VA Privatization Leaves Veterans Waist Deep In Another Big Muddy

By Steve Early and Suzanne Gordon, Popular Resistance -

Two years ago, President Trump persuaded a bipartisan coalition in Congress to pass the VA MISSION Act of 2018. It authorized a costly expansion of outsourcing by the Department of Veterans [...]

The Decade Of Transformation Is Here: Remaking Health Care

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

We've been writing for a while that the 2020's would be a decade when multiple crises would come to a head and we would have an opportunity for major transformations if we were organized to [...]

The US Is Not Prepared For Coronavirus; We Need To Take Action

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is in its very early stages in the United States so it is too early to predict its full impacts. The World Health Organization reports that COVID-19 has stricken more [...]

Crowdfunding A ‘Band-Aid’ For Rising Healthcare Costs?

By Amanda D'Ambrosio, Medpagetoday.com -

Millions of Americans are contributing to crowdfunding platforms to help pay for rising healthcare expenses, researchers found. One in five people reported contributing to crowdfunding campaigns [...]

Democrats Team Up With Trump To Maintain Disastrous Healthcare System

By Mike Pappas, Left Voice. -

On Tuesday, February 4, Donald Trump delivered his third State of the Union (SOTU) address. As expected, it was filled with contradictions, falsehoods, and distortions. Among other things, Trump [...]

We Are The Majority; We Must Turn That Into Power

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Over the last decade, a national consensus has developed for a progressive left agenda on the economy, social services and ending wars but the movement has not built the power to make that a [...]

Safety Net Hospital Sues Poor Patients For Unpaid Bills

By Blake Farmer, AP. -

Nashville, TN - Nashville General is the city-funded, safety-net hospital. For a patient without insurance, this is supposed to be the best place to go. But its emergency room has been taking [...]

‘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.  [...]

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 [...]