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Inequality Is (Literally) Killing America

November 25, 2013 (2 Comments)

By Zoë Carpenter for the Nation – Only a few miles separate the Baltimore neighborhoods of Roland Park and Upton Druid Heights. But residents of the two areas can measure the distance between them... 

Mass. Gov. hopeful: Consider “single payer” care

November 25, 2013 (1 Comment)

From the AP – Democratic candidate for governor Donald Berwick is pushing Massachusetts to take a second look at creating a truly universal health care system. The former top Obama administration... 

21 Ways the Canadian Health Care System is Better than Obamacare

November 25, 2013 (11 Comments)

By Ralph Nader – Dear America: Costly complexity is baked into Obamacare. No health insurance system is without problems but Canadian style single-payer full Medicare for all is simple, affordable,... 

The Single-Payer Alternative

November 25, 2013 (Comments Off on The Single-Payer Alternative)

By Nancy Folbre for the New York Times – Rush Limbaugh’s take on the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act could, ironically, warm the hearts of those at the other end of the political... 

2013 National Strategy Conference Report

November 21, 2013 (Comments Off on 2013 National Strategy Conference Report)

Healthcare-NOW! held its annual Strategy Conference this year on October 5 and 6 in Nashville, Tennessee at the beautiful Scarritt-Bennett Center near Vanderbilt University. Over 110 activists converged... 

The U.S. Lags in Life Expectancy Gains

November 21, 2013 (Comments Off on The U.S. Lags in Life Expectancy Gains)

From Bloomberg Businessweek – Life expectancy in the U.S. has been growing more slowly than in other developed countries and is now more than a year below the developed-country average, according... 

Healthcare.gov Is Just The Start

November 12, 2013 (Comments Off on Healthcare.gov Is Just The Start)

If the Obamacare website debacle is any indication, 2014 will be an interesting year for health reform! We know that powerful private health insurers will attempt to evade new regulations and profit off... 

NJ Resident Struggles for Long-Term Care, Calls for Medicare for All

November 8, 2013 (2 Comments)

From the Courier-Post – Mike Pollock calls himself a squeaky wheel. Since 2002, the Atco resident has fought with insurance companies, medical agencies and doctors after his wife, Kathy, 61, survived... 

The President Wants You to Get Rich on Obamacare

November 6, 2013 (Comments Off on The President Wants You to Get Rich on Obamacare)

From the New York Times – Tom Scully bolted through the doors and up the stairs to a private dining room on the third floor of the “21” Club. Scully, 56, is slightly taller than average and... 

Single-payer healthcare vs. Obamacare

November 6, 2013 (1 Comment)

“Medicare for all” isn’t perfect, but it does what the ACA can’t: Guarantee better healthcare and a simpler system From Salon – Whenever scandal arises in Washington, D.C.,...