Recent Reports & Activities


Cancer Coverage on Medicare Advantage? Things you SHOULD know

Christopher Westfall, from Senior Savings Network, takes an in-depth look at Medicare Advantage plans, specifically the "How to Read My Health Plans" section of the current Medicare and You Booklet. His findings are informative and very insightful into the difficulties of understanding Medicare Advantage.

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Medicare For All Will Save Working Families THOUSANDS Each Year

Farron Cousins take a personal look at how Medicare for All will save the average American family thousands of dollars every year, which is money that would then be put back into our economy. Based on our best information and research, this article represents HCACF's support of Medicare for All but does not reflect our views on any particular candidate. 

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How Healthy is Our Health Care System and Why Does It Cost So Much and What Can We Do About It?

HCACF Board member Vince Markovchick, MD not only presents on the condition of our current healthcare system and its out of control costs, but also provides a feasible solution.  He compares the current healthcare abuses and fraud to what he calls an "Ideal" health care plan; a means towards achieving a single-payer system.

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Single-Payer Health Care Closes Loopholes

In an op-ed, Dr. Diane Lucas conveys her support for single-payer, and responds to S 1531 (STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act) versus HB 1384 (The Medicare for All Act of 2019).  She states that "While it's a start, the STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act is just another Band-Aid on the sinking ship known as the American health care system".

 

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Hospital Industry Leading Fight Against Medicare for All

Andrew Perez reports on the data identifying dark money as being the core of the hospital industry's fight against universal healthcare, which directly impacts the industry's attempt to eliminate any government run healthcare plan.

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The ‘Public Option’ on Health Care Is a Poison Pill

David U. Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler from The Nation, take an in-depth look at how private insurances operate, citing that "the case for a public option rests on faulty economic logic and naive assumptions about how private insurance actually works."  

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Healthcare Reformer Wendell Potter: The For-Profit 'System Is Unraveling'

Michael Winship interviewed Wendell Potter from Tarbell and Business for Medicare for All. They discussed many topics including healthcare reform, Medicare for All, the Affordable Care Act, rising costs of medical care and propaganda campaigns by private insurers.

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Four Key Things You Should Know About Health Care

Ezekiel J. Emanuel and Victor R. Fuchs take an in-depth look at what they are citing as the four fallacies about our healthcare system:

1) Employers pay for employees’ health insurance
2) Medicare for All is unaffordable
3) Insurance companies’ profits drive health care costs
4) Price transparency can bring down health care costs

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Truthseekers Podcasts

"Moment of Truth"  Truthseekers Podcast  - Michele Swenson is producing a series of podcasts that challenge the false corporate narrative and address the flawed concepts and corporate power structure underlying the failed U.S. health insurance; unfortunately, often resulting in the sacrifice of human and environmental health to the corporate bottom line.

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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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