AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File A CVS Pharmacy in Brooklyn, New York L eftists have long desired a single-payer health-care system. The way concentration is going in the health-care industry, they may just get it, in the worst possible manner. On Sunday, CVS announced they would purchase Aetna in a $69 billion deal. Show More Summary
IN AMERICA, YOU CELEBRATE BONUSES: In Above the Law, we bitch about health care. Here's Proskauer in the crappy benefits barrel. I REALLY WANT PEOPLE TO CARE THAT SCOTUS DENIED CERT: If the Supreme Court isn't going to stop gun regulation, we should have more gun regulation. Show More Summary
Whether by design or by necessity, it appears that single payer is inevitable. Economic reality demands it. Some external force needs to be applied to counter the cost of rapidly expanding medical technology coupled with the political and legal pressure to make that technology available to as many people as possible, regardless of their ability […]
Canada’s single payer system is not functioning as well as SP boosters like to think. It rations by wait times, as in this extreme example: An Ontario doctor says health-care wait times have reached “insane” lengths in the province, as one of her patients faces a 4.5-year wait to see a neurologist. When Dr. Show More Summary
Mike Magee Veteran Health Policy expert, James A. Morone, Ph.D., makes an interesting argument for single payer health care in this week’s NEJM. In proposing a sweeping change that would directly address “the American patchwork”, assert...Show More Summary
SINGLE PAYER, SINGLE DECIDER: UK Catholic Doctors struggle “to combine professional work with personal conviction” on abortion.
You want single payer? You need to figure out how to bring costs down.
Medicare-X and the long slope to single payer. The post Dems: It’s time for the ObamaCare public option appeared first on Hot Air.
The main justification for single payer seems to be that access to affordable quality health care is a right. Nowhere in our constitution does it say that anyone has a “right” to individual services or property. Housing, food, health care, even cell phones have become “rights.” What our constitution does say is that each citizen […]
SINGLE PAYER, SINGLE DECIDER: VA conceals shoddy care and health workers’ mistakes. Medical experts from the Department of Veterans Affairs blamed one botched surgery after another on a lone podiatrist. They said Thomas Franchini drilled the wrong screw into the bone of one veteran. He severed a critical tendon in another. He cut into patients […]
More than 1,500 pack the Chicago Teachers Union headquarters on Sunday for a gubernatorial forum featuring Democratic primary candidates who have lined up to challenge Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2018. [ more › ]
(Steven Hayward) It isn’t enough for California to contemplate its own state-run single payer health care system that would require, at a minimum, tripling the state budget. Now a lawmaker wants to have the state ban gasoline-powered cars by the year 2040. Show More Summary
This is not the usual GOP line. But it works in campaigns and they insist that Bernie Sanders' single payer bill helps them make the case.
The current conversation regarding health care reform in the U.S. is essentially pointless. It can be boiled down into four statements: Obamacare stinks, so we need to get rid of it; Obamacare doesn’t stink, so we just need to improve upon it; the insurance companies are to blame, so a government single-payer system is the […]
Live from Toms River. Debating now: What is the best path toward universal health care for Americans? Geoff Ginter: Advocate for Single Payer now. Mike Cooke: Advocate for expansion of the Affordable Care Act. Moderated by WOBM Radio’s Tom Mongelli....Read more
Our progressive desire for Universal, or Single Payer, or Medicare For All health care is a crucial goal, but it ain’t gonna happen under a Republican Congress and a Trump administration. There are far more immediate concerns. Under various current...Read more
Join us here on Blue Jersey on Monday, October 2 at 8:00 PM for a live video of a debate on health care. In one corner: Medical pro Geoff Ginter, the bane of Tom MacArthur, argues for Single Payer. In...Read more
How we came to the cusp of the collectivism known as socialized medicine.