"It's crystal clear that the system itself is not working for the poor, the working poor ... and we have to do something about that," Turner said.
British people were shocked by how many pharmaceutical ads ran during Oprah's interview with Meghan Markle, exposing how dire things are in the US.
A disagreement over Medicare For All has pit influential progressives against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It’s the latest example of progressives engaging in dumb, line-drawing battles against each other. Debate is healthy, but shunning people who want the same things is counter-productive. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are […]
Progressives still hold grudges against each other after a contentious primary season one year ago. This is slowing down the progress they hope for.
A handful of outspoken left-wing activists is pressuring progressive lawmakers to refuse to vote for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unless she holds the first floor vote on single-payer healthcare. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is publicly rejecting those calls, saying that Democrats don’t have the votes to pass “Medicare for All” in […]
Bernie Sanders and Elon Musk got into a tiny tussle on Twitter Friday over “socialism.” Sanders on Thursday introduced a bill that would place a 60% tax on the wealth gained during the coronavirus crisis by billionaires including Musk and use the money raised to pay all American’s out-of-pocket healthcare […]
27 million Americans are losing their healthcare coverage as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. And almost two-thirds of US adults said that if they had coronavirus symptoms, concerns over out-of-pocket costs would be an important factor into whether or not they decided to go to a doctor. Even […]
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php Economic health researcher Katherine Baicker says in the case of contagious diseases like coronavirus, it improves the health of the entire community if everyone else has access to healthcare. Baicker says the lack of coordination within the US healthcare system has exacerbated shortages because resources cannot be moved to […]
The coronavirus pandemic has placed the American healthcare system under a historic amount of strain. Some experts say the profit-driven nature of the system hampered the US’s readiness for fighting the pandemic. “Getting the for-profit element out would allow us to better prepare for pandemics like this. Like having adequate […]
Up to 35 million Americans could lose health insurance due to layoffs in the coronavirus pandemic, a new study said. The whopping figure highlights the ripple effect of the coronavirus across the US economy and healthcare. The study estimated that many people would still be able to sign up for […]
Nearly half of Americans backed Medicare for All in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which has fuelled calls for universal healthcare in the US from some Democratic politicians. Around 48% of respondents said in a Business Insider poll they backed transitioning to a single-payer system. The poll suggest support […]
The full economic toll from the coronavirus won’t be known for months, but low-income Americans are most at risk. “Because of that vulnerability, it means they will feel the impact first and probably most acutely,” Dr. Diana Hernandez of Columbia University told Business Insider. It could lead to a renewed […]
Twenty of the nation’s leading economists laid out a case supporting Medicare for All in the United States in a letter exclusively provided to Business Insider. They argue that universal healthcare would be considerably less expensive than the system that’s currently in place. The open letter was given by the […]
Health insurance stocks gained Wednesday following Joe Biden’s victory over Bernie Sanders during Super Tuesday. Biden’s delegate wins lessen the chance that Medicare for All, which would virtually eliminate the private health insurance sector, would become a reality. Biden’s plan would allow people to keep their existing insurance coverage and […]
Sanders released a list on Monday evening outlining how he’d pay for his largest campaign plans, ranging from Medicare for All, the Green New Deal and student debt erasure. But the released document doesn’t fully match his own estimates of how much some of his proposals could cost, including Medicare […]
The US national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, argued during a CBS News interview that Russia would like to see Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont become president. “They’d probably like him to be president, understandably, because he wants to spend money on social programs and probably would have to take it […]
Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All plan was a big winner in Nevada among Democratic voters, two separate polls show. Polls from NBC News and the Washington Post indicated around six in ten Democratic voters in Nevada supported the idea of a government-run healthcare system that abolishes private insurers. Both surveys […]