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!
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