Universal Healthcare Was Unthinkable in America, but Not Any More

Adam Gaffney from PNHP examines the history of universal healthcare and his hope that the Democrats do not repeat mistakes from the past. He recognizes the need for a single-payer healthcare system and identifies the answer to be a “fully public national health insurance providing comprehensive, universal coverage to the entire nation.”

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Single Payer is Not a Government Takover

The Pagosa Daily Post published a letter to the editor written by HCACF Board Member, Michele Swenson.  Ms. Swenson explains how single payer healthcare is a financing model and not a government takeover,  and clearly cites the difference between healthcare delivery and health insurance.

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Medicare for All's Time Has Come

Senator Bernie Sanders makes the case for Medicare-for-All to replace the current healthcare system "that works for Wall Street investors, insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry" and ignores the needs of the people.

Sanders Medicare for All

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HCACF Newsletter

HCACF is pleased to announce we have published our first newsletter for 2018.  We hope you will take time to read this newsletter and all of the links to our articles, videos and interviews.  We welcome your comments and ideas, as well as your suggestions for our future publications.

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HealthcareNOW Strategy Conference Summary

Tom Gottlieb attended the HealthcareNOW Strategy Conference in Minneapolis June 22-24, 2018.

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3 Documents That Address Health Care Financing

HCAC Foundation believes it is time to present a financial business plan which provides health care services for all. This paper written by Tom Gottlieb summarizes three existing documents on our website that directly address health care financing and how to eliminate private corporate insurance control.

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Intersection of Environmental and Health Injustice

North Denver neighborhoods of Globeville, Elyria and Swansea, categorized as “Environmental Injustice” communities, pay a very high price in terms of physical and mental health of residents. HCACF Board member Michele Swenson's video investigates this environmental and social injustice and how it directly relates to health adversities in the neighborhood.  

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How One Woman’s Fight to Create “Everybody In” Health Care Nearly Killed Her

Donna Smith has been a leader in the fight for universal health care for many years and a relentless advocate for health care reform. Read how this HCACF Board member and former Executive Director of the Progressive Democrats of America's dedication has taken its toll on her personal health; yet she continues to pursue and support her dream of universal health care for all. 

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Expanding and Improving Medicare

Eldon Van Der Wege, MBA and
Thomas Billroth Gottlieb, MD

This paper describes the structure of Medicare funding as defined today. The future expansion and improvement of Medicare is further defined with a funding source already defined by existing federal law.

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Health Insurers Writing Big Checks to Democrats as Single Payer Support Grows

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.

Health Insurers

Insurers’ donations to House Democrats by company as % of total contributions to date
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