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Sanders and Warren Behind Act to Control Prescription Drug Costs
Improving access to affordable prescription drugs would significantly lower costs of health care and allow the government to fund clinical drug trials and produce generics says Dean Baker of CEPR

  April 6, 2017

Is the US Ready for Universal Health Care? This Physician Says 'Yes'
Physicians for A National Health Program's Adam Gaffney warns that incremental steps can turn into diversions and prevent us from fixing the fundamental problems with our current health care system

  March 29, 2017

After Trumpcare Fail, Activists See Opportunity for Single-Payer
Dr. Carol Paris, president of Physicians for a National Health Program, says the Republican failure to repeal Obamacare has energized the movement for universal health care

  March 29, 2017

Will Dems Derail Sanders's Push for Public Option?
Wendell Potter, a health insurance executive turned whistleblower, on the GOP failure to repeal Obamacare and what lessons the 2009 defeat of the public option - when Democrats controlled Congress - can offer today.

  March 28, 2017

"Wealthcare" Defeated: Health Care For All Back on the Agenda
National Nurses United co-director Jean Ross says only Medicare for All can provide care for millions who still remain uninsured under the Affordable Care Act

  March 24, 2017

New Provisions Eliminate Healthcare From GOP 'Wealthcare' Bill
As fighting between Trump and the Republican Party leads to a delay of the vote for the GOP health care bill, Moral Mondays leader Rev. William Barber and Bernie Sanders call for the US to adopt a single-payer system

  March 23, 2017

Wealthiest U.S. Households Save Big Under GOP Health Care Bill
PERI's Peter Arno says the elderly, disabled, and the poor would be hardest hit by the repeals of Medicaid expansion and taxes on the rich that fund Medicare

  March 19, 2017

GOP Health Care Plan: Massive Wealth Transfer to Corporations, Military, and the Rich
Democrats failed to advocate for universal coverage, allowing Trump and Republicans to blame rising health care costs on the Affordable Care Act

  March 14, 2017

Battle Over Health Care Reveals Stark Contrast Between Party Self- Reflection
Republicans are engaged in a fierce debate about the future of their party while the Democratic Party appears uninterested in re-examining its identity, argues Bill Curry

  March 13, 2017

GOP's Deadly Obamacare Replacement (2/2)
Healthcare prices rose faster under Bush than under Obamacare, but Medicare for all would be much more cost effective says Jane McAlevey

  March 10, 2017

GOP's Deadly Obamacare Replacement (1/2)
Workers living in right-to-work states would become especially vulnerable to the cost-cutting machinations of the insurance industry, says Jane McAlevey

  March 9, 2017

GOP Health Care Bill Another Bailout for Insurance Companies
National Nurses United's Michael Lighty says the legislation represents a real threat to public health and will create barriers to treatment

  March 8, 2017

Republican Healthcare Plan to Nix States' Ability to Regulate Insurance
Republicans take up the issue of state's rights when it comes to the protection of minorities, but have no problem ignoring it when corporate profits are at stake, says economist Dean Baker

  March 2, 2017

Raising Medicare Eligibility to 67 Would Leave Nearly 2 Million Uninsured
If the ACA is also repealed, nearly 4 million seniors will lose their health insurance, says PERI's Peter Arno

  February 3, 2017

Republican Healthcare Plan: Skimpier, Meaner Obamacare
The Affordable Care Act has become the symbol of a health care status quo that long pre-dated it, but the Democrats refusal to acknowledge the ACA's shortcomings and advocate for a truly universal system cost them many voters, says Dr. Steffi Woolhandler

  January 15, 2017

Investors Bet Big on Trump for Big Pharma
Even with the recent tremendous drop in the stock market, the actual net rise for the pharmaceutical sector is two and a half times positive since the election, says economist Bill Black

  January 15, 2017

How the Repeal of Obamacare Will Further Weaken the Quality of US Healthcare
Repealing the ACA would shrink the customer base for insurance companies, which would respond by investing less in their product, says Donna Smith of the Progressive Democrats of America

  January 6, 2017

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

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