The VA Is Privatizing Veterans’ Health Care While Launching A Campaign To Deny It

By Suzanne Gordon, Prospect.org -

Acutely aware that its privatization plan has little support among veterans, the VA has launched a PR blitz to obscure what it's doing. The Trump administration’s multipronged effort to privatize [...]

Former Aetna Medical Director Admits To Never Reviewing Medical Records Before Denying Care

By Robert Glatter, Forbes.com -

In an eye-opening exclusive reported by CNN, it was revealed that former Aetna Medical Director, Dr. Jay Ken Iinuma, admitted under oath that “he never looked at patients’ records when deciding [...]

Low-Income Medical Marijuana Patient Evicted For Doctor Recommended Therapy

By Kevin Mahmalji, NORML. -

Up until a few years ago low-income housing that received federal subsidies were required to maintain a “drug-free” environment. This meant that if anyone living in subsidized housing was caught [...]

A Wolf In Electoral Reform, Medicare For Some & Healthcare’s Front Lines

By Staff, Occupy.com -

First off, some GOOD NEWS! From the environmental justice front lines and the streets of Queens, here's some inspiration to fuel your activism. Next, could it be true that the House introduced [...]

A Preview Of The Bloody Uphill Battle For Single-Payer

By Libby Watson, Splinternews.com -

Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Tammy Baldwin introduced a bill today that would allow people over the age of 50 to buy into Medicare. It’s a very limited gesture toward expanding healthcare, one that [...]

Profit-Driven Health Care Is Killing The Dreams Of Young People. Young People Are Fighting Back.

By National Nurses United, Medium.com -

Briana Moss, 30, grew up in Dyersville, Iowa, site of the “field of dreams” (from the 1989 movie). Despite the reputation of her hometown, her own life dreams feel on hold. At age 30, when many [...]

The Facts About The Humanitarian Crisis In Mexico And Central America

By Staff, Doctorswithoutborders.org -

US Administration officials are sounding the alarm about a humanitarian crisis along the border with Mexico to justify building a border wall. As a medical humanitarian organization treating [...]

Two-Thirds Of Bankruptcy Still Caused By Medical Illness And Medical Bills

By Staff, Pnhp.org -

Medical problems contributed to 66.5% of all bankruptcies, a figure that is virtually unchanged since before the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a study published yesterday [...]

An Open Letter to Rep. Pramila Jayapal Regarding Medicare for All

By Isabel Ostrer, Chris Cai, and Ana Malinow, Commondreams.org -

Thank you for your hard work and leadership as the new lead sponsor of the forthcoming Medicare for All Act of 2019. As health care providers and health justice advocates, we look forward to [...]

My Patients’ Health Depends On Addressing Climate Change

By Autumn Vogel, Otherwords.org -

As a fourth-year medical student, I’ve learned plenty about caring for patients with common illnesses and injuries. But as a native of fire-ravaged Northern California, and a student in [...]

More Deceptive Reporting On Medicare For All

By Ben Spielberg, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

Jonathan Martin and Abby Goodnough discuss a brewing Democratic Party debate about Medicare For All in The New York Times. Does it mean a single-payer system in which the government covers [...]

Nancy Pelosi Tells Health Insurance Executives Not To Worry About Medicare For All

By Ryan Grim, Theintercept.com -

LESS THAN A month after Democrats — many of them running on “Medicare for All” — won back control of the House of Representatives in November, the top health policy aide to then-prospective House [...]

The Billionaires Are Wrong; We Can’t Afford Anything But Single Payer Health Care

By Kevin Zeese, Healthoverprofit.org -

The three billionaires who are running for president put out false information on improved Medicare for all. This includes Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg,  and Howard Schultz.  Bloomberg and [...]

Millions Of Americans Flood Into Mexico For Health Care — The Human Caravan You Haven’t Heard About

By Mark Provost, Truthout.org -

The Trump administration is trying to convey panic that there’s an immediate crisis on the southern border, pointing to caravans of desperate people who have traveled thousands of miles. It’s [...]

Urge Congresswoman Jayapal To Strengthen Health Bill

By Health Over Profit for Everyone, HealthOverProfit.org. -

On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, more than 500 single payer supporters, both individuals and organizations, sent a letter to Congresswoman Jayapal urging her to make three improvements to the health [...]