insurance/financing


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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The U.S. Spends $2,500 Per Person on Health Care Administrative Costs. Canada Spends $550. Here's Why

Imagine this staggering fact:  The United States is now spending $2,497 per person on health administrative costs, or 5 times more than Canada spends.  This data was gleaned from the recent Annals of Internal Medicine report published on January 7, 2020

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All I Want for Christmas and Hanukkah Is Medicare for All

Chuck Idelson, from National Nurses United (NNU), shares stories which illustrate why Medicare for All would give everyone the care they need, whenever they needed it.  No one should be denied care because of high drug prices or over-priced billing. 

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Extended Medicare For All: A Financial Approach

Research documents describe a financial plan for implementation of social health insurance; Extended Medicare for All Framework, Consolidation of US Health Insurance, Expanding and Improving Medicare, and a Drug Prescription Plan.

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Public Takings of Private Health Insurance (revised November 2019)

The Medicare for All Act of 2019 is subjected to the last clause of the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution.  This revised report was written by Board members Thomas Gottlieb and Eldon Van der Wege.

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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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Cancer Coverage on Medicare Advantage? Things you SHOULD know

Christopher Westfall, from Senior Savings Network, takes an in-depth look at Medicare Advantage plans, specifically the "How to Read My Health Plans" section of the current Medicare and You Booklet. His findings are informative and very insightful into the difficulties of understanding Medicare Advantage.

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Pricing and Payment: National Outpatient Prescription Drug Plan

HCACF Board members Eldon Van Der Wege and Thomas Billroth Gottlieb recently studied how viable market techniques, when combined with efficient financing, can lower the prices of outpatient prescription drugs and provide coverage for everyone. 

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Hospital Industry Leading Fight Against Medicare for All

Andrew Perez reports on the data identifying dark money as being the core of the hospital industry's fight against universal healthcare, which directly impacts the industry's attempt to eliminate any government run healthcare plan.

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Four Key Things You Should Know About Health Care

Ezekiel J. Emanuel and Victor R. Fuchs take an in-depth look at what they are citing as the four fallacies about our healthcare system:

1) Employers pay for employees’ health insurance
2) Medicare for All is unaffordable
3) Insurance companies’ profits drive health care costs
4) Price transparency can bring down health care costs

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