Because of the high cost of prescription drugs, many Americans are forced into declaring bankruptcy so they can get out of debt. No one should ever have to choose between paying their bills or taking necessary medication. Profits over people should not be acceptable in this country.
A new study from PLOS Medicine concluded that a single-payer, Medicare for All system would save money, even in its first year of implementation. Researchers determined that costs would continue to go down over time, as well.
Small business owner James Mark supports universal healthcare because he believes in its benefit to his employees. He is concerned about the rising cost of health insurance and the inability a small business owner has to negotiate prices with the insurance companies.Read more
Medicare for All 'Is What Patients Need': New Harvard Study Shows Even Those With Private Insurance Can't Afford Care
Another new report is out which maintains that even those who have private health insurance often cannot afford to go see their doctor. Jake Johnson, from Common Dreams, reports that there are more people today than there were 20 years ago who are going without necessary medical services. Two of the main causes are due to "high-deductible plans and higher co-pays". A single-payer plan such as Medicare for All seems to be the financial answer to fixing the problem.
In Historic Shift, Second Largest Physicians Group in US Has New Prescription: It's Medicare for All
The American College of Physicians has endorsed single payer, universal healthcare as a means to solving our health care crisis. Their 43-page position paper was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on January 20, 2020 and is entitled "Envisioning a Better U.S. Health Care System for All: Coverage and Cost of Care".
The U.S. Spends $2,500 Per Person on Health Care Administrative Costs. Canada Spends $550. Here's Why
Imagine this staggering fact: The United States is now spending $2,497 per person on health administrative costs, or 5 times more than Canada spends. This data was gleaned from the recent Annals of Internal Medicine report published on January 7, 2020Read more
Chuck Idelson, from National Nurses United (NNU), shares stories which illustrate why Medicare for All would give everyone the care they need, whenever they needed it. No one should be denied care because of high drug prices or over-priced billing.
Jonah Hyatt's opinion piece in the Indiana Daily Student breaks down the differences between Single Payer and Public Option. He goes on to explain, based on the evidence, why we need universal health care and why he strongly supports single payer and not the "watered down" plans like public option.