Public Hospitals Don’t Exist, Land & Future For Sale + Stateside Rebel For Life

By Eleanor Goldfield, -

As Medicare for All legislation heads towards Congressional hearings, here's a look at why even well-meaning projects and reforms inside our for-profit system are doomed from the outset. Next up, [...]

The Problem With Institutional Provider Profit In A Medicare For All System

By Lambert Strether, -

I’ve avoided writing about hospitals and other institutions, because my focus has always been on the patient, and whether they get, or don’t get, health care under our horrid mixed system of [...]

Democratic Consulting Firm Teams Up With Hospital Industry To Battle Nurses Union

By Rachel M. Cohen, -

THE HOSPITAL INDUSTRY has partnered with a major Democratic consulting firm in an unusual alliance against Massachusetts’s nurses and the bulk of its progressive infrastructure. At issue is a [...]

‘This City Needs This Hospital’: Advocates Protest Major Changes At Northeast’s Providence Hospital

By Elly Yu, -

A group of doctors, nurses, and community advocates held a rally outside Providence Hospital in northeast Washington Thursday to demand the hospital remain open as is. Ascension, the organization [...]

Police-Inflicted Injuries Send 50,000 To ER Annually In U.S.

By Robert Preidt, -

By Robert Preidt for HealthDay - WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than 50,000 Americans are treated each year for injuries inflicted by police, a new study says. While deaths at [...]

4 Nonprofit Hospitals Pocketed $1.7 Billion In Profits In 4 Years

By Lynn Petrovich, -

By Lynn Petrovich for End The Illusion - Cumulative surplus for these four nonprofit entities totaled over $2.2 Billion, cash in the bank and/or Wall Street investments/brokerage firms. In [...]

VA Employees, Veterans, Fight Hospital Closures

By Staff, -

By Staff of AFGE - They march. They chant. They hold signs that read "Keep the promise to our vets" and "VA cares about vets." Veterans and VA employees are furious that Congress is considering [...]

It’s Official: The US Has Worst Health Care System

By Lynn M. Petrovich, -

Since the publication of my report, Sticker Shock, in 2010 on non-profit hospital accounting detailing the abusive accounting mechanisms in place (read: policies) which reward a select few at [...]