Health

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

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

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

Lawmakers and Advocates Call for Lowering Toxic Emissions from Local Incinerator

September 29, 2017

Critics say the lax emission limits allow the incinerator to emit over 1,000 tons of dangerous Nitrous Oxides a year

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

Health Care

September 26, 2017
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is pushing a flawed bill to repeal Obamacare in fear that single payer healthcare is on the horizon

Is Health Care A Commodity Or Right?

September 25, 2017

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese / www.popularresistance.org With just a week left before Congress’ budget reconciliation process ends, the Senate is once again peddling a poorly-thought out plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If Senators vote before the September 30 deadline, they only need 50 votes instead of the filibuster-proof 60 votes to…