How Many More People Have To Die Before We Pass Medicare For All?

By Phil Ateto, Commondreams. -

I recently joined Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) as they introduced the Medicare for All Act of 2021 in Congress. For me and millions of Americans, this bill’s passage [...]

More Than 14 Million May Have Lost Health Coverage

By Samantha Liss, Health Care Dive. -

In the latest analysis, researchers first tried to assess how many workers and dependents relied on job-based coverage as of March 2019. Then, using data from the Labor Department, they estimated [...]

Laid-Off Hotel Workers Rally After Health Insurance Yanked

By Mitch Dudek, Chicago Sun Times. -

About 150 hotel workers who’d been laid off — but promised their jobs back when the hotel industry rebounds — gathered in Grant Park Friday to call on their employers to continue providing health [...]

Insulin Copay Caps Fall Short, Fuel Underground Exchanges

By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News. -

Denver - D.j. Mattern had her Type 1 diabetes under control until COVID’s economic upheaval cost her husband his hotel maintenance job and their health coverage. The 42-year-old Denver woman [...]

Tens Of Millions More Expected To Lose Employer-Based Insurance

By Julia Conley, Commondreams. -

While for-profit health insurers have reported record-high earnings this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, small companies across the U.S. are reporting difficulty paying premiums for their [...]

Testing And Medical Insurance: A Profitable Disaster

By Sara Founders, -

In the midst of a capitalist crash and an out-of-control health crisis, two mega-industries that bear a heavy burden of responsibility for the health disaster are reporting soaring profits. “The [...]

Nearly 5 Million Lost Health Coverage In The Past Three Weeks

By Physicians for a National Health Program. -

4,805,894 American workers and their dependents have lost health insurance coverage in the past three weeks, according to a new estimate by researchers at The City of New York’s Hunter College [...]

‘All I Want For Christmas Is A Chance To Live’

By The Backbone Campaign, Popular Resistance. -

CareFirst has denied cancer patient and Annapolis resident Phil Ateto access to life saving drugs. The Chicago-based medical insurance company is superseding the wishes of Phil’s oncology team.  [...]

New Poll Finds Voters Strongly Oppose Employer Insurance

By Matt Bruenig, Peoples Policy Project. -

Many centrist pundits have convinced themselves that Medicare for All (M4A) is unpopular because, when you include certain details about M4A in polling questions, support levels drop [...]

How Employees And Employers Get Bled By Health Insurance

By Yves Smith, Naked Capitalism. -

“The single biggest issue in health care for most Americans is that their health costs are growing much faster than their wages are,” KFF CEO Drew Altman said. “Costs are prohibitive when workers [...]

Wolf Richter: How Employees & Employers Get Bled By Health Insurance

By Yves Smith, -

Yves here. We’re heavy on health matters tonight because the Trump/Ukraine scandal is eating the news. These stats on health insurance costs are damning. And remember these are averages, so think [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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

By Robert Glatter, -

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 [...]

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

By Staff, -

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 [...]

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