4th Annual Universal Health Care Conference

Announcing the 4th Annual Universal Health Care Conference on Saturday, June 29th.  This is sponsored by the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care, co-sponsored by Health Care for All Colorado and Health Care for All Colorado Foundation.  Keynote Speaker: Wendell Potter – 20-year insurance executive turned whistle blower, author "Deadly Spin: Insurance Co. Insider speaks out on How Corporate PR is Killing Health Care & Deceiving Americans"

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House Ways and Means Committee Letter

HCACF Board members Michele Swenson and Tom Gottlieb wrote a letter to the House Ways and Means committee in response to the recent Hearing on Pathways to Universal Health Coverage. 

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Medicare for All Resolutions Webinar

On May 21, 2019, a Medicare for All Resolutions webinar was conducted to bring people together, as a coalition effort in support of "Healthcare is a Human Right". Melinda St. Louis, the Campaign Director for Medicare for All at Public Citizen was the facilitator for this event. 

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How Healthy is Our Health Care System?

HCACF co-president, Vince Markovchick recently facilitated 4 discussions about our healthcare system. These OLLI classes were offered at the University of Denver and focused on the history of healthcare, comparing our system to healthcare in other countries, and reasons for the high cost of care here in the United States. 

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Patients and Physicians with Conflicting Goals

Values of many Americans include security, justice, and freedom.  A recent HealthCare for All Colorado Foundation (HCACF) presentation by Tom Gottlieb suggests that health care reform, such as a public national health insurance, must assure that these values are honored.  The success of Medicare in America as a social insurance has fulfilled these values.

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The Truth About Medicare for All Trump Doesn't Want You to Know

Robert Reich addresses the 5 main lies being told about Medicare-for-All. He then explains how Medicare-for-All will actually save lives and save money. This short video is part of a series on YouTube called NowThis Opinion.

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A Salute to Nurses with Jane O'Meara Sanders

Jane O’Meara Sanders was recently interviewed on Nurse Talk by Donna Smith, Nurse Talk’s Healthcare in America Senior Correspondent and HCACF Board member.  Jane Sanders is a long-time political activist and social justice supporter.  This interview was conducted in recognition of National Nurses Week and it examines many of the healthcare issues that affect Americans every day.  

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It is Time to Discontinue: Employer Provided Private Health Insurance Premiums, a Non-Taxable Remuneration (Fringe Benefit)

Employers have provided private health insurance as remuneration (fringe benefit) for workers since WWII.  Beyond 1980, this benefit has become more destructive than beneficial.  (See the New York times article written by Matt Bruenig on April 29, 2019).

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Medicare-for-All Acts

Two new Medicare-for-All Acts have been proposed in Congress:  H.R.1384 - Medicare for All Act of 2019 is sponsored by Representative Pramila Jayapal and S.1129 - Medicare for All Act of 2019 is sponsored by Senator Bernie Sanders. Both bills have co-sponsors from colleagues in both the House and the Senate.

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Healthcare Articles on HCACF

In addition to the articles posted on our main page, please take a moment to read other pertintent pieces which are listed under our Health Care Forum and Health Care Reform Articles pages.

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