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Healthcare Companies Start Price Gouging As Demand Surges During Pandemic

Healthcare companies are putting profit over people!  Now that healthcare workers are in dire need of face masks, instead of charging 58 cents per mask, companies are now charging $7.00 per mask.  Farron Cousins from the Ring of Fire Network reports that this shameful practice should be illegal.

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Nevada Culinary Union Favors Benefits Provided By Private Commercial Insurance

The Nevada Culinary Union has established a position which favors benefits provided by private commercial insurance, as opposed to single-payer or universal health care. Information and Disinformation (lies) will become the business of the current 2020 American political campaign. How will Americans/Union members be able to differentiate the truth from lies?

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A New Study Reveals the US Could Save $600 Billion in Administrative Costs by Switching to a Single-Payer, Medicare For All System

Zachary Hendrickson from Business Insider, reports on the rising healthcare administrative costs and their negative impact on us, their consumers and patients, with no end in sight. He cites several recent studies which support this data, as he makes the case against private insurers and for a single-payer system.

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As Out-Of-Pocket Health Costs Rise, Insured Adults Are Seeking Less Primary Care

Due to rising healthcare costs, fewer adults are seeking medical attention for their routine care such as an injury, flu symptoms, etc.  A recent report in the Annals of Internal Medicine provides several reasons and in-depth data as to why people are choosing not to visit their primary physicians.

As Out-Of-Pocket Health Costs Rise, Insured Adults Are Seeking Less Primary Care  by Elena Renken, NPR

Declining Use of Primary Care Among Commercially Insured Adults in the United States, 2008–2016 Annals of Internal Medicine, Abstract

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Let's Be Very Clear: Medicare for All Is Not Socialism

The differences between socialism and socialized medicine, as well as the discrepancies between social insurance versus private insurance, are points that are often confused or falsely explained.

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Health Financing Drives Equitable Health Care

HCACF co-president, Tom Gottlieb, currently is presenting several discussions regarding the financing of healthcare. These OLLI classes are offered at the University of Denver and focus on how financing influences universal health care, and the difference between healthcare and the healthcare system.

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Medicare DISadvantage: The Private Company Taking Your Medicare Dollars

Thom Hartmann discusses how private, for profit insurance companies claim they are providing you with Medicare coverage, but in reality are simply taking your money for their own financial gain.  

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To Save Money, American Patients And Surgeons Meet In Cancun

In order to save money, American patients and their surgeons are going out of the country to get treatment. Medical Tourism is on the rise. thanks to NASH, North American Specialty Hospital. 

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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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Why Does the American Medical Association Have Such a Feeble Response to Our Health Care Crisis?

Dr. Sanjeev K. Sriram takes the position that healthcare is a basic right and that Medicare-for-All is a way to ensure that all Americans will be covered, even though the AMA is siding with the insurance industry.  Profit before patients is not what most doctors or patients support. Common Dreams, April 12, 2019 

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