David U. Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler from The Nation, take an in-depth look at how private insurances operate, citing that "the case for a public option rests on faulty economic logic and naive assumptions about how private insurance actually works."Read more
Washington Post Opinions editor, James Downie, takes a look at “Health Justice Now”, a book written by Timothy Faust. Downie claims that Faust is an expert at explaining single payer; what it is, why we need it and how we can get. Faust supports HR 1384 and SB 1129, the Medicare for All Acts in Congress, because both bills include comprehensive coverage.
Read Why We Need Single-Payer Health Care — and ‘Health Justice’ by James Downie, Washington Post washingtonpost.com What are your thoughts? Please write your comments below.
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.
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
Dr. Garrett Adams, founding member of Physicians for National Health Program (PNHP), explains why we should not believe the misinformation and lies about single-payer health plans; instead we should be focusing on the benefits of a publicly financed, nonprofit national health insurance. Courier Journal, Part of the USA Today Network, April 15, 2019Read more
Libby Watson from Splinter News, reported on a recent Gallup Poll which showed that millions of Americans have to borrow money in order to pay their healthcare bills. April 2, 2019. This article supports HCACF's position on the importance of implementing a Public National Health Insurance to finance universal public and private health care delivery.Read more
Dylan Scott from Vox interviewed Matt Bruenig from the People's Policy Project "on what he worries about — and what he doesn’t — for Medicare-for-all". Matt answered some tough healthcare questions such as "How do you finance a single-payer health care system?" " Is it possible for the health care supply to meet its demand?" and "What can the government do for rural hospitals that feel a pinch under single-payer?"
In the article We Don’t Need Private Health Insurance, a case is made that Medicare for All (M4A) health care reform is in fact a simple substitution of the private health insurance by a public national health insurance that provides access to basic health services. The article further defines the role for private health insurance including; “duplicative” plans, “supplementary” plans, and “complementary” plans, all of which are defined by the writer.Read more
HCACF Board member Vince Markovchick, MD presents how American taxpayers are paying more for their healthcare than people living in countries with national health insurance. He asks and answers the following questions: What is the root cause of our healthcare dilemma? Why are our costs so high? What are the attributes of the “Ideal” health insurance plan? He also explains healthcare waste, cost and abuse in our U.S. insurance system, and why public opinion in the United States strongly favors single-payer national health insurance.