Board member Donna Smith believes in building a better healthcare system in the United States, but not at the expense of the poor. Taxing the poor simply is not the way to improve our healthcare system or our focus on public health.
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.”Read more
HCAC Foundation believes it is time to present a financial business plan which provides health care services for all. This paper written by Tom Gottlieb summarizes three existing documents on our website that directly address health care financing and how to eliminate private corporate insurance control.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
Eldon Van Der Wege, MBA and
Thomas Billroth Gottlieb, MD
This paper describes the structure of Medicare funding as defined today. The future expansion and improvement of Medicare is further defined with a funding source already defined by existing federal law.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.