Quote of the Day Category

It has often been said that we cannot enact single payer Medicare for all until Americans agree that health care is a right. This survey shows that 94 percent of adults under 65 already agree that “all Americans should have the right to affordable health care.”

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The Kerner Commission 50 years later

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There was some good news following the release of the Kerner Commission report half a century ago and that was that the nation made gains in addressing some of the social injustices described in the report. The bad news is that we have since regressed and in some ways are worse off.

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We should have learned something from the history of health care reform in this nation since we now have by far the most expensive system but the least efficient considering our deficiencies in coverage, access, equity and affordability. So where are we headed?

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ACA exchange plans are under attack

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This Urban Institute analysis demonstrates once again that the Trump administration has been effective in reducing both the adequacy and prevalence of health insurance coverage.

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Important lessons from Canada

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This two part series on Canada’s health system, published in The Lancet, provides an excellent overview and update on their system. It is closest to the model that single payer advocates in the United States support.

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Today’s Quote of the Day Extra requires no explanation to single payer supporters who understand and support social justice for all. Frank Ticheli’s “An American Elegy” provides us with eleven minutes of contemplation that helps to fine tune our values.

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Exposing the value-based payment meme

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It seems that these days almost every forum or treatise or journal article on health care financing reform begins with the admonition that we must start to pay for the value of health care delivered rather than for the volume, or the quality instead of the quantity.

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What is this “Medicare Extra for All” proposal by the Center for American Progress (CAP), and where does it or should it stand in the movement for health care for all?

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This report further validates previous studies demonstrating administrative excesses in our health care system, especially in billing and insurance related activities. If anything, this new study shows that the administrative costs in time and funds may be even greater than previous studies suggest.

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The Trump administration has released a rule that will allow individuals to purchase a short-term, limited-duration insurance plan for a period less than twelve months, extending the current limit which is less than three months.

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