Tag Archives: Health care reform

Looking Good At 50

There are many reasons to celebrate as Medicare turns 50 this week. Yet it’s a time to ask why we still don’t have a “Medicare For All” single payer health care delivery system in this country and how the “for profit” insurance companies continue to make it impossible for many to access health care. Bonus points if you know where Lyndon Johnson signed this historic bill into law. Check it out at the end of our blog. Continue reading

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The ACA: Access, Affordability, And Hopefully A Move To Single Payer

Did the ACA provide my husband and me with lower health care costs? Read and answer the question yourself. And shouldn’t health care be more than just about cost? Single Payer—it remains the only option to what ails this country. As Donna Smith of Healthcare for All Colorado recently wrote: “Our health care system is simply a reflection of our societal values. Our health care system values money over life, and values arrogance over compassion.” Continue reading

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Wendell Potter: Talking Truth About The ACA

As we move closer to implementation of the Affordable Care Act, it’s important to stay informed and know the facts. There is no one better to help spread the truth about the ACA than Wendell Potter. We are proud to have had the opportunity to interview him in 2012 (before the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the ACA)…his words are as relevant today as they were then. We are pleased to feature this great wisdom voice again as our September 2013 Progressive Profile. Continue reading

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The Affordable Care Act: My Journey To Full Implementation

We’re six months away from full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. I plan to blog regularly on what that means for someone without meaningful insurance coverage and a pre-existing condition. The ACA creates a baby step toward what this country really needs: a single payer, Medicare-For-All delivery system. Tell us your health care story and push back against anyone who tells you the ACA should be repealed. Continue reading

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Single Payer — It Remains The Only Answer

The push is on to move the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) to what everyone knows is the only real answer to our health care crisis: single payer. The Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare’s annual conference repeated the simple message of single payer: Everybody In. Nobody Out. The work to educate, motivate and organize for single payer continues. Continue reading

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Mercy Killers: The Drama of Real Life Health Care In The U.S.

Actor and play write Michael Milligan crystallizes the pain of our American health care system in his one person play Mercy Killers. Milligan walks us through the how and why he developed this thought-provoking play and his hopes for continued heath care reform that ultimately leads to single payer. Continue reading

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July Profile: Wendell Potter

Wendell Potter is one of the few today who have the inside knowledge and understanding of just how the health insurance industry is able to manipulate the messaging and therefore the general public’s lack of understanding to what’s going on within the for-profit health insurance industry. His ‘wisdom voice’ provides great insights for all of us. Continue reading

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Anyone Interested In Taking On For-Profit Insurers?

Will single payer ever become a reality in the United States? Wendell Potter shared a few of his thoughts at the Health Care for All Minnesota Summer Celebration and the work needed to make it a reality. Continue reading

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Single Payer: Moving Forward State-by-State

Whatever the Supreme Court decides regarding the Affordable Health Care Act, the move to single payer is on in several states — including Minnesota. Read more about what one dedicated organization is doing to move us toward real coverage for all. Continue reading

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Go Ahead Supreme Court — Make Your Ruling

Whatever the U.S. Supreme Court decides on the individual mandate and health exchanges, citizens are ready, willing and able to change our broken health care system into something that is “people-centric” vs. corporate, for-profit controlled. Continue reading

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