The Future of National Health Insurance: Values, Beliefs, and Reform

The Future of National Health Insurance: Values, Beliefs, and Reform

ROBERT BLENDON: It turns out people who favor Medicare for all are much more critical of the US economic system. People who favor the ACA are much more positive about the USE. So it’s not just how I feel about my doctor and the hospital and insurance. The ACA people are more favorable to employer […]

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The Future of National Health Insurance: Today’s Challenges

The Future of National Health Insurance: Today’s Challenges

SARA COLLINS: After it dropped considerably after the Affordable Care Act’s passage, the uninsured rate in the United States has really– it’s flattened out. It’s really not– we’re not really seeing any gains. And in fact, we’ve seen a little bit of an uptick in the rate. About 27 to 30 million people are currently […]

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Democrats Launch HUGE Ad Campaign Calling Out Republican Greed

Democrats Launch HUGE Ad Campaign Calling Out Republican Greed

Democrats in the House of Representatives have announced a major $1 million ad buy to run ads across this country promoting the fact that Democrats are actually trying to help lower the cost of prescription drugs, while also attacking Republicans in the House of Representatives and the Senate for doing absolutely nothing about the rising […]

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The Future of National Health Insurance: Debates During a U.S. Presidential Election Year

The Future of National Health Insurance: Debates During a U.S. Presidential Election Year

MICHELLE WILLIAMS: Welcome to The Forum, livestreamed worldwide from the Leadership Studio at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. I’m Dean Michelle Williams. The Forum is a collaboration between the Harvard Chan School and Independent News Media. Each program features a panel of experts addressing some of today’s most pressing public health issues. […]

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The Future of National Health Insurance: Could Medicare for All pass?

JOHN MCDONOUGH: I have a huge amount of sympathy for the motivation behind Medicare for All. We have a system that is just failing on so many levels– lower life expectancy three years in a row, extraordinary epidemic of obesity and overweight, gun violence– so many important issues where we are just failing in awful […]

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Another Study Proves Medicare For All Will REDUCE Healthcare Costs & Save Money

Another Study Proves Medicare For All Will REDUCE Healthcare Costs & Save Money

Another new study this time published in the PLOS medicine journal has once again proved that Medicare For All will not only reduce healthcare costs, but will also end up saving us money, sometimes within the first year. Now it may sound like those two things are not the same, but believe me, they actually […]

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The Future of National Health Insurance: Takeaways

The Future of National Health Insurance: Takeaways

MARGOT SANGER-KATZ: I wanted to give each of our panelists an opportunity to give us like one great takeaway from this conversation, something that all of you guys should think about as you go home and that you guys have thought about as a result of this conversation. And, Phil, if you don’t mind me […]

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The Future of National Health Insurance: Medicare for All’s Impact on Hospitals

The Future of National Health Insurance: Medicare for All’s Impact on Hospitals

PHIL ELLIS: Private insurers pay about twice as much to hospitals, nearly twice as much to hospitals as Medicare pays for the same procedure. Primary care doctors are paid actually similarly, but specialists get paid also much more often twice as much if not more. So moving to a Medicare payment base would be a […]

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Big Pharma Just Raised The Prices On Over 200 Drugs

Big Pharma Just Raised The Prices On Over 200 Drugs

On New Year’s Day when most people in this country who were either nursing a hangover, making their resolutions, going and purchasing that gym membership, because this is going to be the year they get in shape. Do you know what the drug companies were doing? They were raising prices on more than 200 different […]

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Lawmakers Admit Lobbyists Helped Write Their Anti-Medicare For All Op-Eds

Lawmakers Admit Lobbyists Helped Write Their Anti-Medicare For All Op-Eds

Three state lawmakers, two Democrats, one Republican have now been forced to admit that. Yeah, a health care industry lobbyist helped write their recent op-eds attacking single payer healthcare and Medicare for all the law makers include Montana state representatives, Cathy Kelker and John Jen- Gross, excuse me. Uh, both Democrats both from the state […]

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