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November 17th, 2017 - 12:01 am § in Politics

Universal Healthcare

Jon Walker’s series on health care and the path to universal, affordable coverage in the United States. PART 1   This is a critical moment for the future of health care. President Barack Obama’s market-based Affordable Care Act (ACA) has simply not lived up to many of its big promises, and Hou[...]

November 11th, 2017 - 12:41 am § in Misc.

CHINA: Cutting Costs of Medical Care

BEIJING, April 8 (Xinhua) — Beijing started a landmark reform drive Saturday that will separate drug sales from medical treatment at public hospitals, lower medical expenses and improve services for patients. As of 6 a.m., 2,605 Beijing hospitals had switched to a new billing system, which rep[...]

August 2nd, 2017 - 1:55 am § in Hypocrisy

SINGLE PAYER, MEET ALL PAYER:

 THE SURPRISING STATE THAT IS QUIETLY REVOLUTIONIZING HEALTH CARE David Dayen of The Intercept  (Edited text) July 24 2017, 8:20 a.m.   Maryland, the  one state is where a combination of fewer institutional barriers and existing health care structures could make health-care-for-all an achie[...]

July 26th, 2017 - 12:32 am § in Donald Trump

GOP Healthcare FU

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July 25th, 2017 - 9:24 pm § in Politics

Renewed GOP Push To Repeal Obamacare Crashes Spectacularly

Emboldened by winning a procedural vote Tuesday afternoon, the GOP Senate leadership pushed Obamacare repeal to a vote Tuesday night, and the maneuver crashed spectacularly. Needing 60 votes to pass, it got only 43, with all Democrats and 9 Republicans voting “nay.” Read story here and h[...]

July 24th, 2017 - 11:22 pm § in Donald Trump

TRUMP Threatens to Fire His Health Secretary

“He better get them. Oh, he better, otherwise I’ll say, ‘Tom, you’re fired.’ I’ll get somebody.” President Donald Trump threatened to fire Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price if Congress does not repeal the Affordable Care Act. Speaking at the Boy Scout Jamboree on Monday, Tr[...]

July 19th, 2017 - 8:32 am § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy

TRUMP TWEETS

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July 19th, 2017 - 12:03 am § in Misc.

Major insurance groups call part of health bill ‘unworkable’

America’s Health Care Plans and the BlueCross BlueShield Association, wo of the insurance industry’s most powerful organizations,  say a crucial provision in the Senate Republican health care bill allowing the sale of bare-bones policies is “unworkable in any form,” delivering a blow to par[...]

July 18th, 2017 - 4:01 am § in Hypocrisy

How Long Will McCain Be Out?

The GOP is Using John McCain’s Surgery as An Excuse to Delay A Vote of TRUMPCARE BUT, What is Wrong With McCain? The original story that Senator McCain had minor surgery to remove a blood clot above his left eye is false.  McCain had a craniotomy, that is surgery where his skull was opened to[...]

July 15th, 2017 - 9:16 am § in Misc.

US RANKS DEAD LAST IN HEALTHCARE

US ranked worst healthcare system, while the NHS is the best An analysis of 11 wealthy nations, including Australia and Canada, has found that the US healthcare system is the worst, particularly for fair and easy access NEWSCIENTIST.COM[...]