Healthcare

Of Course, Medicare For All would increase Federal Spending…

July 31, 2018

  By Margaret Flowers, Health Over Profit for Everyone. But it would lower the total cost of health care A recent report by the Koch Brothers-funded Mercatus Center at George Mason University found that moving to a National Improved Medicare for All single payer healthcare system would increase federal spending. They analyzed Senator Sanders’ Medicare…

Medicare’s Demise is Not Imminent, But Health Care Costs are Rising Unsustainably

June 6, 2018

The trustees of the Medicare and Social Security trust funds released their annual report and the news was not good because shortfalls will come in eight years. However, it can be fixed because the main problem is uncontrolled healthcare cost increases, says CEPR’s Dean Baker

Defying Union Leadership, West Virginia Teachers Return to the Picket Lines

March 1, 2018

Striking teacher Jay O’Neal says the rank and file rejected a deal struck between union leaders and governor Jim Justice because it lacked concrete action on skyrocketing healthcare costs

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

GOP Tax Plan Would Scrap ‘Individual Mandate’ and Raise Premiums

November 16, 2017

Senate Republicans’ tax reform proposal and their plans to repeal the individual mandate are the “same sort of cynicism,” says economist Dean Baker

Fragmented Health System Paves Way for CVS-Aetna Merger

November 3, 2017

In what is being called the biggest merger in the history of the health insurance industry, CVS is making a $66 billion bid to buy Aetna. We discuss the merger’s potential consequences with author and professor Bill Black

Debate Recap: Sanders Vs. Cruz on Trump’s Tax Plan

October 20, 2017

Senators Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders squared off over a Koch brothers-backed effort to cut taxes for the wealthiest Americans

Nina Turner on Bernie at the Women’s March, Trump’s ACA Sabotage, and More

October 13, 2017

The former Ohio state senator and current president of Our Revolution addresses the controversy over Bernie Sanders’ upcoming speech to the Women’s March convention; Trump’s new sabotage of Obamacare; the finale of “The Nina Turner Show,” and more

Trump’s Obamacare Sabotage Burdens the Sickest

October 12, 2017

President Trump’s new effort to undermine Obamacare through “association plans” would increase the healthcare costs of those who need it most, says Michael Lighty of National Nurses United

Republicans Dealt Another Embarrassing Defeat in Obamacare Repeal

September 27, 2017

Dentist and activist Dr. Javad Aghaloo says the best way to fix Obamacare is by adopting a single-payer, universal healthcare system