money in a Year

A recent study reported in the PLOS Journal illustrated the benefits of a single-payer system with respects to healthcare costs.  The researchers conducted 22 different reviews and concluded that the cost savings benefits were undeniable and that implementing a single-payer system here in the United States would improve healthcare and save money. 

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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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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,  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.