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Safe Healthcare Outcomes for Women Giving Birth

April 2019, I wrote on the topic of A Woman’s Right to Safe Healthcare Outcomes as asked by one organization a woman at ConsumerSafety.Org. It took me forever as I had to acquire greater understanding of the issues. In the end it was well received even though I did not feel it did the topic justice. At the time I noted, commercial healthcare insurance, the ACA covers Postpartum care up to one year. Medicaid covered Postpartum cover after...

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No Longer Dominant, the AMA is Becoming Progressive

Recent New Yorker article, I read, “The Fight Within the American Medical Association“ What I found interesting is the AMA’s history in support and lack of it for better healthcare. It is going both ways while slowly advancing towards Single Payer. Out of necessity, the AMA has started to move closer to the reality of a Single Payer plan. Why now? Commercial healthcare insurance companies and Medicare Advantage are calling the shots on what...

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I Got Caught Up in America’s Absurd Health Care System

Lambert at Naked Capitalism has an interesting article up as taken from KHN entitled “I Write About America’s Absurd Health Care System. Then I Got Caught Up in It” as detailed by Bram Sable-Smith. As taken from the KHN article, Bram describes the beginnings of his dilemma of getting Insulin: “I’d been waiting since September for an appointment with an endocrinologist in St. Louis; the doctor’s office couldn’t get me in until Dec. 23 and...

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Single Payer Health Care Financing Presentation – Three Part Series

PNHP, Single Payer Healthcare Financing Series, Kip Sullivan JD Kip Sullivan’s Three Part Presentation on Healthcare Finance Managed Care and Single Payer in Minnesota and the US. Answering the question of why Healthcare is so expensive in the United States as compared to other countries. Part 1: Single Payer Health Care Financing – Angry Bear Part 2: Single Payer Health Care Financing – Angry Bear Part 3: Single Payer Health Care...

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Single Payer Healthcare Financing – Part 3

PNHP Single Payer Healthcare Financing Series, Kip Sullivan JD As you can determine for yourself, this is the last Part of the Series by Kip Sullivan. I hope you have been listening to everything and reading being presented. A lot of detail here about what is wrong with Commercial Healthcare, Managed Care, and Medicare Advantage. I posed a question to Kip after a couple of paragraphs. Me: This series is perfect for me. It arms me with...

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Single Payer Health Care Financing – Part 2

PNHP Single Payer Healthcare Financing Series, Kip Sullivan JD Kip Sullivan is known for his commentary on commercial healthcare and healthcare insurance. He is one of the few who can honestly depict what the issues are today and where we are going with healthcare in the US. In this segment Kip discusses the overuse of healthcare claim of being caused by Fee for Service healthcare. This was supposedly reduced by HMOs and a method of payment...

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Russell Mokhiber — Study Finds Single Payer Viable in 2018 Elections

Medicare for All is politically viable in 2018. That’s according to a new report from Alex Panagiotopoulos and Kingston Creative. The report is titled – Is Medicare for All Politically Viable? A Guide to 561 Congressional Candidates…. Lookin' good. JG getting play, too. Unfortunately, the Democratic Establishment that doles out funds to candidates is against it. Counterpunch Study Finds Single Payer Viable in 2018 Elections Russell Mokhiber | editor of the Corporate Crime Reporter.

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Zaid Jilani — Single Payer Opponents Say The Transition Process Would Be Too Difficult. But 10,000 People Do It Every Day.

Opponents of single payer health care frequently claim that such a system might be wonderful in theory, but getting there would be too disruptive. Many Americans, the argument goes, have private health insurance coverage and the transition to a government plan would be jarring. “Half of America gets their health insurance coverage on the job,” American Hospital Association lobbyist and former Connecticut Democratic congressman Bruce Morrison told The Intercept last month. Single payer...

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Zaid Jilani — GOP Senator Wants to Ban State Single Payer In New Health Care Bill

Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy plans to use the most recent effort to repeal and replace portions of the Affordable Care Act to push an amendment that would bar states from enacting their own single-payer systems, he told reporters on Monday. When asked by The Intercept on Tuesday about the status of his legislation, Kennedy said that the bill’s co-sponsors, Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., told him that the measure already bans single payer, but that he was...

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Wendell Potter — Even Business Leaders Are Realizing Health Insurance Companies Serve No Purpose

Klepper wrote that this way of doing business has been "spectacularly successful" for the health insurance industry. As he noted, between May 2009 and May 2017, the stock prices of the five largest investor-owned health insurers -- Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Humana and United -- increased between 387 percent and 748 percent, much more than the Dow Jones average. The CEOs of those companies have become spectacularly wealthy as shareholder value has skyrocketed. They undoubtedly have to be...

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