The Killing Fields Of American Health Care

By David Penner, Dissident Voice. -

American health care is being crushed under the iron heel of a cabal of ruthless and merciless robber barons. Indeed, this primitive and backward system continues to be a source of horrendous [...]

Beware Of The Medicare “Disadvantage” Corporate Trap

By Ralph Nader, Nader.org. -

While the Democratic presidential candidates are debating full Medicare for All, giant insurance companies like UnitedHealthcare are advertising to the elderly in an attempt to lure them from [...]

Now Is The Time To Win National Improved Medicare For All

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

National improved Medicare for all is making tremendous progress during the 2020 election cycle. Democratic presidential candidates, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who advocate for [...]

Jeff Bezos Abruptly Cuts Health Benefits For Part-Time Whole Foods Workers

By Eoin Higgins, Commondreams. -

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Thursday cut benefits for part-time workers at his grocery chain Whole Foods, drawing criticism from the left for a move that could leave thousands of people without [...]

Value Based Programs Are Undermining Medicare And Single Payer

By Russell Mokhiber, Morgan County USA. -

Last week, the Single Payer Action Podcast brought Sullivan together with Dr. Matthew Hahn, a family doctor based in Hancock, Maryland and author of Distracted: How Regulations Are Destroying the [...]

How America Came Heartbreakingly Close To Universal Healthcare

By Mike Magee, Lithub.com -

As was recently, and perhaps shockingly, reported, life expectancy gains in the US, which plateaued in 2012, have declined for the past two years. The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics [...]

Surge In Lobbying Opposed To Medicare For All

By Craig Sandler, Public Citizen. -

Between the first quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019, lobbying on Medicare for All increased dramatically, almost entirely due to a surge in lobbying activity by organizations that [...]

Low-Wage Workers Being Sued For Medical Bills By Nonprofit Hospital That Employs Them

By Wendi C. Thomas, MLK50, Pro Publica. -

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — This year, a Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare housekeeper left her job just three hours into her shift and caught a bus to Shelby County General Sessions Court. Wearing her [...]

We Desperately Need Medicare for All. These 10 Statistics Prove It.

By Staff, In These Times   -

Here’s a reminder of the disastrous state of American healthcare. It was a big week for Medicare for All. The House Rules Committee held its first-ever congressional hearing to discuss U.S. Rep. [...]

Capitalism Is Killing Patients… And Their Physicians

By Dr. Michael Pappas, Popular Resistance. -

Until physicians are willing to accept the fact they they are being exploited by the same system that harms their patients, there will be no progress made in addressing physician depression and [...]

Healthcare Advocates Block Chicago Streets Demanding Care

By Anne Scheetz, Popular Resistance -

Responding to Iashea Cross’s cry, “Are you ready to take action?,” on August 31 members of Chicago ADAPT and the Alliance for Community Services, and personal assistants from SEIU Healthcare [...]

Improved Medicare For All Becoming Unstoppable

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Medicare for all has had majority support in the United States for more than a decade. Support has been growing as more become aware of the details of the policy. The most recent poll, conducted [...]

Why Won’t The Mainstream Media Tell The Truth About ‘Medicare For All’?

By Jacob Sugarman, Truthdig.com -

At the end of a segment posted Friday in conjunction with factcheck.org, CNN’s Jake Tapper issues a playful warning to the country’s politicians: “You’re perfectly entitled to your own opinions,” [...]

Healthcare Lessons From The Cuban Polyclinic

By Don Fitz, Greensocialthought.org -

During the 1960s, Cuban medicine experienced changes as tumultuous as the civil rights and anti-war protests in the US. While those in western Europe and the US confronted the institutions of [...]

People Are Showing They’ve Had Enough

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

The growing wealth divide is generating a backlash, which will likely grow. As David F. Ruccio points out in the chart below, since the 1980s, the wealth gap between the top 1% and the bottom [...]