Demonstrators protest for lower prescription drug costs in front of the New York Stock Exchange on November 14, 2019. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Posted in Health Care News

Sanders says there’s ‘no excuse’ for any Democrat to oppose lowering drug prices

“Now is the time for Congress to show courage and stand up to the greed of the pharmaceutical industry.” by Jake Johnson, Common Dreams Thursday, September 16, 2021 After three House Democrats voted against a key…

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Posted in Analysis Health Care Medicare Politics

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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Posted in Analysis Hospitals Kaiser Health News Medicare News

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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Posted in Analysis Common Dreams Medicare

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 Analysis Common Dreams Coronavirus Health Insurance Wealth

As Covid-Positive GOP Politicians enjoy healthcare they ‘would deny others,’ Coronavirus pandemic again makes case for Medicare for all

‘Mystifying that people think this kind of class system in healthcare is worth fighting to preserve’ “The moral of the story is, he lied to you for months and encouraged you to live recklessly during a…

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Posted in Analysis Coronavirus Health Insurance Off the wire Politics Public Health

Looming Coronavirus threat in US bolsters case for Medicare for All and Universal Paid Sick Leave

“Doubters may claim that our nation can’t afford Medicare for All, but it’s increasingly likely that we are about to discover just how costly our current system really is.” By Julia Conley, staff writer The global…

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Posted in Common Dreams Health Insurance Race for the White House 2020

Nevada Entrance Poll shows 62% of Democratic Caucus-goers support Medicare for All

“It’s fair to say Democratic leadership fails to understand how much everyday Americans hate their private healthcare coverage.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer More than 60% of Nevada caucus-goers support eliminating private insurance and moving to…

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