Health

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?

Trump Administration Allowing States to Kick People off Medicaid

Trump Administration Allowing States to Kick People off Medicaid

September 26, 2018

In a blatant reversal of Obamacare policy, of adding people to Medicaid, the Trump administration is allowing states to kick them off Medicaid by imposing new requirements to receive benefits

Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Prices Could Be Key Election Issue

Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Prices Could Be Key Election Issue

September 19, 2018

Maryland’s Democratic nominee for governor Ben Jealous has backed a proposal to reign in drug prices, while advocates say incumbent Larry Hogan has helped drug makers

Two Doctors Laid Off From Pediatric Hospital Speak Out

June 15, 2018

On the Marc Steiner Show, two doctors who worked at Franklin Square Pediatric Hospital talk about how the loss of the hospital will affect the communities it served

US Movement for Single-Payer Health Care Grows, with Historic NY Bill

June 11, 2018

As the demand for single-payer health care in the US becomes mainstream, the New York Health Act could lead the way. TRNN’s Ben Norton speaks with Ursula Rozum of Physicians for a National Health Program, who says NY state could soon adopt a universal system

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

Trump’s Pharma First Drug Plan

May 31, 2018

Trump’s plan for lowering the cost of drugs is to make citizens of other countries pay more for their drugs; it’s perverse says Economist Dean Baker

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

Bernie Sanders – Medicare for All National Town Hall

January 23, 2018

Bernie Sanders on Medicare for All