Updated 2024

We pay more than any other industrialized country but have the least to show for it both in terms of health and coverage.



The reason I have so many references is to show this is a steadily increasing trend that I continuously update. It is not a vanishing blip on the radar. Failure to deal with this trend will have disastrous consequences for the future. In addition to the documentation below, readers may refer to Trust for American Health for more documentation.

Indications showing this to be true include the United States ranks 28th in life expectancy, both general and infant mortality, cardiovascular mortality rates, cancer mortality rates, longevity, and teen age pregnancy. (39)(67) The largest single cause of bankruptcies is healthcare expenses. Employers pay an average of 3,000 dollars per full time worker (one of the fastest growing costs) which discourages job creation. We need to change this to remain competitive. Consider the ties of the auto industry to health costs. Even in the 1970s General Motors said they paid more for health care costs than steel. After a century of most cars made in the United States being made in Michigan, Michigan was replaced by Ontario, Canada. Why? The health care costs went from 6,500 dollars to 800 dollars per worker. (1)

Controlling costs is the key to offering quality care for all. Since we already pay more than any other industrialized country in the world for health care, this would not involve an increase in expenses. It would in fact save money for both the individual and the government. Taxpayers and individuals cannot afford double digit premium increases year after year.

Overhead and administrative costs for private health insurance run 25% or more vs. 3% for single payer Medicare. A University of California (San Francisco) study found that the United States could save over 161 billion dollars every year in paperwork alone if it switched to a single payer Medicare for all system as Canada has had for over thirty years. (Australia, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, and Taiwan, Province of China have single payer Medicare of all systems. All industrialized countries offer more coverage for less cost than the United States. One documented result of the Medicare for all approach is those countries increase their competiveness by relieving businesses and individuals of health care burdens.)

"In fact, there are numerous "public options" in American life, with many of them rooted deep in the nation's history. In the area of education, there are public schools; in recreation, public parks; in travel, public roads; in fire-fighting, public fire departments; in law enforcement, public police forces; in culture, public libraries; in transportation, public bus and train lines; in mail delivery, the post office; in sanitation, public water supply plumbing, and sewers; in energy, public power; in old-age security, Social Security; in nutrition, public school lunch programs. Where did the notion ever come from that public programs were somehow "un-American"? Even in the disputed area of health care, there exist public hospitals, Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans Administration and the National Institutes of Health." (above paragraph by: Lawrence S. Wittner, t r u t h o u t | Perspective, Thursday 03 September 2009)

A Supreme Court opinion upholding Obamacare summarized nicely. "Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them." The issue should be health care, not artificial subsidies to increase wealth for  health insurance companies.

Rose Roby, a Florida activist, nicely summarized how poor Obamacare is and how little she cared if it was revoked.

"It GUARANTEED that millions of people would be left with no coverage. And it legally obligated the poorest Americans to pay a $600 fine every year they were too poor to buy the exchanges. It literally turns poverty in and of itself into an ILLEGAL act!

In states that took the Medicaid expansion, it left older people who struggle to find any work at all vulnerable to not being able to take part-time employment, which might at least provide a small relief to their poverty, because they would immediately lose their Medicaid if they did so. My best friend in NY has Medicaid and no ability to take part-time work because she's not well enough to lose her insurance.

It provided no protection against employers cutting hours to avoid covering employees. That your employer didn't do that is a very good thing indeed. There are MILLIONS of people who can't say the same.

The exchanges have been a total failure, with only 11% of those covered under Obamacare using them. They're too expensive and have crippling deductibles. Therefore, a vast majority of people who can't get the Medicaid expansion either because they live in a state that doesn't offer it (like Florida) or because they have "too much" money to qualify (see, having part-time work as an example of what counts as too much income) are left with nothing but a tax increase to the tune of $600 a year and risk of being imprisoned for tax evasion if they can't afford to pay it.

The insurance companies found their way around the "pre-existing conditions" rule by making it near impossible to find any doctors who actually take the plans. And more and more insurance companies are leaving the program, which means that the whole "competition" savings is nothing because many states have only one insurance company that participates in the ACA. Before long, they'll have none. There's NOTHING that was written into the law that prevented that from happening.

It got the vast majority of the Democratic Party to support a plan that came from the Republicans and was initially championed by Mitt Romney. Once it's dead and buried, perhaps there will be some call for Universal healthcare again.

So yeah, Obamacare deepened the crisis. You are free to oppose the repeal (which at this point, is all but a guarantee, given that Trump is President and the Republicans rule Congress). But you can call members of Congress and make your voice heard. There are plenty of people who feel the same way as you do. Obviously, I'm not one of them.

As I made clear, I won't lift a finger to save what I view as one of the most draconian federal laws I've ever seen passed in my lifetime."

We are paying a heavy price for standing alone as the only major industrialized country in the world that leaves basic health care entirely to private interests and does not even require the private interests to compete openly in a free market system. Changing does not have to be difficult.
-This could be phased in gradually starting with those aged 55 and older and lowering the age as cost savings add up .
-There are many way to introduce price controls. Medicare for all is the best; a public option would also work.
-To control costs, at the very least medicine should be subject to the Sherman anti-trust Act and health insurance should be made available across state lines like any other industry.

Help make your progressive case by using this documentation which is continuously updated.

1- Fareed Zakaria, “The Post-American World Release 2.0,” (W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2011), 225.
2-By the Numbers: 'Medicare for All' Could Fund Prosperous Future
3-Medicare for All!
4-Single Payer Reality: Vermont Approves Universal Health Care Program
5-Two-thirds of Americans Support Medicare-for-All
6-Single-Payer Health Care
7-France Best, U.S. Worst in Preventable Death Ranking
8-What we're Not Being Told about Paul Ryan's Medicare Plan
9-Republican and Democratic Plans for Medicare and Medicaid Misguided: Push for Privatization Will Accelerate Costs and Deaths
10-Doctors group Greets Single-payer Health Bill in Senate
11-Obama Health Law Unlikely to Stem Medical Bankruptcies
12-Study: 44 million Could Lose Medicaid Coverage under GOP Plan
13-Obama Denies Vermont Healthcare
14-Funding a National Single-Payer System
15-The Cost Of Health Insurance Around The World
16-John Breaux Sees Democrats Embracing Paul Ryan's Plan To 'End Medicare'
17-Administrative Waste Consumes 31 Percent of Health Spending
18-Family Makes Millions Taking in Federal Funds for Failed Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs
19-Income Inequality & Educational ‘Performance’
20-Income Inequality: Physical Health and Life Expectancy
21-Obamacare and SCOTUS: Why are Progressives Celebrating a 54 Billion Dollar Tax Hike on Low-Income Families?
22-Internal Memo Confirms Big Giveaways In White House Deal With Big Pharma
23-Health Care Comparisons
24-Deadly Fallout: How Obama’s Healthcare Law Provides Unaffordable Access to Health Insurance and Fosters Preventable Deaths
25-The Problem With Obama’s Attack on Vouchercare
26-Neoliberalism Kills
27-Per Capita Health Care Spending for One Company in Massachusetts vs. All of Canada
28-Comparative Health Care Costs in Other Countries
29-HMO Overhead vs. Medicare, 2011
30-Obamacare Architect Heads to Big Pharma
31-‘We won’t sell our healthcare’: Madrid rallies against privatized medical
32-Health Insurers Raise Some Rates by Double Digits
33-Internal Memo Confirms Big Giveaways In White House Deal With Big Pharma
34-The true price of Obama's sell out of the public option is starting to be felt.
35-Health Care Hoax
36-Obama cribs from anti-choice playbook to deny patients medicine
37-Obamacare: The cheapest healthcare plan will be $20,000 per year for a family plan
38-Payroll taxes would fund universal health care proposal
39-What's killing America? U.S. ranks 28th in life expectancy (lower than Chile and Greece) while it pays the MOST for health care
40-Where do America’s Most Uninsured States Stand on the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion?
41-Only 2% of individual plans meet "essential health benefit" requirements
42-Universal Neglect: A Failure to Protect Americans’ Health
43-Who Spends The Most Dollars Lobbying Washington, DC?
44-Little hope seen for millions priced out of health overhaul
45-'Obamacare' to drive up health-care premiums? Report sets off firestorm
46-Consumer-directed enrollees do not shop prices
47-While Cutting Medicare Benefits, Obama Bails Out Private Insurance for Seniors
48-White House Trial-Balloons Medicare Cost Increases
49-A Superior System: Single Payer Legislation vs. Affordable Care Act
50-ObamaCare Clusterfuck: Feds to use "consumer reporting agencies" to determine eligibility despite penalty for perjury
51-Redistributive function of Canada's single payer: Publicly Financed Health Care in Canada: Who Pays and Who Benefits Over a Lifetime?
52-Why Are People with Health Insurance Going Bankrupt? - Dr. Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese: Obama care will not put an end to medical bankruptcies - 80% of people going bankrupt due to healthcare costs had insurance
53-Rate Shock: In California, Obamacare To Increase Individual Health Insurance Premiums By 64-146%
54-Canadians Pay Taxes for Universal Health Care, and Now They're Richer Than Us
55-Countries with Universal Health Care
56-ObamaCare Clusterfuck: Will the exchanges be able to prevent the insurance companies from gaming actuarial value?
57-ObamaCare’s Relentless Creation of Second-Class Citizens (Part II)
58-Piracy Is Alive and Well in Maine by Lynn M. Petrovich
59-Mourn Those Killed by Health Insurance Greed
60-What Sweden Can Tell Us About Obamacare
61-Administration to Let Employers Avoid Mandate by Offering Worthless Insurance
62-Canadians Pay Taxes for Universal Health Care, and Now They're Richer Than Us
63-Concord: Half of call center jobs will be part-time
64-Obama admin delays major requirement of health law
65-Obama Negotiates Cuts to Medicare as the Program Reaches its 48th Anniversary
66-On the News With Thom Hartmann: Another Key Provision of Obamacare Meant to Protect Consumers Is Being Delayed, and More
67-The USA is 27th in Health Care (chart)
68-Vermont "single-payer;" one more Democratic Party hoax and a fraud just like Barack Obama
69-U.S. Top of List for First-Day Deaths in Rich Nations: More babies die on their first day of life in the United States than in any other industrialized country.
70-Vermont Poised to Become 1st State to Enact Single-Payer Healthcare
71-A single-payer system, like Medicare, is the cure for America's ailing healthcare

72-A List of Countries with Universal Healthcare and how long they have had it

73-Grand Theft Health Insurance
74-The ACA is the wrong direction; Time for Medicare For All

75-Healthcare Isn't A Free Market, It's A Giant Economic Scam

76-Medicaid expansion means jobs, jobs, jobs -- and health care for the working poor (Joey Kennedy)

77-Obamacare architect leaves White House for pharmaceutical industry job: Few people embody the corporatist revolving door greasing Washington as purely as Elizabeth Fowler

78-Single Payer Advocate Quentin Young: Passing Obamacare Worse than Doing Nothing

79-The ACA is the Wrong Direction, Time for Medicare for All

80-The Democratic Party’s deceitful game - They are willing to bravely support any progressive bill as long as there's no chance it can pass

82-Time to prescribe single-payer health insurance: Amy Goodman

83-Texas’ Other Death Penalty: A Galveston medical student describes life and death in the so-called safety net.

84-Are Deaths Due to Lack of Health Insurance Seriously Underestimated?

85-Bait and switch: How the “public option” was sold

86-Health Costs: How the U.S. Compares With Other Countries

87-Krugman, on ObamaCare, Gets the Wrong Worm

88-Medicare’s Rollout vs. Obamacare’s Glitches Brew

89-Michael Olenick: Comprehensive Review of ObamaCare Plans Reveals Not Only High Cost for Atrocious Coverage, but Also Apparent Violations of ACA Requirements

90-ObamaCare Enriches Only The Health Insurance Giants and Their Shareholders

91-Obamacare is Doomed by Its Internal Logic

92-Obamacare vs. Single Payer - Top 10 Things the ACA Gave Us vs. the Top Ten We Gave Up


93-ObamaCare, TINA, Medical Ethics, and the Health Care Economist

94-Obamacare: The Biggest Insurance Scam in History

95-Paul Krugman’s Shocking, Revisionist, and Obscurantist Views on Single Payer

96-Obama administration seeks to reduce cases of cancer in US…by changing the definition of cancer
97-Reply to critics of “Bait and switch: How the ‘public option’ was sold”

98-Report: Obama administration knew millions would be forced to change insurance

99-The Obamacare Disaster and the Poison of Party Loyalty

100-The White House Fable Factory

101-Throw out Obamacare? Yes, and give us a single-payer system.

102-Backroom Fix: How Eight Democrats Denied Health Plans to Hundreds of Thousands of Californians

103-Barack Obama: Hypocrisy on Health Care

104-Center for Public Integrity on the Medicare Advantage Money Grab

105-Do the Math: Obamacare Won't Change the Number of Uninsured

106-Dr Flowers Explains Obamacare Conscientious Objection

107-Healthcare Redlining

108-Hillary Clinton Likes Obamacare, And Opposes Single-Payer Health Insurance

109-Hillary Clinton, Pre-2016, Gingerly Addresses ObamaCare Debacle, Supports “Evidence-Based” Changes

110-Indonesia launches world's largest health insurance system

111-It’s Official: the US has the Worst Health Care System on the Planet - An immoral, redundant, crass, bloated, discriminating Freak Show

112-Medical Price Gouging and Waste Are Skyrocketing

113-More lies from Obama on Obamacare

114-More Problems With "Obamacare"

115-New Obamacare Loophole Shows Failure of For-Profit Health System: Critics - 'This new rule to limit payments for needed medical procedures is a reminder of everything that is wrong with our profit-driven healthcare system.'

116-Obama Makes Surprise Reversal On Obamacare

117-Critics Call Obama Funding Plan For Health Insurer Losses A 'Bailout'

118-Obamacare Clusterfuck: Some premiums to double in 2014

119-ObamaCare Clusterfuck: Supplemental private insurance emerges to cover the high out-of-pocket costs of ObamaCare's insurance

120-Obamacare Continues to Unravel as Obama Kicks the Can for Capital–Again

121-ObamaCare Post-Victory Lap Cooldown

122-ObamaCare Roundup: Random Rates and Narrow Networks

123-Obamacare: The Final Payment–Raiding the Assets of Low-Income and Poor Americans

124-Obamacare's Empty Victory

Obamacare’s Empty Victory
Obamacare’s Empty Victory

125-ObamaSwindleCare: The Final Payment

126-Romneycare and Obamacare Differ Only in Inconsequential Ways

127-Sick Inside Our Broken Health System with that Old Familiar Terror in My Gut

128-The Affordable Care Act keeps insurance companies as middleman between patients and doctors: Ursula Rozum

129-The U.S. Has The Most Expensive And Least Effective Health Care In The Developed World

130-U.S. health care system ranks lowest in international survey

131-US Health Care Costs Again Rising, Not Slowing

132-Was the ACA ‘politically feasible’?

133-What a Functional Health Care System Looks Like

134-‘Medicare for All’ would cover everyone, save billions in first year: new study - Economist says Canadian-style, single-payer health plan would reap huge savings from reduced paperwork and from negotiated drug prices, enough to pay for quality coverage for all – at less cost to families and businesses

135-8 facts (and graphs) that explain what’s wrong with American health care

136-Nearly 40% of Americans didn't seek health care due to high costs in 2013

137-Health Insurance CEO Compensation

138-Feds stop public disclosure of many serious hospital errors

139-Songs for the 99

140-Medicare for All Print Ad

141-NY Times Reporter Confirms Obama Made Deal to Kill Public Option

142-The Freedoms of a Single Payer Health Program

143-Sticker Shock: How Big Pharma Gouges the American Public

144-70% of new healthcare coverage has been due to Medicaid

145-Unions Can Lead the Struggle for Single-Payer Health Care

146-Universal Single Payer Health Care For All Newsletter

147-8 facts that explain what’s wrong with American health care

148-As Medicaid Rolls Swell, Cuts in Payments to Doctors Threaten Access to Care

149-Growth of Physicians and Administrators 1970 - 2009

150-Vermont Governor Unilaterally Denies 'Single Payer' Health Care

151-Obamacare Counselor: "On the Surface, People Have Choices. But It's a Complete Farce"

152-This 88-year-old doctor treats the poor out of his Toyota Camry. Mississippi wants to punish him for it.

153-Would You Buy An Obamamobile From This Man?   by Howard Wait  “A majority, or 64%, of Americans don't have enough cash on hand to handle a $1,000 emergency expense.”

154-A Diagnosis: Five Years In – How’s the Affordable Care Act Doing?

155-The Coverage Gap: Uninsured Poor Adults in States that Do Not Expand Medicaid – An Update

156-How Much Is Your Arm Worth? Depends On Where You Work - Each state determines its own workers’ compensation benefits, which means workers in neighboring states can end up with dramatically different compensation for identical injuries.

157-Income Inequality Is Costing the U.S. on Social Issues

158-Vermont Activists Battle Democratic Governor for Single-Payer Health Care

159-Why pregnant women in Mississippi keep dying

160-44% of Covered California customers report difficulty paying premiums

161-America’s health care system is still broken: Why single-payer is the only thing that will ever fix it

162-Bill Moyers Essay: Everyone Should Be Entitled to Medicare

163-Cost Comparison: Fossil Fuel Subsidies vs. Health Care

164-For-profit hospitals mark up prices by more than 1,000 percent because there's nothing to stop them

165-Free market ideology doesn't work for health care

166-Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

167-Health Care Costs

168-Health Insurance Industry Eats Competition

169-Healthcare 'Oligopoly Wave' Continues As Anthem Gobbles Cigna - Human rights campaigners say mega consolidation will erode healthcare access and hike prices, illustrating deep problems with for-profit model

170-Healthcare Insurance Pigs Soaking Americans With Secret 20%-40% Rate Increases on Obamacare

171-Leaked: What’s in Obama’s trade deal - Is the White House going to bat for Big Pharma worldwide?

172-Robert Reich: Single payer healthcare is the only way - The former secretary of labor on the dangers of health insurance mergers in the wake of SCOTUS' Obamacare ruling

173-Subsidies Upheld, But Health Needs Still Unmet

174-The Post-Launch Problem: The Affordable Care Act’s Persistently High Administrative Costs

175-U.S. Healthcare Ranked Dead Last Compared To 10 Other Countries

176-Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: December 2015

177-‘I Am Drowning.’ The Voices of People With Medical Debt.

178-Even Insured Face Crushing Medical Debt

179-Harkin: We should have done single payer health reform

180-Critics say high deductibles make insurance ‘unaffordable’

181-Hillary Clinton Declares War on Single-Payer Health Care

182-Hillary Clinton: Single-payer health care will "never, ever" happen

183-How Corporations Killed Medicine

184-Income Inequality Is a Health Hazard – Even For The Rich

185-Healthcare Worldwide

186-Medical Bills Are the Biggest Cause of US Bankruptcies: Study

187-Medicare for all can be obtained

188-Obama Wasn't Forced To Take Single Payer Off the Table - He CHOSE to do so!

189-Media Attacking Single-Payer Are Getting Paid Under Current Health System

190-NYT Rounds Up ‘Left-Leaning Economists’ for a Unicorn Hunt

191-PBS Newshour Lies About Single-Payer Health Care

192-Single Payer System Cost?

193-The Trouble with For-Profit Healthcare: Even the Insured Face Mountains of Debt: New data outlines 'wide range of consequences and sacrifices' made by insured Americans who face burdensome medical bills

194-U.S. Health Care Ranked Worst in the Developed World - The U.S. ranks worst among 11 wealthy nations in terms of “efficiency, equity and outcomes" despite having the world's most expensive health care system

195-What the US — And Bernie Sanders — Can Learn From Canada's Single-Payer Health Care System

196-Utah man dies in police custody after being jailed for $2,400 unpaid medical bill

197-Affordability: The Most Urgent Health Reform Issue For Ordinary Americans

198-‘You want a description of hell?’ OxyContin’s 12-hour problem

199-‘We Need Fundamental Changes’: U.S. Doctors Call for Universal Healthcare

200-US Doctors Call for Universal Healthcare: "Abolish the Insurance Companies"

201-2000+ Doctors Declare: "It's Time for Single Payer to be Back on the Table" - 'We can continue down this harmful path or we can embrace the long-overdue remedy that we know will work: a publicly financed, nonprofit, single-payer system that covers everybody.'

202-Destroying Medicare to Save ObamaCare: Hillary Clinton’s “Public Option” Plan

203-Establishment Dems Fight to Defeat 'Medicare-for-All' in Colorado: Pro-Clinton Democrats join Big Pharma and state Republicans in fighting to defeat first-in-the-nation ballot measure for statewide single-payer plan

204-Florida kicks 9,000 chronically ill, disabled kids out of healthcare system

205-House Democrats Push Back On Obama Plan To Cut Drug Prices - A fight over drug prices is entering a new phase.

206-No. Obamacare isn’t killing the insurance industry. As health carriers blame losses on Obamacare, their stocks gains continue to be 'yuge,' thanks to one great customer: Uncle Sam

207-NPR and Harvard Say: Obamacare Is a Complete Failure

208-Obama’s Health Care Boasts

209-Obamacare: The Neoliberal Model Comes Home to Roost in the United States—If We Let It

210-Obamacare isn’t enough: Physicians explain why America needs single-payer universal health care

211-Obamacare Tax Increases Hit Millions This Month

212-Pope Declares Healthcare ‘Universal Right,’ Not VIP Privilege

213-Sex Education and Healthcare

214-The Urban Institute’s Attack On Single Payer: Ridiculous Assumptions Yield Ridiculous Estimates

215-They’re sicker, plus ACA enrollees cost more in care, major insurer finds

216-Pharma CEO: We’re in Business of Shareholder Profit, Not Helping the Sick

217-Why American doctors are calling for Canadian-style medicare - At a time doctors to the south are looking to Canada for answers, we are at risk of losing the health advantage we have

218-Sex Education and Abortion in the United States and elsewhere

219-Aetna Drops Obamacare In Most States

220-Aetna, Obamacare and health insurers’ 10 dirty secrets

221-America’s health care prices are out of control. These 11 charts prove it.

222-As Health Care Implodes, Health Care Companies Boom

223-California Obamacare rates to rise 13% in 2017, more than three times the increase of last two years

224-As medical costs overwhelm, more people turn to crowdfunding sites for help

225-Cory Booker and 12 Other Dems Just Stopped Bernie Sanders’ Amendment to Lower Prescription Drug Costs - You'll never guess who gives them money.

226-Democrats, Including Bernie Sanders, Won’t Fight for Medicare for All

227-Departure of Health Insurers From Exchanges Demonstrates Need for Single Payer, Says Advocate

228-Diabetes Patients Are Losing Limbs And Sight Because They Can’t Afford Insulin

229-Even Insured Can Face Crushing Medical Debt, Study Finds

230-Fully Insured Woman Saddled With Thousands Of Dollars In Medical Debt

231-Harvard Study Finally Admits Drug Prices are High Because Govt Grants Big Pharma a Monopoly

232-Insurer Exits From Obamacare Turn Few Choices Into None

233-Is Obamacare really affordable? Not for the middle class

234-Jimmy Carter: We Could Have Had Health Care Reform in 1970s

235-American Healthcare: American Genocide

236-Don't Be Fooled By Profiteers Option

237-NPR and Harvard Say: Obamacare Is a Complete Failure

238-Obama is gutting Medicare

239-Obamacare “architect” Johnathan Gruber: Increase the Obamacare fines to force young people into enrollment

240-Obamacare Penalty For Not Having Healthcare To Double Alongside Premium Hikes

241-ObamaCare Rate Shocks Are Here, And They're Getting Worse

242-Private Insurance Companies Are Destroying Affordable Health Care  

243-These Patients Are Covered by Obamacare But Can’t Afford Treatment

244-Studies Link Cancer Patients' Survival Time To Insurance Status

245-Taking a Wrench to Healthcare

246-The Obama Legacy Part 1: Profits for the Monopolies, Healthcare for Those Who Can Afford it

247-The Obamacare Death Spiral

248-The Pharma 13—Never Forget Who They Are

249-Time For the Real Left To Double Down on Single Payer Medicare For All

250-U.S. Health Care Ranked Worst and Most Expensive In Developed World

251-U.S. Healthcare is a Global Outlier, and Not in a Good Way

252-Unemployment kills: 1 in 5 suicides is associated with unemployment

253-Uninsured rate drops, but medical expenses still drag millions into poverty

254-US Doctors Call For Universal Healthcare: “Abolish the Insurance Companies”

255-Julia Williams on Healthcare and Economics

256-Why a Single-Payer Health Care System is Inevitable - Major insurers are bailing on Obamacare. It's time for something new.

257-Medicare for All: A Prescription for What Ails Us

258-Democratic Superdelegate, in Room Full of Health Insurance Executives, Laughs Off Prospect of Single Payer

259-US Health System Ranks Last Among Eleven Countries on Measures of Access, Equity, Quality, Efficiency, and Healthy Lives

260-Response to Nation Article on Single Payer: Improved Medicare for All is the Solution 1

261-Medicare Halts Release of Much-Anticipated Data: The government had planned to share data with researchers on patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage health plans. Then, suddenly, it didn’t.

262-How hospitals got richer off Obamacare: After fending off challenges to their tax-exempt status, the biggest hospitals boosted revenue while cutting charity care.

263-For-Profit Health Care Used To Be Illegal

264-The Real Reason The Elites Keep Killing Single-Payer

265-California Health Care Fight May Show Democratic Party Future In Trump Era

266-6 Ways This Ivy League University Is Acting Like a PR Firm for Junk Food, GMOs and Pesticides - Consumers lose when professors get their marching orders from Big Ag and Big Food.

267-Big Pharma Firm Gets Slap on the Wrist for Medicaid Fraud

268-Broken, repetitive funding process endangers Americans’ health

269-Doctors Back Single Payer

270-Georgians facing huge health premium hikes in 2018

271-Insurance companies charge patients more in co-pays than medicines actually cost, study finds

272-US Life Expectancy Drops 2nd Year in a Row

273-Newsletter: Is Health Care A Commodity Or Right?

274-NIH Quietly Shelves Gun Research Program

275-U.S. Health Care Ranked Worst in the Developed World

276-The American Healthcare System Shows Why We Can’t Trust Free Market Ideologues

277-These Are 3 of the Most Dangerous Opponents of Universal Healthcare - An estimated 45,000 people dying a year because of a lack of healthcare and sick people have GoFundMe pages.

278-Alex Azar, Trump’s HHS Pick, Has Already Been a Disaster for People With Diabetes - While he was at Eli Lilly, the company more than tripled the price of its best-selling insulin.

279-The stupidity of Trumpcare: Government will spend $33 billion more to cover 8.9 million fewer Americans, as premiums soar

280-Trump Administration Is Aggressively Defunding Pregnancy Prevention Programs

281-Drugmakers Blamed for Blocking Generics Have Jacked Up Prices and Cost the US Billions

282-Kentucky Enflames The Republican War On Science To A New Level

283-The Astonishingly High Administrative Costs of U.S. Health CareHidden from view: The complexity of the system comes with costs that aren’t obvious but that we all pay.

284-The Tragedy of the Healthcare Data Commons - Once the system can discriminate on a multitude of data points, the commons collapses.

285-Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers on Medicare-for-All

286-Single Payer Is Actually a Huge Bargain - It would save both dollars and lives compared to our current system.

287-Health-Care Companies Pour $46.7 Million Into Midterm Vote

288-A Nobel Prize-winning physicist sold his medal for $765,000 to pay medical bills - Only in America.

289-Koch-Backed Think Tank Finds That “Medicare for All” Would Cut Health Care Spending and Raise Wages. Whoops.

290-Trust for America's Health   This organization is an ally of the New Progressive Alliance. "Trust for America’s Health promotes optimal health for every person and community and makes the prevention of illness and injury a national priority."

291-Health Insurance Coverage Eight Years After the ACA   Fewer Uninsured Americans and Shorter Coverage Gaps, But More Underinsured

292-U.S. Health Care Ranked Worst in the Developed World

293-The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change: The Lancet Commission report

294-What Socialized Medicine Would Mean for Your Health

295-Woman says her son couldn't afford his insulin – now he's dead

296-'Easy to Pay for Something That Costs Less': New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years - "Medicare for All promises a system that is fairer, more efficient, and vastly less expensive than America's bloated, monopolized, over-priced and under-performing private health insurance system."

297-'Our System Kills People': 27-Year-Old Diabetic Man Latest to Die in US Amid Skyrocketing Cost of Insulin - "This is policy murder: Josh Wilkerson is dead because pharmaceutical companies sought to profit from his illness and federal regulators did nothing."

298-72 Percent of All Rural Hospital Closures Are in States That Rejected the Medicaid Expansion

299-Canadian Insulin

300-Both politicians and voters need to accept this uncomfortable truth about U.S. health care

301-California Offers A Lesson In Why ‘Medicare For All’ Would Be So Difficult - Hospitals won a big round in the fight over surprise billing legislation. And it’s just a hint of what they can do.

302-Family says 21-year-old son died rationing insulin - The price of insulin is costing some people who can't afford it their lives.

303-High-Deductible Health Policies Linked To Delayed Diagnosis And Treatment

304-Americans Are Putting Off Medical Treatments Because They Can't Pay - A new study looks at how people cope with unplanned health-care expenses.

305-How deregulation led to the opioid epidemic

306-Is Medicare for All ‘disruptive’? Not more than medical bankruptcy or death

307-Medicare for All Would Cut Poverty by Over 20 Percent

308-'Absolutely Disastrous': Progressives Furious as Fellow Democrats Push Funding Cut for Health Clinics That Serve 30 Million Americans - "If Democrats were serious about protecting every American's right to healthcare, this plan wouldn't even be on the table."

309-PhRMA Is Funding a Democratic Think Tank Trying to Derail Medicare for All

310-New study finds 45,000 deaths annually linked to lack of health coverage - Uninsured, working-age Americans have 40 percent higher death risk than privately insured counterparts

311-Republicans' refusal to expand Medicaid had a cost: 15,000 deaths - Fourteen GOP-led states decided not to expand Medicaid access under Obamacare. So people died who didn't have to

312-Study: Almost half of new cancer patients lose their entire life savings

313-U.S. Health Care Ranked Worst in the Developed World

314-The cost of diabetes drugs is causing more Americans to skip their meds

315-U.S. Has The Worst Rate Of Maternal Deaths In The Developed World

316-WaPo Doesn’t Want Voters to Know Medicare for All Will Cut Their Health Costs

317-'I Felt Americans Needed to Know': Insurance Industry Whistleblower Gives Glimpse of Effort to Crush Medicare for All - "The business model of for-profit health insurance depends on denying care to people who need it. These corporations can't be reasoned with, only defeated."

318-How Judges Kill: Sealing Corporate Records Showing Destructive Behavior Based on Dubious “Trade Secret” Claims

319-‘There’s Never Been More Attention on the Ills of Profit-Motivated Pharmaceutical Production’

320-91% of Peer-Reviewed Papers Find Medicare for All Would Save Public Money, Cover Everyone   An analysis of peer-reviewed scientific papers found overwhelming consensus in the conclusion that Medicare for All would indeed save the American taxpayer money.

321-Almost half of cancer patients in the US deplete entire life assets by second year of treatment

322-'If you’re poor, you’re dead': Video shows British are astonished at U.S. health care costs

323-Corporate Media Ignores How Privatization of US Hospitals Explains Lack of Beds, Ventilators - The politics of healthcare and Covid19 provide ample reasons for anger—toward corporate healthcare and the corporate media so oblivious to their exploitation.

324-Dad in Kansas Jailed Over Medical Debt from Son’s Leukemia Treatments and Wife’s Seizures

325-Democrats Are Handing Donald Trump The Keys To The Country

326-Economists conclude that Medicare for All (M4A) could be considerably less expensive than the current healthcare finance system

327-Florida’s refusal to expand Medicaid cost 2,800 deaths, report says

328-Harvard Study Shows Even Americans With Insurance Can't Afford Care  "When so many people can't get the care they need even when they have insurance coverage, it says that insurance is not doing what it is supposed to do: ensure that healthcare is affordable when you need it."

329-I’m A Doctor. The U.S. Response To Coronavirus Has Been Nothing Short Of Criminal.  “With every crucial delay, with every blunder and misstep, the toll is going to be measured in lives lost.”

330-If Americans understood how absurd our system is, we'd all be demanding universal healthcare

331-Iowa Medicaid's per-member cost increases nearly triple since privatization

332-Medicare for all would save $600 billion a year in administrative costs

333-Democrats Team Up With Trump to Maintain Disastrous Healthcare System

334-More than a third of U.S. healthcare costs go to bureaucracy

335-Our nativist freakout about China hides the real origin of the coronavirus. It’s political, global, and made in the USA.  We’re facing something that's more difficult than a medical emergency. We’re facing a political fight against the most powerful corporations in the world.

336-New study finds 45,000 deaths annually linked to lack of health coverage  Uninsured, working-age Americans have 40 percent higher death risk than privately insured counterparts

337-Now Is The Time To Win National Improved Medicare For All

338-A new study reveals the US could save $600 billion in administrative costs by switching to a single-payer, Medicare For All system

339-Study: Almost half of new cancer patients lose their entire life savings

340-U.S. Health Care Ranked Worst in the Developed World

341-Sweden Provides Free Higher Education, Universal Healthcare, Free Daycare — Why Can’t the U.S.?

342-Taxpayers Paid Millions To Design A Low-Cost Ventilator For A Pandemic

343-The World Health Organization declares war on the out of control price of insulin

344-This is America: Where People Go To Jail For Unpaid Medical Bills

345-How profit and incompetence delayed N95 masks while people died - Federal agencies have hired contractors with no experience to find respirators and masks

346-How Did the U.S. End Up with Nurses Wearing Garbage Bags? A Silicon Valley C.E.O., Jared Kushner, and the race to get P.P.E. for America’s hospitals.

347-Trump Is Haggling Over Ventilator Prices While Coronavirus Patients Die

348-Trump Told Governors to Buy Own Virus Supplies, Then Outbid Them

349-Unsanitized: Covidien’s Story Is Corporate America’s Story

350-US experiencing most cases of gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis in recorded history, new CDC report says - Sexually transmitted infections had been declining for decades starting in 1941

351-US health system costs four times more to run than Canada's single-payer system

352-USA ranked 27th in the world in education and healthcare — down from 6th in 1990 - America continues to tread water in healthcare and education while other countries have enacted reforms to great effect.

353-What strong economy? Health care costs are destroying American families  Can we afford universal health care? A mounting burden of medical debt suggests we can't afford not to have it

354-Yale Study Says Medicare for All Would Save U.S. $450 Billion, Prevent Nearly 70,000 Deaths a Year

355-The health care scare - "I sold Americans a lie about Canadian medicine. Now we’re paying the price."

356-Yale Study Says Medicare for All Would Save U.S. $450 Billion, Prevent Nearly 70,000 Deaths a Year

357-The Political Branding of COVID-19: A Narrative Explained by President Trump’s Five Stages of Grief

358-22 studies agree: 'Medicare for All' saves money

359-Hmmm... Sounds familiar...

360-Prescription Drugs in US Are Quadruple What They Cost Elsewhere, Report Finds

361-A New Study Says Trump’s Health Care Policies Killed Tens of Thousands of Americans - The report outlines the devastating effects of Trump’s presidency on public health.

362-Big Pharma Firms Spent More Enriching Investors Than on R&D: Report

363-I'm An ICU Doctor And I Cannot Believe The Things Unvaccinated Patients Are Telling Me

364-Biden Hikes Medicare Prices And Funnels Profits to Private Insurers - The largest-ever Medicare premium increase will pad the pockets of insurance executives who donated millions to the president’s election campaign.

365-The Latest For-Profit "Advantage" Assault on Medicare Exposed

366-Sick and struggling to pay, 100 million people in the U.S. live with medical debt

367-When Private Equity Takes Over a Nursing Home - After an investment firm bought St. Joseph’s Home for the Aged, in Richmond, Virginia, the company reduced staff, removed amenities, and set the stage for a deadly outbreak of COVID-19.

368-Press coverage of declining U.S. life expectancy evades the truth about class

369-U.S. Health Care from a Global Perspective, 2022: Accelerating Spending, Worsening Outcomes

370-The $20 Billion Scam At The Heart Of Medicare Advantage

371-The Impact of Chronic Underfunding on America’s Public Health System: Trends, Risks, and Recommendations, 2023

372-After Promising to Make Government Health Care Data More Accessible, the Biden Administration Now Wants to Clamp Down










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