insurance/financing


Medicare For All Would Save $450 Billion Annually While Preventing 68,000 Deaths, New Study Shows

A study published in The Lancet medical journal found that $450 billion would be saved every year if the United States converted to a single-payer, Medicare for All healthcare system. It also concluded that lower income families would greatly benefit from a single-payer system.  Eliminating the current reality of profit over people, is another significantly positive factor.  

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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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A New Study Reveals the US Could Save $600 Billion in Administrative Costs by Switching to a Single-Payer, Medicare For All System

Zachary Hendrickson from Business Insider, reports on the rising healthcare administrative costs and their negative impact on us, their consumers and patients, with no end in sight. He cites several recent studies which support this data, as he makes the case against private insurers and for a single-payer system.

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Insurance Lobby Talking Points Don’t Come With Warning Labels

The healthcare industry is heavily involved with lobbying and has spent over $2 billion dollars in the past four years spreading an abundance of propaganda about healthcare, insurance and Medicare for All.

 

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Medicare for All 'Is What Patients Need': New Harvard Study Shows Even Those With Private Insurance Can't Afford Care

Another new report is out which maintains that even those who have private health insurance often cannot afford to go see their doctor.  Jake Johnson, from Common Dreams, reports that there are more people today than there were 20 years ago who are going without necessary medical services. Two of the main causes are due to "high-deductible plans and higher co-pays". A single-payer plan such as Medicare for All seems to be the financial answer to fixing the problem. 

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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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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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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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