James G. Kahn compares private insurance (current system) to Medicare-for-All (single payer) and explains how a single payer system could easily exist without single insurance in charge. He also analyzes scenarios in which private insurance companies might function within a single payer system and in what capacity.
Read Medicare for All and Private Insurance: It is Like Mixing Oil and Water James G Kahn, www.tarbell.org What are your thoughts? Please write your comments below.
Dr. James G. Kahn and Dr. Elliot Marseille created a 7 point cheat sheet on the facts of Medicare-for-All in an effort to clarify points made in the June Democratic debate. thehill.com 7/17/19
Read Medicare for All: A Voter's Cheat Sheet. What are your thoughts? Please write your comments below.
NPR reports that over the past 3 years, Medicare has been overcharged an excess of $30 billion by different health insurers, and recuperating the money is a slow and difficult process. Medicare Advantage plans are the cause of this crisis.
For this podcast, Joe Sparks interviews Stephanie Nakajima, Director of Communications at Healthcare-NOW. Ms. Nakajima talks about her personal healthcare experiences and why there is an urgent need for single payer, Medicare-for-All. Joe Sparks, Medicare for All Explained, Episode 15
Listen to Medicare For All Explained : A Revelation. Episode 15 What are your thoughts? Please write your comments below.
Phil Galewitz, from KHN Kaiser Health News, examines why an increasing number of businesses support universal health care. The rising costs in our current system is certainly one of the reasons. He interviewed several people, including Richard Master who stated “Insurance companies are not watching the store and don’t have incentives to hold down costs in the current system.”Read more
This updated article includes multiple interactive graphics which illustrate where each candidate stands on Medicare-for-All and other related healthcare issues. By Kevin Uhrmacher , Kevin Schaul, Paulina Firozi and Jeff Stein, Washington Post.
Read Where 2020 Democrats Stand on Medicare-for-All-updated July 15, 2019 What are your thoughts? Please write your comments below.
On May 21, 2019, a Medicare for All Resolutions webinar was conducted to bring people together, as a coalition effort in support of "Healthcare is a Human Right". Melinda St. Louis, the Campaign Director for Medicare for All at Public Citizen was the facilitator for this event.Read more
HCACF co-president, Vince Markovchick recently facilitated 4 discussions about our healthcare system. These OLLI classes were offered at the University of Denver and focused on the history of healthcare, comparing our system to healthcare in other countries, and reasons for the high cost of care here in the United States.Read more
Values of many Americans include security, justice, and freedom. A recent HealthCare for All Colorado Foundation (HCACF) presentation by Tom Gottlieb suggests that health care reform, such as a public national health insurance, must assure that these values are honored. The success of Medicare in America as a social insurance has fulfilled these values.Read more
Robert Reich addresses the 5 main lies being told about Medicare-for-All. He then explains how Medicare-for-All will actually save lives and save money. This short video is part of a series on YouTube called NowThis Opinion.Read more