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Repeal of Obamacare Could Leave 20 Million Americans Without Insurance
Rank-and-file nurses and healthcare advocates will resist attempts by the Trump administration to repeal the Affordable Care Act - unless it's replaced with Medicare for All, says Donna Smith of Progressive Democrats of America

  November 13, 2016

A Public Option is the Solution to the Un-Affordable Care Premium Jumps
Dean Baker of CEPR says if people could buy into a public option, it could seriously mitigate the price hikes

  October 27, 2016

EpiPen Prices Soar Because Our Current System Can't Restrain Profit- Seeking Corporations
As Congress calls for an investigation into the price hikes of EpiPen, Jean Ross of National Nurses United says only a single-payer healthcare system will reign in corporate greed that puts lives at risk

  August 24, 2016

Departure of Health Insurers From Exchanges Demonstrates Need for Single Payer, Says Advocate
Physicians for a National Health Program founder Dr. Steffie Woolhandler: the fundamental problem is our reliance on market-based solutions to healthcare

  August 19, 2016

Is America Powerless to Stop Pfizer Merger?
Pfizer-Allergan deal will create world's largest pharmaceutical company, higher drug prices, and hundreds of millions in lost tax revenue, but economist James Henry explains why Congress is turning a blind eye

  November 25, 2015

Why Drug Prices Are Out of Control, And What We Can Do About It
Jamie Love of Knowledge Ecology International told the Real News that our system does little to curb outrageous drug prices, and it's not because there aren't good alternatives

  October 2, 2015

Why Is the Health Care Industry Celebrating Obamacare's Supreme Court Victory?
Six million people remain insured, but as many as 58 percent of federal exchanges provide one or two healthcare plans, meaning the profit-driven healthcare industry limits coverage, says Dr. Margaret Flowers

  June 25, 2015

New Bill Threatens Patient Safety
Representatives and the pharmaceutical industry say 21st Century Cures will foster innovation, while critics argue that the legislative effort is a ploy to dismantle safeguards for short-term financial gain

  March 25, 2015

The Case That Could Unravel Obamacare
Physician Robert Zarr explains how King v. Burwell threatens not only the the Affordable Care Act but the larger fight for universal health care in the United States

  March 4, 2015

One Million Workers Could Lose Obamacare Coverage Under New House Bill
Legislation passed in the House last Thursday would extend work week requirement for employees from 30 to 40 hours, and is projected to add more than $50 billion to the deficit over the next 10 years

  January 11, 2015

Vermont Bails On Universal Healthcare
VT Governor Peter Schumlin says single payer will be too expensive for taxpayers, but Dr. Margaret Flowers says his math is used to protect big business interests

  January 2, 2015

Report Finds Maryland Residents Unhappy with Market-Based Healthcare
Organizers Sergio Espana and Ben Palmquist discuss the findings of a new survey conducted by Healthcare Is a Human Right-Maryland

  November 30, -0001

One-Man Show "Mercy Killers" Reveals Dark Side of Healthcare System
With 60 percent of bankruptcies caused by medical bills, performer Michael Milligan joins us to discuss his new play "Mercy Killers"

  July 28, 2014

TRNN Debate: Is Obamacare In the Interest of Workers?
In round two of our debate with Dr. Margaret Flowers and economist Dean Baker, we discuss whether CBO's prediction that Obamacare will trigger reduction of work hours will negatively affect workers

  March 24, 2014

Nurse Says He Was Fired After Speaking Out Against Hospital Merger
Nurse and activist Tim Thomas alleges he was wrongfully terminated for speaking out against a merger that would hurt quality of service and increase prices for customers at the hospital where he worked for three decades

  February 4, 2014

What Would Universal Healthcare Look Like in the U.S.?
Dr. David Himmelstein: The goal would be to expand Medicare to all, considering private insurance costs seven times as much to administer compared to Medicare

  December 5, 2013

Disastrous Rollout of Obamacare Should Shift Focus to Universal Healthcare pt 2
As a new study finds most Americans want fundamental change in the US healthcare system, Wendall Potter discusses what concrete steps could improve it.

  November 27, 2013

Disastrous Rollout of Obamacare Should Shift Focus to Universal Healthcare pt 1
Wendell Potter: Though the media has wrongly focused on some of Obamacare's shortcomings, the U.S. needs to make healthcare a human right

  November 27, 2013

While Media Focuses on Obamacare Glitches, Hundreds in MD Call for Universal Healthcare
Hundreds march in Baltimore calling for the passage of a single-payer, universal healthcare system

  October 29, 2013

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