medicare


Medicare’s Private Option Is Gaining Popularity, and Critics

Medicare Advantage plans are attracting consumers, while the insurance companies turn over huge profits.  Do these plans really help us, the consumers, as they claim, or is their real purpose to deceive? If a person gets ill, often times Medicare Advantage plans do not protect enrollees from high fees or worse, from not being covered for a procedure. 

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Medicare For All Would Save $450 Billion Annually While Preventing 68,000 Deaths, New Study Shows

A study published in The Lancet medical journal found that $450 billion would be saved every year if the United States converted to a single-payer, Medicare for All healthcare system. It also concluded that lower income families would greatly benefit from a single-payer system.  Eliminating the current reality of profit over people, is another significantly positive factor.  

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New Healthcare Podcasts!

Our partners at Healthcare-NOW! have recently launched their new project, Medicare for All, the Podcast! These are produced by Benjamin Day and Stephanie Nakajima, and focus on the need for universal healthcare for all Americans; it is our right!

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Insurance Lobby Talking Points Don’t Come With Warning Labels

The healthcare industry is heavily involved with lobbying and has spent over $2 billion dollars in the past four years spreading an abundance of propaganda about healthcare, insurance and Medicare for All.

 

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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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Hearing on “Proposals to Achieve Universal Health Care Coverage”

President of National Nurses United and a nurse for 40 years in Minnesota, Jean Ross testified before Congress, describing the U.S. complex, unaffordable private health insurance model based on corporate profiteering. She related the only way to achieve cost-sustainable universal health care access is the Medicare-for-All insurance model.

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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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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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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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