Summary: The recent Lancet webinar on private for-profit ownership of US health care assembled leading experts on this crucial issue. We must – and can –
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Summary: This national survey finds that 21% of privately insured individuals had claims denied in the last year, on top of a similar frequency of denied
Summary: Dr. Glaucomflecken and John Stewart offer a master class on how to concisely convey what’s wrong with US health insurance and why. A dozen 2-minute
Summary: Private for-profit ownership of health care is undermining the health care mission, diverting care resources to shareholder bank accounts. Single payer financing is not enough
Summary: Jon Stewart nails it in a vivid one-minute video: Our government-funded health care benefits private for-profit corporations, especially insurers, at our expense.
America’s F*cked Up
Summary: A new book by mainstream health economists and policymakers argues that we should expand and tinker with Medicare Advantage to save Medicare. But why double
Summary: The man who as a federal policy official drove the privatization of Medicare then jumped to the private sector and profited massively from the changes.
Summary: This summer The American Prospect ran 8 terrific health policy articles, which HJM covers starting today. First up: a blow-by-blow account of the rise of the enormous,
Summary: Our favorite absurdity-revealing ophthalmologist comedian again sinks his teeth into our health insurance morass.
Glaucomflecken Explains: What’s So Special About Teeth?, video, 2 minutes, by Dr.
Summary: Reports from two leading foundations find that older adults – those insured privately and those in Medicare – face huge financial challenges to getting health
Summary: When CMS tried to enforce a 15-year-old rule that insurers cannot charge providers for electronic payments, a former CMS staffer working for a payment intermediary
Summary: The new book “We’ve Got You Covered” offers a laudable prescription for the US: universal free insurance for primary, specialty, and hospital care. However, its