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Hospitals Got Bailouts and Furloughed Thousands While Paying C.E.O.s Millions

Hospitals and hospital executives seem to be profiting from this pandemic while many essential workers are losing their jobs. Instead of spending money on needed PPE or support staff, the CEO's are making millions. People's lives are at stake and people are beginning to protest.

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$3,278 ER Visit for Coughing Fits and Fever Amid Covid-19 Pandemic Highlights Failure of For-Profit System

After going to Denver Health for severe COVID-19 symptoms, a patient was told he did not meet the official requirements therefore could not receive the COVID-19 test.  It was assumed he was positive, so he was sent home to self-quarantine.  Subsequently, he received a bill for $3278 for his visit to the ER.

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'The Next Crisis': Up to 43 Million Americans Could Lose Health Insurance Due to Pandemic, Study Shows

A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation highlights how between 25 -43 million workers could lose their health insurance as they begin losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Many American workers receive their health insurance through their employers and with so many of them now being laid off, the question is What Will They Do

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Medicare for All: Covid-19 Shows When It Comes to Health, the Government Is Your Friend, the Private Sector Sees You as an ATM

Fear tactics are being used as an attempt to shift support away from Medicare for All.  Don't listen to the "manufactured confusion" and follow the facts.  Your health depends on it. 

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US Hospitals Are Sick With COVID-19. Here's the Treatment

In the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, healthcare workers continue caring for their patients in hospitals, in clinics, by phone calls and via phone conferencing. Not everyone is getting paid for their bravery, yet they never cease taking care of patients.   Hospitals need money to keep their doors open so they can continue to provide quality care, yet this pandemic is causing them to lose a significant amount of money. Dr. Robbie Goldstein believes that a Medicare for All system is the answer.

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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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