Political action committees of the 5 biggest for-profit health insurers - Aetna, Anthem, Humana, Cigna and United Health – are making large campaign donations to almost as many congressional Democrats as Republicans, in order to counter growing popular support for single payer insurance. As much as they oppose single payer, commercial insurers promote Medicare Advantage plans, which have become increasingly profitable to private insurers. The Coalition for Medicare Choices, created by AHIP, claims to be for the people, but is lobbying Congress to protect insurers’ Medicare Advantage profits.
Insurers’ donations to House Democrats by company as % of total contributions to dateRead more
Visit our "Articles for the Cause" page to see some new healthcare articles. Then join the conversation and share your thoughts. Is the AMA joining the movement? Is single-payer the same as Medicare for All? Is single-payer possible if the government is run by corporations?Read more
The Candidate Health Reform Questionnaire redefines health care reform dialogue in terms of financial sustainability and actuarially-sound insurance policy, based on that most basic insurance concept - a single large risk pool. Only diversification of risk through single large-risk pool insurance can lower costs and provide equitable benefits for all.Read more
Background facts regarding sustainability of Single Public Payer Health Insurance model vs. the unsustainable Multiple Payer Insurance model. Includes a draft Caucus Resolution to bring to Party Caucuses on March 6, 2018.Read more
Eldon Van Der Wege, MBA and
Thomas Billroth Gottlieb, MD
The last clause of the fifth amendment of the US Constitution is known as the “Takings clause”. Constitutional takings refer to the government depriving owners of their interest in private property. The takings require payment of compensation based on the value of the property.Read more
A presentation by two Health Care for All Colorado Foundation board members maps out advantages to individuals, providers, businesses, and to the U.S. economy of improving and expanding Medicare-for-All. The sustainable single large risk pool health insurance model is capable of leveraging economies of scale to negotiate global budgets and bulk rates. Dr. Thomas Gottlieb and Robert Messman, M.B.A., describe the means to finance the Single Public Payer model by consolidation of health insurances using the business strategy of Mergers and Acquisitions.