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The Weak And Defeatist Democratic Platform On Health Care

John Geyman | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
John Geyman

At its Orlando, Florida meeting two days ago, the DNC platform committee voted down a proposed amendment to include single-payer health care in the Party Platform by a vote of 92 to 62, even though public support for single-payer includes 81 percent of Democrats and 58 percent of U.S. residents.

Growing Support for a National Health Program and Health Care as a Human Right

John Geyman | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
John Geyman

We can thank Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign for putting single-payer national health insurance (NHI) on the front burner of today's  national political discussion. This is long overdue and especially timely as the two parties debate alternatives for future U. S. health care.

Single-Payer NHI: The Only Way the US Can Ever Get Affordable Health Care

John Geyman | Posted 02.17.2016 | Politics
John Geyman

Now that Bernie Sanders has brought forward his progressive agenda, including real health care reform through a single-payer universal Medicare for all program, the knives are out from the Republicans as well as Hillary Clinton to distort and discredit this option with false information and voodoo numbers.

Donald Trump Reportedly Says He's With Hillary, Bernie On Drug Pricing

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump has jumped into the debate over prescription drug prices -- and, if reports are correct, he’s standing in the same place as Hillary Cli...

Bernie Sanders Releases Health Plan And It's Even More Ambitious Than You Thought

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics

Bernie Sanders on Sunday released his plan to reform the American health insurance system -- or, more accurately, to reinvent it from scratch. It's a ...

Misinformation About the Cost of Single-Payer National Health Insurance

John Geyman | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
John Geyman

In a front-page Wall Street Journal article a few days ago, the projection was made that a single-payer national health insurance program (NHI), as part of the presidential campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), would cost $15 trillion over ten years.

Myths and Misperceptions About Primary Care

John Geyman | Posted 10.22.2011 | Books
John Geyman

We are indebted to the late Dr. Barbara Starfield of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health for this basic definition of the four pillars of primary care.

Health Insurance For Dummies!

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Walden

If the current legislation fails to curb costs or vastly increase access to care, it should be scrapped and a full on national, or even state by state, health care plan substituted in its place.

Occam's Razor Can Cut Down the Health Care Lobbyists

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Private health-insurance and pharmaceutical industry lobbyists are threatening the health and stability of America. Some argue that this is equivalent to crimes against humanity.

Corpocracy vs. Democracy in Health Care Reform

John Geyman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Geyman

Since corporate dollars trump individual votes, we have a corpocracy, not a democracy.

Caring for Health: Expanding the Policy Dialogue

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abby L. Ferber

Providing universal health coverage is essential, but there are many, many other social policy avenues to pursue if we seek to improve the health of our citizenry.

Universal Health Care Can Save Our Economy

Dr. Behzad Mohit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Behzad Mohit

Anxiety and uncertainty about our health care will be once and for all gone. Even pharmaceutical companies will cut billions in costs because they'll have no need to advertise, lobby, or provide gifts.

National Health Plan to Contain $2 Trillion Deductible

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Hopes for a quick fix for the nation's health insurance woes were dampened somewhat today when the medical industry released its proposal for a plan that would include a $2 trillion deductible.

Good Grief! Comic Characters Leave Newspapers for a Day

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Given that most newspapers still don't publish weekday comics in color, my mistake was putting today's cartoon guests in the green room rather than the black-and-white room.

In Global Recession, Health Care Reform Which Saves Money Is An Economic Imperative

John Geyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

While the so-called "debate" over health care reform heats up, the only real option to reform health care -- single-payer national health insurance (NHI) -- is being largely overlooked.

Like Wall Street, Current Health Care Policy Privatizes Profit And Socializes Risk

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michele Swenson

The excesses of the health insurance industry resemble those of Wall Street and the subprime housing market, typified by privatized profits for insurers and socialized risk for taxpayers and consumers.