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Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Gillum Makes the Case for National Public Health Insurance

Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Gillum relates his choice to support National Public Health Insurance financing, and why single payer financing is not feasible at the state level. From CBSNews.com

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Medicare for All Town Hall Bernie Sanders

As Medicare For All becomes more achievable, the fiscal and financial arguments against it will intensify. Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks and Ryan Grim of The Intercept break down the messaging strategy of universal health care's leading proponent, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. Kasparian and Grim spoke moments after the Medicare For All Town Hall completed in the US Capitol Visitors Center January 23, 2018 

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A Tough Negotiator Proves Employers Can Bargain Down Health Care Prices

As head of Montana’s Employee Benefit Plan, Marilyn Bartlett negotiated uniform hospital and pharmaceutical rates, saving system from bankruptcy. What Bartlett achieved in Montana over a two-year period can be accomplished with relative ease nationally under a Medicare-for-All national health insurance model.   By Marsha Allen, NPR October 2, 2018.  Photo by Mike Albans for NPR.

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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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Transformation of the Troubled U.S. Health Care System

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.

 

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Nurse Talk Radio Takes a Look Back at SICKO 9 Years Later

Donna Smith, Senior Healthcare Correspondent and Executive Director of the Progressive Democrats, was recently interviewed on Nurse Talk as they took a look back on Michael Moore's movie SICKO to see what advances or progress has been made in the past nine years. Donna is an HCAC Foundation Board member.

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Canadian Doctor Speaks at Introduction of Sen. Bernie Sanders' Medicare-for-All Bill

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Canadian physician, university professor and hospital administrator Danielle Martin speaks at introduction of Sen. Bernie Sanders' SB 1804, Medicare-for-All. Canada spends approximately half as much as the U.S. does on health care, and has better outcomes - longer life expectancy, lower infant mortality rate and fewer preventable deaths. Prescription medicine prices are much higher in the U.S. than in Canada and other countries. Paperwork for Canadian health care is streamlined, and medical bankruptcy virtually unknown. 
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CEO Richard Master Makes Business Case for Medicare-for-All

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Richard Master, CEO of MCS Industries, speaks at the introduction of Sen. Bernie Sanders Medicare-for-All SB 1804. Master has produced two documentaries, Fix It: Health Care at the Tipping Point and Big Pharma: Market Failure, both detailing the failure of U.S. health care financing that is failing the people, with costs twice as high as other developed countries, and worse health outcomes.

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FSTV Special Correspondent Tamara Banks interviews Donna Smith, Executive Director of PDA

Health Care Status in America Interview: FSTV Talks with HCACF Board member Donna Smith about Healthcare.

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Single Risk-Pool vs. Fractured Multi-Payer Commercial Health Insurance Model

Horsey, David. "You're Making This Way Too Hard." She is in Complete Ruins, SFGATE, 2017

 

Listen to Board Member Michele Swenson's Commentary.

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