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".
There are many health care terms and concepts to absorb and comprehend, which can prove to be both confusing and misleading, so Tarbell has taken on the task of providing clear explanations for each of these differing models.Read more
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.
Olga Khazan from The Atlantic conducted several interviews to help determine why there is such a rise in support of a single-payer healthcare system. Read these personal stories and interviews to help you draw your own informed conclusion.
AMERICA DISSECTED WITH ABDUL EL-SAYED NOV.18.19
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed offers two new healthcare podcasts:
HEALTHCARE DISSECTED PT 1: “NOBODY KNEW HEALTHCARE COULD BE SO COMPLICATED" is an interview with Lisa Cardillo, whose personal story and frightening experience with our healthcare system, raises many questions and concerns about our current system.
HEALTHCARE DISSECTED PT 2: MEDICARE-FOR-WHO? Part 2 explores the major healthcare plans: Medicare-For-All (single-payer), the public option, and Medicare-for-America
America Dissected with Abdul El-Sayed, MD, Crooked Media, crooked.com What are your thoughts? Please write your comments below.
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
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".
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.