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CBO shows Medicare for all could cover everyone for $650 billion less per year

The analysis shows that administrative costs under a single-payer healthcare system “will be lower than what even the most rabid Medicare for All supporters have traditionally claimed.” by Kenny Stancil, staff writer Saturday, December 12 The…

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Biden plan to lower medicare eligibility age to 60 faces hostility from hospitals

“It is hard to find a reform idea that is more popular than opening up Medicare” Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Of his many plans to expand insurance coverage, President-elect Joe Biden’s…

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Every Democrat who backed Medicare for all won reelection in 2020

‘Every. Single. One.’ — Ocasio-Cortez The same cannot be said for those more centrist lawmakers who continue to defend the nation’s increasingly unpopular for-profit healthcare system. by Jon Queally, staff writer Saturday, November 7 Highlighting an interesting—and…

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Posted in Bailout 2020 Common Dreams Coronavirus Health Insurance Medicare News Private Insurance

UnitedHealth group posts surge in profits as millions lose insurance and thousands die

‘Thriving During a Pandemic’: “The earnings were so good, the company said it still expects to make as much in total profits this year as they predicted in December… when no one could predict the massive…

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