Families Organize Vigil Outside Eli Lilly, Demanding Lower Cost Of Insulin

By Staff, Wthr.com -

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Dozens of people were protesting outside Eli Lilly headquarters Saturday night. They're demanding lower insulin prices. The cost of insulin tripled from 2002 to 2013 and it [...]

Medicare For All Would Cut Poverty By Over 20 Percent

By Matt Bruenig, People's Policy Project. -

The Census released its annual income, poverty, and health insurance statistics earlier this week. The summary report shows that 8 million of the nation’s 42.5 million poor people would not be [...]

UVA Suspends Medical Lawsuits In Wake Of KHN Investigation

By Jay Hancock and Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News. -

Charlottesville, Va. — Under pressure after Kaiser Health News reported Monday that it sues thousands of patients a year and sends many into bankruptcy, University of Virginia Health System [...]

How Greedy Hospitals Fleece The Poor

By Libby Watson, Newrepublic.com -

The pundit class collapsed back in its chair last week, exhausted and spent, from a furious wonk-off session over Bernie Sanders’s rhetoric on medical bankruptcies. The Washington Post’s in-house [...]

How One Boston Hospital Is Feeding Patients Through Its Rooftop Farm

By Lindsay Campbell, Modernfarmer.com -

Carrie Golden believes the only reason she’s diabetes free is that she has access to fresh, locally grown food. A few years after the Boston resident was diagnosed with prediabetes, she was [...]

The VA As Workers’ Comp: Why Socialized Medicine For Veterans Is Worth Defending

By Steve Early and Suzanne Gordon, Counterpunch.org -

Think of America’s forever wars as a funnel between the largest and second largest federal government departments. Entering at the top of the funnel, via the Department of Defense (DOD), are poor [...]

How Black Activists Sought Healthcare Reform: A New Documentary

By Christopher Willoughby, Aaihs.org -

“The American Medical Association has never been a friend to us [African Americans],” explained the late Chicago physician Dr. Donald L. Chatman. Referring to the history of racial inequality in [...]

Cuba: U.S. Government Earmarks Millions To Hinder Cuban Medical Cooperation

By Staff, Radio Rebelde -

The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement today strongly rejecting a USAID program against Cuban medical cooperation projects. Cuban News Agency reproduces the full text of the [...]

Leo Gerard Single Payer Highmark And The Corporatist Labor Movement

By Russell Mokhiber, Corporatecrimereporter.com -

If you want to know why the single payer movement is having trouble breaking through in the United States, look no further than Leo Gerard. From 2001 to earlier this year, Gerard was the [...]

American Medical Association Leaves Coalition Fighting ‘Medicare For All’

By Peter Sullivan, Thehill.com -

The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s main group for doctors, announced Thursday that it is leaving a coalition fighting "Medicare for All," a blow to the industry’s efforts to [...]

Health Care Is Gobbling Up Your Wages

By Bob Herman, Axios.com -

American incomes have barely changed over the past 20 years on an inflation-adjusted basis, and that's due in large part to the exploding costs of health coverage. The big picture: More people [...]

What Medicare For All Would Have Meant A Decade Ago

By Jarod Facundo, Inequality.org -

For years my aunt Sylvia knew something was wrong. She told doctors she was experiencing pain, but they shrugged it off as age-related. Sylvia sought preventative care in the emergency room, [...]

The Transformative Potential Of Single-Payer

By Timothy Faust, Theoutline.com -

Our highways are crumbling. Our trains, where they exist, are failing. Our sewer systems are disintegrating. So, too, is the health infrastructure of America. Under decades of for-profit [...]

Private Equity: The Perps Behind Destructive Hospital Surprise Billing

By Yves Smith, Nakedcapitalism.com -

I have to confess to having missed how private equity is a central bad actor in the “surprise billing” scam that is being targeted by Federal and state legislation. This abuse takes place when [...]

It’s Medicare’s Birthday—Let’s Offer It To Everyone

By Nancy J. Altman, Independentmediainstitute.org/economy-for-all   -

Fifty-four years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law. Over half a century later, Medicare has proven its tremendous worth. Before Medicare, nearly half of all seniors were [...]