NPR reports that over the past 3 years, Medicare has been overcharged an excess of $30 billion by different health insurers, and recuperating the money is a slow and difficult process. Medicare Advantage plans are the cause of this crisis.
Sen. Michael Bennet is one of the Democratic Party’s chief mouthpieces for private insurance, promoting “Medicare X,” a plan that maintains private health insurance as its centerpiece. As a major recipient of money from insurance, PhARMA, hospitals and other segments of the medical industrial complex, Bennet adopts many of industry’s talking points, as former insurance executive and whistle blower Wendell Potter describes in this February 11, 2019 article that will continue to resonate into the coming year and months of presidential campaigning.Read more
Phil Galewitz, from KHN Kaiser Health News, examines why an increasing number of businesses support universal health care. The rising costs in our current system is certainly one of the reasons. He interviewed several people, including Richard Master who stated “Insurance companies are not watching the store and don’t have incentives to hold down costs in the current system.”Read more
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"Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.