Dr. Gordon Mosser examines the cost of healthcare under our current system as it relates to the pandemic and our social unrest. His article explains why he is more convinced than ever that the time for Medicare for All is now, and his research reflects his belief why we cannot allow fear of the unknown become an obstacle for its implementation.
Why a Socialized System Like Medicare for All Beats For-Profit Healthcare in One Chart of Covid-19 Infection Rates
No health system is perfect, however healthcare in the United States has been failing us miserably during this pandemic. People are afraid to go to the doctor because they can't afford it and don't want to face debt, or even worse, bankruptcy. Our current for-profit system is broken and dangerous.Read more
The JAMA Health Forum has been publishing a variety of articles which address existing racial disparities, and how these inequities are affecting health justice.
Across America, people continue to speak out about the need for universal healthcare and Medicare for All. Here is Part 4 of our series of opinions, letters to the editor, articles and actions.Read more
Ralph Nader calls for action, in the midst of this pandemic, to embrace universal healthcare and Medicare for All. "Americans deserve the same health care coverage enjoyed by people in every other western country".
Hospitals and hospital executives seem to be profiting from this pandemic while many essential workers are losing their jobs. Instead of spending money on needed PPE or support staff, the CEO's are making millions. People's lives are at stake and people are beginning to protest.Read more
As this pandemic continues, more and more people are recognizing the reality: Americans need Medicare for All and a single-payer system. Here is Part 3 of our series of opinions and letters to the editor, including one from Durango, Colorado.
$3,278 ER Visit for Coughing Fits and Fever Amid Covid-19 Pandemic Highlights Failure of For-Profit System
After going to Denver Health for severe COVID-19 symptoms, a patient was told he did not meet the official requirements therefore could not receive the COVID-19 test. It was assumed he was positive, so he was sent home to self-quarantine. Subsequently, he received a bill for $3278 for his visit to the ER.
Every day, more people around the country are expressing their strong opinions about the need for Medicare for All and a single-payer system. Here is Part 2 of our series of letters to the editor, including one from Colorado written by Andrew Romanoff, candidate for U. S Senate.
'The Next Crisis': Up to 43 Million Americans Could Lose Health Insurance Due to Pandemic, Study Shows
A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation highlights how between 25 -43 million workers could lose their health insurance as they begin losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many American workers receive their health insurance through their employers and with so many of them now being laid off, the question is What Will They Do?