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
Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris’s universal healthcare bill is a step towards a humane and cost-effective system. Naysayers are denying reality, writes emergency medicine physician Farzon A Nahvi. We pay more than … Continue reading Universal healthcare in the US is possible. We already have proof.
If the name “Max Baucus” rings a bell to you and you’re not a political junkie or Montana resident, it’s probably because he is the gentleman who, as the powerful chairman of … Continue reading Max Baucus, the Guy Who Killed Obamacare’s Public Option, Now Supports Single-Payer
An important fact about the American health care system. Article is about a year old but eye opening. Source: The case of the $629 Band-Aid — and what it reveals about American … Continue reading The case of the $629 Band-Aid — and what it reveals about American health care
Senator John McCain of Arizona, who just this week returned to the Senate after receiving a diagnosis of brain cancer, cast the decisive vote to defeat the G.O.P.’s “skinny repeal” health care … Continue reading John McCain Casts Decisive Health Care Vote?
Key step toward healthcare reform passes thanks in part to John McCain’s return, but shape of final legislation and chances of success remain unclear. Source: Senate Republicans vote to open debate on … Continue reading Senate Republicans vote to open debate on repealing and replacing Obamacare
Centene, one of the largest insurance companies offering coverage under the Affordable Care Act, defied Republican talking points with its tidy profit. Source: Insurance Company’s Profit Indicates Obamacare Isn’t Dead Continue reading Insurance Company’s Profit Indicates Obamacare Isn’t Dead
The U.S. spends more on healthcare than other countries with similar economic status, yet its health outcomes are worse in many ways. These graphics show how. Countries with largest per capita healthcare … Continue reading The U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other country — but not with better health outcomes
There’s no way that spending on innovation accounts for America’s ruinously high medical costs. US health care costs are world’s highest because of waste, or greed, not because of spending so much … Continue reading The World Doesn’t Mooch Off U.S. Health-Care Research
Even Republicans get this bill will make them poorer and less free, but there are a half a trillion dollars and Trump’s presidency riding on its success. An example of politicians listening … Continue reading It’s astounding how unpopular Trumpcare is with GOP voters — but that doesn’t mean it will die