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.
Robert Reich created a video which breaks down how much an average family currently spends on healthcare and then compares that amount to what it would cost if we had Medicare for All here in the United States. The only logical conclusion: We need Medicare for All and we need it now.Read more
Imagine not having to worry about how you were going to pay for each test, each doctor visit, every medication or every health scare you have. Donna Smith, HCACF co-president and PDA's Advisory Board Chair, expresses her relief for finally being able to reap the benefits of Medicare and explains why Medicare for All is the only fiscally and socially responsible healthcare system.
In an opinion piece in the MINNPOST, Brent William Henry expresses his support for single-payer insurance. His view that healthcare is in a state of crisis is based on his research and personal experiences. He states that it is "morally reprehensible to make an individual’s medical necessities about maximizing monetary profitability."Read more
Farron Cousins take a personal look at how Medicare for All will save the average American family thousands of dollars every year, which is money that would then be put back into our economy. Based on our best information and research, this article represents HCACF's support of Medicare for All but does not reflect our views on any particular candidate.Read more
HCACF Board member Vince Markovchick, MD not only presents on the condition of our current healthcare system and its out of control costs, but also provides a feasible solution. He compares the current healthcare abuses and fraud to what he calls an "Ideal" health care plan; a means towards achieving a single-payer system.Read more
In an op-ed, Dr. Diane Lucas conveys her support for single-payer, and responds to S 1531 (STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act) versus HB 1384 (The Medicare for All Act of 2019). She states that "While it's a start, the STOP Surprise Medical Bills Act is just another Band-Aid on the sinking ship known as the American health care system".