Medicare For All Means Real Choice

By Bonnie Castillo, Commondreams. -

A new survey out this week is an important step forward to demolishing one of the principle talking points against Medicare for All. No doubt, you've heard this one: "People love their [...]

VA Privatization Bill Threatens Closure Of Key Facilities

By Suzanne Gordon & Russell Lemle, -

At a June 20 House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hearing, legislators considered H.R. 3083, sponsored by ranking member Phil Roe (R-TN). One of the architects of the VA MISSION Act of 2018, Roe [...]

WaPo Doesn’t Want Voters To Know Medicare For All Will Cut Their Health Costs

By Julie Hollar, -

Healthcare consistently ranks as one of the top issues for Democratic voters, so helping those voters understand Democratic presidential candidates’ positions on healthcare ought to be a key job [...]

Advancing The Anchor Mission Of Health Care

By David Ansell, Michellene Davis, and David Zuckerman, -

Despite the position of the United States as the wealthiest nation in the history of the world, a staggering 43 million Americans and 1 in 6 children live in poverty—a level greater than that of [...]

Are You Sure You Actually ‘Like’ Your Private Health Insurance?

By Dr. Sanjeev K. Sriram, Independent Media Institute -

In 2018, as millions of Americans borrowed $88 billion to pay for health care, 62 CEOs of health care companies made a combined total of $1.1 billion in compensation. When I talk to friends, [...]

Ways And Means Committee Chair Doesn’t Want Medicare-For-All Hearing To Mention “Medicare For All”

By Ryan Grim and Akela Lacy, -

IN PREPARATION FOR Wednesday’s hearing on Medicare for All before the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, the panel’s chair met privately with Democrats to lay out how he wants it to unfold. [...]

Under Guise Of “Choice”: Trump Launches Assault On Veterans’ Care

By Steve Early, -

On June 6th, the Trump Administration launched what it calls a “revolution” in veterans’ health care. If that date rings a bell, it’s because, on June 6, 1944, American soldiers and their allies [...]

ADAPT Activists Protest Cuts To Medicaid Healthcare Services.

By Staff, -

The Department of Health and Human Services is the federal agency most directly responsible for ensuring that Disabled Americans who need Long Term Services and Supports receive them in the most [...]

Why Thousands Are Getting Hit With Unexpected Medical Bills

By Simon F. Haeder, -

Hardly a week goes by without another story in the media covering a family somewhere in America dealing with an outrageous medical bill. Yet, in more and more cases, these families don’t [...]

Trump’s New Union-Busting Rule Will Wallop Home Health Workers

By Staff, -

Earlier this month, the Department of Health and Human Services finalized an obscure rule that could have huge implications for an estimated 800,000 independent home health providers paid [...]

Bolivia’s Universal Healthcare Is Model For The World, Says UN

By Staff, -

The U.N.’s World Health Organization praised Bolivia’s newly implemented universal health care system, known in the country as the Single Health System (SUS). The WHO pointed out that Bolivia’s [...]

Medical Madness: A Mother’s Choice Between A Child’s Care And Bankruptcy

By Sarah Kliff, -

Two years ago, 36-year-old Lindsay Clark was facing a terrible decision. Her 2-year-old daughter Lily had gotten into a small bottle of the anti-nausea drug Dramamine. “It had a child lock on it, [...]

The Hospital Under Medicare For All

By Adam Gaffney, -

More than 24 million people require hospitalization annually in the United States, and many more see their doctors or other providers, or have tests and procedures, in these institutions. Yet as [...]

A ‘Caravan’ Of Americans Is Crossing The Canadian Border To Get Affordable Medical Care

By Chantal Da Silva, -

A "caravan" of Americans living with Type 1 diabetes made its way across the U.S. border into Canada over the weekend in search of affordable medical care in a country where they can get the [...]