In Historic Shift, Second Largest Physicians Group in US Has New Prescription: It's Medicare for All

The American College of Physicians has endorsed single payer, universal healthcare as a means to solving our health care crisis.  Their 43-page position paper was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on January 20, 2020 and is entitled "Envisioning a Better U.S. Health Care System for All: Coverage and Cost of Care".

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Health Care 2020

There are many health care terms and concepts to absorb and comprehend, which can prove to be both confusing and misleading, so Tarbell has taken on the task of providing clear explanations for each of these differing models. 

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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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Don’t Be Fooled, A Public Option Is No Single Payer

Jonah Hyatt's opinion piece in the Indiana Daily Student breaks down the differences between Single Payer and Public Option.   He goes on to explain, based on the evidence, why we need universal health care and why he strongly supports single payer and not the "watered down" plans like public option.

 

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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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North Denver: Human & Environmental Sacrifice Zone

Named the most toxic zip code in 2017, 80216 encompasses North Denver communities impacted by 2 highways, a largely unremediated Superfund Site, and City & CDOT plans to lower and triple the footprint of Interstate 70 through these communities. Community members discuss the multi-generational health impacts of contamination on their families and neighborhoods.

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The Real Deal with Medicare for All with Robert Reich

Robert Reich created a video which breaks down how much an average family currently spends on healthcare and then compares that amount to what it would cost if we had Medicare for All here in the United States. The only logical conclusion: We need Medicare for All and we need it now. 

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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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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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