Adam Gaffney from PNHP examines the history of universal healthcare and his hope that the Democrats do not repeat mistakes from the past. He recognizes the need for a single-payer healthcare system and identifies the answer to be a “fully public national health insurance providing comprehensive, universal coverage to the entire nation.”
The Pagosa Daily Post published a letter to the editor written by HCACF Board Member, Michele Swenson. Ms. Swenson explains how single payer healthcare is a financing model and not a government takeover, and clearly cites the difference between healthcare delivery and health insurance.Read more
HCACF is pleased to announce we have published our first newsletter for 2018. We hope you will take time to read this newsletter and all of the links to our articles, videos and interviews. We welcome your comments and ideas, as well as your suggestions for our future publications.Read more
North Denver neighborhoods of Globeville, Elyria and Swansea, categorized as “Environmental Injustice” communities, pay a very high price in terms of physical and mental health of residents. HCACF Board member Michele Swenson's video investigates this environmental and social injustice and how it directly relates to health adversities in the neighborhood.
Donna Smith has been a leader in the fight for universal health care for many years and a relentless advocate for health care reform. Read how this HCACF Board member and former Executive Director of the Progressive Democrats of America's dedication has taken its toll on her personal health; yet she continues to pursue and support her dream of universal health care for all.Read more
Political action committees of the 5 biggest for-profit health insurers - Aetna, Anthem, Humana, Cigna and United Health – are making large campaign donations to almost as many congressional Democrats as Republicans, in order to counter growing popular support for single payer insurance. As much as they oppose single payer, commercial insurers promote Medicare Advantage plans, which have become increasingly profitable to private insurers. The Coalition for Medicare Choices, created by AHIP, claims to be for the people, but is lobbying Congress to protect insurers’ Medicare Advantage profits.
Insurers’ donations to House Democrats by company as % of total contributions to dateRead more
Visit our "Articles for the Cause" page to see some new healthcare articles. Then join the conversation and share your thoughts. Is the AMA joining the movement? Is single-payer the same as Medicare for All? Is single-payer possible if the government is run by corporations?Read more