health insurance

A Response to Trump's Demonization of Single Payer Health Care

A Response to Trump’s Demonization of Single Payer Health Care

November 5, 2018

Former health insurance executive Wendell Potter addresses some of the main criticisms of single payer health care, which Republicans and President Trump have been demonizing during the midterm election campaign

Survey of Medical Treatment Wait Times in Canada - Designed to Mislead

Survey of Medical Treatment Wait Times in Canada – Designed to Mislead

November 5, 2018

Republicans, such as Rep. Lloyd Smucker of Pennsylvania, bring up research on the wait times in Canada’s single-payer health care system in order to dismiss progressives’ call for a public health insurance system in the US. But just how reliable are the studies?

Will Trump’s Latest Attack on Obamacare Strike a Death Blow?

February 22, 2018

The new rule would extend short-term insurance plans, circumventing key Obamacare requirements such as covering pre-existing conditions. “The key part of Obamacare was creating a unified insurance market where anyone can get insurance regardless of their heath, and this is destroying that,” says economist Dean Baker

Children’s Health Insurance Program Expire Under GOP Tax Bill

December 7, 2017

Children’s Health Insurance Program Expire Under GOP Tax Bill Nine million children will go without health insurance under the new GOP tax bill says Bill Black, white collar criminologist and former regulator

A Public Option is the Solution to the Un-Affordable Care Premium Jumps

October 27, 2016

Dean Baker of CEPR says if people could buy into a public option, it could seriously mitigate the price hikes

EpiPen Prices Soar Because Our Current System Can’t Restrain Profit- Seeking Corporations

August 24, 2016

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

Republican State Lawmakers’ Refusal to Expand Medicaid Will Result in Thousands of Deaths

January 30, 2014

Dr. Steffie Woolhandler: 8 million Americans will be excluded from the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion.

Japan

May 7, 2013
Critics of the Trans-Pacific Partnership say it’s an attempt to impose an American system on Japan and would threaten Japanese public healthcare system

Unions in America

April 29, 2013
Josh Eidelson: Workers say Walmart scheduling consigns workers to poverty through insufficient hours and wreaks havoc on their personal lives

Why Are People with Health Insurance Going Bankrupt?

March 29, 2013

Dr. Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese: Obama care will not put an end to medical bankruptcies – 80% of people going bankrupt due to healthcare costs had insurance