A shift toward a single-payer Medicare For All system in US healthcare could be a potential balm to the system’s current admin cost crisis. When people ask how much it’s going to cost, this is part of the answer – at least $600 Billion a year less than it currently costs. Source: … Continue reading New Study – Single-payer system could save US $600 billion in administrative costs
A New York woman worried that her sore throat might be strep, so she went to the doctor to have it checked out. Then came the bill — with a price tag similar to a small SUV. A throat swab that a doctor billed *over $28K* and the insurance company paid $25K … Continue reading $25,000 for a Sore Throat Swab – Health News : NPR
According to new research, the average American’s life expectancy has once again gone down, despite the nation’s billion-dollar health care system. And the cause appears to be the worsening inequality. Source: US life expectancy has declined for the third year in a row – Business Insider Continue reading US life expectancy has declined for the third year in a row – Business Insider
The causes of burnout include unmanageable work loads, inadequate technology, and a lack of support. The endless pursuit of profits in our healthcare system is not resulting in wealthy, happy doctors. Source: Nurses, doctors face burnout due to healthcare system – Business Insider Continue reading Nurses, doctors face burnout due to healthcare system
JFK Argues for Universal Healthcare in 1962 Source: (315) JFK’S “HEALTH CARE” SPEECH FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN (MAY 20, 1962) – YouTube Continue reading JFK Argues for Universal Healthcare in 1962 (MAY 20, 1962)
Two decades of public health improvements have stalled, says IPPR thinktank What’s even more appealing is that there was no need for the cuts in funding. Source: Austerity to blame for 130,000 … Continue reading Austerity to blame for 130,000 ‘preventable’ UK deaths – report | The Guardian
Americans pay the highest drug prices in the world for absolutely no good reason. The drug companies will tell you that it’s because American consumers are financing “innovation,” but the real reason … Continue reading Big Pharma Gives Big Money to the Senators Who Will Question Drug Company CEOs Today
The school official said she was worried the 15-year-old student “would be placed in a foster home.” It’s a shame that our system is such that a woman like this can be … Continue reading Indiana school official arrested for using her own health insurance to help a sick student
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 These Are the Economies With the Most (and Least) Efficient Health Care | Bloomberg
The women, from Ithaca, raised $12,500 so a nonprofit organization could forgive the past-due bills of about 1,300 state residents. It only cost them $12,500 to erase $1.5M in medical debts. That … Continue reading 2 New Yorkers Erased $1.5 Million in Medical Debt for Hundreds of Strangers
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!
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