User: newstrust Topic: Health Care
Category: Single Payer
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Your Zip Code Predicts How Long You're Going To Live 21.10.2019 Crooks Liars
This map of Chicago from The Economist below shocked me as the magazine makes the point that if you take a ride along Chicago's red line-- a rail service running north-south for 23 miles-- life expectancy varies by 30 years from one end to the other! Thirty years! In a developed country! In the richest country in the world! And it's not all caused by the epidemic of opioid addiction and the NRA-GOP worship of fire arms. In the last decade, Chicagoland stopped sending Republicans to Congress. But there are still more worthless conservatives representing the area than there should be. If Dan Lipinski is the most notorious, he isn't the only ...
Warren Comes Under Fire In Fourth Democratic Debate 16.10.2019 Outside the Beltway
Elizabeth Warren took most of the fire during last night's fourth Democratic debate, which will likely go a long way toward winnowing down a crowded field.
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Letters to the Editor: If socialized medicine is fraught, why do Britain and Canada love it? 8.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

All the warnings about how much "Medicare for All" would cost ignore plans to pay for it and the opinions of people who have socialized medicine.

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Opinion: If Democrats want universal coverage, they need to abandon the 'Medicare for all' fantasy 4.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Eliminating the profits and costs of private insurers won't come close to covering the staggering cost of Medicare for all.

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Intelligence Squared debate: Replace private insurance with Medicare for all 3.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
A new debate from the Intelligence Squared series. The motion is: “Replace private insurance with Medicare for all.”
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Murphy to challenge fellow Democrat Cohen for state Senate seat 2.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Former state Rep. Erin Murphy announced a challenge Wednesday against longtime DFL state Sen. Dick Cohen.
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Column: If you want to save money on healthcare, get sick in some other country 24.9.2019 LA Times: Business

Citizens of nearly every other developed country live longer than we do and pay less for healthcare. That alone says we could be doing much better.

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Single payer = single data point 19.9.2019 Healthcare Economist
Bernie Sanders and others are advocating a Medicare for All system.  At first glance this is a sensible approach.  Why not allow the government to provide equitable health insurance coverage for all?  Don’t we want to let all Americans have high quality care?  Why not use the power of the federal government to help negotiate…
Progressives say GM’s decision to cut off employee health insurance ‘yet another reason why we need Medicare for All’ 19.9.2019 Raw Story
General Motors’ decision Tuesday to stop paying healthcare premiums for nearly 50,000 of the company’s striking workers offered a powerful case for why Medicare for All is necessary to ensure stable and quality insurance as a right for everyone in the United States. That was the argument advanced by single-payer supporters in the wake of GM’s move, […]
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This Mother Of 4 Understands What It Will Take To Win Back A Red Seat 16.9.2019 Crooks Liars
Were you disappointed that Dan Bishop (R) beat Dan McCready (Blue Dog) in North Carolina's 9th district last week? It wasn't through lack of money. McCready raised $4,707,832 to Bishop's $1,946,247. And turnout was OK for a summer special election-- over 188,000 votes, about 100,000 fewer than last November. Considering that McCready only lost by 4,000, perhaps a little more effort towards exciting the Democratic base might have won him the race. Instead, he pledged he wouldn't vote for the assault weapons sales ban, said he opposed Medicare-for-All and the Green New Deal and offered Democratic voters little more than his opposition to Trump, which almost won him the race-- but didn't. As is their SOP, his canned DCCC website didn't include any issues at all since the conservatives who control the DCCC hate Democratic values and assume voters do as well and insisted he leave that blank. Indiana's fifth district is very similar to NC-09 is some ways. It's a pretty red district with no incumbent next ...
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President of Twitter? 14.9.2019 Outside the Beltway
Is social media making it harder for Democrats to nominate a winning candidate?
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Letters to the Editor: Saving Medicaid is a bizarre reason to reject Medicare for all 14.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Medicare for all is not simply expanding Medicare to all people, regardless of age, but covering all Americans from birth. Why would we need Medicaid?

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Democrats Clash Over Ideology And Policy In Third Presidential Debate 13.9.2019 Outside the Beltway
The top ten candidates in the race for the Democratic nomination clashed last night in a debate that made clear the different ideological directions that this race is pulling their party.
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Julián Castro calls out a confused Joe Biden in third debate — but do voters even care? 13.9.2019 Raw Story
The third Democratic primary debate answered at least one question you didn’t know you were wondering about: Yes, there is a limit on how much shouting Bernie Sanders can do before his voice gives out. This article first appeared in Salon. Outside of that, it was largely clear that the candidates had heard complaints about […]
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Democratic debate: Fiery exchanges over costs of health care 13.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The first meeting of the Democratic Party's top-tier presidential contenders has begun. The debate, held on the campus of historically black Texas Southern University, includes women, people of color and a gay man, a striking contrast to the Republicans. It will unfold in a rapidly changing state that Democrats hope to eventually bring into their column.
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Opinion: Even with 'Medicare for all,' we'll still need Medicaid 12.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Universal health coverage won't necessarily fill Medicaid's public health functions.

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Health care: See where the 2020 Democratic candidates stand 10.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Policies related to public vs. private health insurance coverage have divided the presidential field, but there is more agreement on drug pricing.
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Nursing homes are closing. What should we do? 9.9.2019 Healthcare Economist
An interesting article on the Marketplace Morning Report last week dives into the topic. Hundreds of nursing homes around the country have shut down leaving states to deal with what to do with people who need long term care…In Massachusetts, lawmakers have extended a $50 million lifeline to keep some nursing homes open. One nursing…
Medicare-for-All is not Medicare and not really for all — so what does it actually mean? 7.9.2019 Raw Story
GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Ritchard Jenkins reached into the black computer bag he keeps near his workstation at Graceful Touch Barber and Beauty Salon and rifled through medical papers, pulling out an envelope buried deep at the bottom. It was an unopened medical bill for $971.78, now 17 months overdue, that he had put out of […]
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Bernie Sanders pitches plan to cancel $81 billion in medical debt and tackle ‘barbaric’ number of bankruptcies 1.9.2019 Raw Story
At a healthcare-focused town hall in South Carolina Friday—followed by an official campaign statement Saturday—Democratic presidential primary candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders announced he is working on a plan to cancel Americans’ existing past-due medical debt and address future medical debt. According to CNN: A woman at the town hall stood up and asked, “Is there […]
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