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
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.
Do you consider healthcare to be a right or a commodity? View the video or the read the text of this Denver7 360 story to explore multiple sides and different perspectives of this issue. Then read a response by Board member Michele Swenson. What are your thoughts? Please write your comments below.Read more
The Candidate Health Reform Questionnaire redefines health care reform dialogue in terms of financial sustainability and actuarially-sound insurance policy, based on that most basic insurance concept - a single large risk pool. Only diversification of risk through single large-risk pool insurance can lower costs and provide equitable benefits for all.Read more
Background facts regarding sustainability of Single Public Payer Health Insurance model vs. the unsustainable Multiple Payer Insurance model. Includes a draft Caucus Resolution to bring to Party Caucuses on March 6, 2018.Read more
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.
Read Board Member Michele Swenson's article in the Huffington Post: Republicans’ “free-market” mantra implies that greater numbers of commercial health insurances will increase healthcare access while decreasing cost - nothing could be further from the truth. Breaking up health coverage into numerous small risk pools is the most unsustainable model of health financing.Read more
Listen to Board Member Michele Swenson's Commentary.Read more