Recording of Discussion with Drs. Himmelstein and Woolhandler
If you missed last night’s discussion about health reform with Physicians for a National Health Program co-founders Drs. David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler, you can listen to it here.[audio:https://www.healthcare-now.org/wp-content/uploads/mp3/pnhp.mp3]
Download the MP3 here. Right click and choose “save as.”
You can download the call notes here (.doc).
You can find their bios here.
And you can find some of their research, including those on medical bankruptcies and administrative waste, here.
People are getting ripped off by the high cost of private health insurance. Medicare has been ripped off by unscrupulous private “doctors” charging for services which they didn’t supply. Though the public gained a little from the Healthcare Reform legislation, the health insurance industry maintained it’s license to rip us off.
The discussion needs to keep going despite the fear mongering and misinformation against national healthcare by the medical insurance industry. The Medical insurance industry will take its place along with the tobacco, bottling, chemical, and energy industries on a battlefield littered with the lies promulgated to protect profits over public health.
Rising health care costs: The quality of our health system is poor and costly because they do not consider natural remedies and homeopathic remedies, (FDA) approved, because of the influence of drug companies and the ignorance of doctors. Many of the answers are safer and have less side effects than drugs.