financing


Study Shows 5.4 Million Have Lost Insurance Amid Pandemic. Progressives Note Number Under Medicare for All Would Be: 0

Everyone should have access to affordable healthcare, especially if they are sick and especially during a pandemic.  Congressman Ro Khanna distinctly states "stop talking about 'affordable' healthcare and start getting serious about truly universal healthcare." Universal healthcare and Medicare for All would ensure that everyone was covered, no one would lose coverage and no one would be uninsured. 

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This Pandemic Should Motivate Voters Worried About Health Care

"The current COVID-19 pandemic should get the attention of every voter in this country and make health care a political priority for us all." Affordable healthcare is a human right and should not play at all in partisan politics, according to this article's author, Allan Hugh Cole Jr.

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Former Healthcare Executive: Medicare for All Could Have Helped the Coronavirus Outbreak in the US

More people are speaking out in favor of Medicare for All and how a single-payer system, especially in the midst of a pandemic, could help us manage this crisis more effectively.   Wendell Potter explains how Medicare for All could help us to flatten the curve and provide care for everyone, regardless of race, economic status or health.  

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Insurance/Financing

'Greed Is a Danger to Public Health': Progressive Caucus Urges Ban on Big Pharma Coronavirus Price-Gouging

Price gouging consumers during this pandemic seems to be an acceptable practice for pharmaceutical companies. This shameless greed to overprice COVID-19 drugs is unethical and dangerous.  These medications should be available to everyone at a reasonable cost.

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The Case for Medicare for All Has Grown Stronger Than Ever

Dr. Gordon Mosser examines the cost of healthcare under our current system as it relates to the pandemic and our social unrest.  His article explains why he is more convinced than ever that the time for Medicare for All is now, and his research reflects his belief why we cannot allow fear of the unknown become an obstacle for its implementation. 

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Why a Socialized System Like Medicare for All Beats For-Profit Healthcare in One Chart of Covid-19 Infection Rates

No health system is perfect, however healthcare in the United States has been failing us miserably during this pandemic. People are afraid to go to the doctor because they can't afford it and don't want to face debt,  or even worse, bankruptcy.  Our current for-profit system is broken and dangerous. 

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'The Next Crisis': Up to 43 Million Americans Could Lose Health Insurance Due to Pandemic, Study Shows

A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation highlights how between 25 -43 million workers could lose their health insurance as they begin losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Many American workers receive their health insurance through their employers and with so many of them now being laid off, the question is What Will They Do

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Pretense of Private Health Insurance "Choice"

A frequent assertion by the commercial health insurance industry, echoed by mainstream media and many candidates, is the need for greater 'choice' of private health insurance. However, experience demonstrates that 'choice' remains with insurers, who arbitrarily drop unprofitable plans, medicines, doctors and hospitals, too often leaving the insured high and dry. Insurers can and do choose to cover the healthy, more profitable clients, and drop the sick. Insurance science proves that a single large risk pool insurance like traditional Medicare is much more actuarially sound and financially sustainable than multiple administratively complex small risk pool commercial insurers.

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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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