A Tough Negotiator Proves Employers Can Bargain Down Health Care Prices at a Great Cost of Time and Energy
As head of Montana’s Employee Benefit Plan, Marilyn Bartlett negotiated uniform hospital and pharmaceutical rates, saving system from bankruptcy. What Bartlett achieved in Montana over a two-year period can be accomplished with relative ease nationally under a Medicare-for-All national health insurance model. By Marsha Allen, NPR October 2, 2018. Photo by Mike Albans for NPR.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.
A presentation by two Health Care for All Colorado Foundation board members maps out advantages to individuals, providers, businesses, and to the U.S. economy of improving and expanding Medicare-for-All. The sustainable single large risk pool health insurance model is capable of leveraging economies of scale to negotiate global budgets and bulk rates. Dr. Thomas Gottlieb and Robert Messman, M.B.A., describe the means to finance the Single Public Payer model by consolidation of health insurances using the business strategy of Mergers and Acquisitions.
Donna Smith, Senior Healthcare Correspondent and Executive Director of the Progressive Democrats, was recently interviewed on Nurse Talk as they took a look back on Michael Moore's movie SICKO to see what advances or progress has been made in the past nine years. Donna is an HCAC Foundation Board member.Read more
Richard Master, CEO of MCS Industries, speaks at the introduction of Sen. Bernie Sanders Medicare-for-All SB 1804. Master has produced two documentaries, Fix It: Health Care at the Tipping Point and Big Pharma: Market Failure, both detailing the failure of U.S. health care financing that is failing the people, with costs twice as high as other developed countries, and worse health outcomes.Read more
Health Care Status in America Interview: FSTV Talks with HCACF Board member Donna Smith about Healthcare.Read more