The United States ranked sixth in the world for healthcare and education in 1990, but has since fallen behind its peers. This is partly the result of reduced and poorly allocated funds … Continue reading US ranks 27th for healthcare and education, down from sixth place in 1990
The U.S. will cost you the most for treatment, both in absolute terms and relative to average incomes, while life expectancy of Americans — about 79 years — was exceeded by more … Continue reading The US spends more per healthcare than any country but one, yet it ranks 25th in life expectancy!
Where the Koch brothers see government tyranny, most Americans see common-sense solutions to basic problems, it turns out. Funny how these Koch brother studies lately have been finding out that the people … Continue reading The Koch Brothers Commissioned a Survey of Americans and Found Most Like a $15 Minimum Wage, Free College, and Universal Health Care
A lobby group approached a raft of candidates for a Democratic congressional primary in Hawaii — then prepared internal dossiers on their positions. The power of money in politics. Source: Health Care … Continue reading Health Care Lobbyists Secretly Secure Democrats’ Opposition to “Medicare for All,” Internal Documents Show
Americans can’t afford not to have Medicare For All. Proposed funding sources for M4A include a 4% income tax, which means a family of four earning $75,000 per year would pay an additional $2,000 in taxes after taking a standard deduction. But that family would no longer pay an invisible tax of … Continue reading The Kochs helped fund an attack on ‘Medicare for All.’ It still concluded the plan would save us trillions
A Koch brothers-backed economist makes a $3 trillion error, but still finds that “Medicare for All” reduces costs and boosts wages. They conclude that it will actually save trillions of dollars! Nice. … Continue reading Koch-Backed Think Tank Finds That “Medicare for All” Would Cut Health Care Spending and Raise Wages. Whoops.
Americans paid twice as much as Canadians for health care, but they didn’t get twice the benefit, in fact they died sooner, according to a new study of patients with advanced colorectal … Continue reading Same cancer, worse results and twice the cost in the US – CNN
President Trump woke up this morning and fired off a tweet criticising Democrats who “are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system … Continue reading An American Uses Britain’s NHS
Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase on Tuesday announced plans to partner on ways to cut health care costs and improve services for U.S. employees. Something the government should be doing, but … Continue reading Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase to partner on US employee health care
The president’s announcement of an emergency over the opioid epidemic may be more symbolic, with no plan to assign money for state’s proposed measures In other words, this does nothing except allow … Continue reading Trump to declare health emergency over opioids but no new funds to help
The national debt is not what we currently owe but what we currently own Put simply, the commercial bank circuit serves private needs while the government circuit serves collective needs. The bank … Continue reading Is world-leading NHS healthcare an affordable proposition?
All this week, Splinter is talking to healthcare experts about what advocates for a single payer system can learn from the National Health Service in my home country, the United Kingdom. Yesterday, … Continue reading “It’s Always Cheaper to Let People Die”: Lessons From the NHS