Vijay Prashad recalls the DDR’s efforts to create a humane and just health care system, with few resources available, in a country devastated by World War II.
Category: Health Reform
Medicare Advantage Is Neither Medicare Nor an Advantage
Medicare Advantage is a money-making scam, says Wendell Potter, a former health-care executive who helped develop PR and marketing schemes to sell these private insurance plans.
Health Workers in UK Intensifying Fight
Royal College of Nursing’s Pat Cullen says Prime Minister Sunak “should ask himself what is motivating nursing staff to stand outside their hospitals for a second day so close to Christmas.”
Private Equity Is Destroying US Health Care
From driving medical facilities out of business to charging predatory interest rates on patient billing schemes, F. Douglas Stephenson outlines how private equity is stealthily destroying Americans’ healthcare.
Getting Stiffed on Health Care — Again
Provisions passed by the House last year that subjected insulin products to Medicare price negotiation and capped Medicare insulin copays at $35 per month have been left out of the latest draft of the bill.
JOHN KIRIAKOU: Hold the Fireworks
From the Supreme Court’s ruling on Roe v. Wade to the persecution of whistleblowers, this July 4th exploded with reasons not to celebrate.
US Nurses Union Demands Medicare for All
Bella DeVaan says universal healthcare would close crucial gaps in a wasteful, privatized model that left the American healthcare system ill-prepared for the pandemic.
US Empire Seizes UK’s National Health Service
It is safe to say that, far from being overstated, the Americanization of the NHS is very nearly complete, write Stewart Player and Bob Gill.
Biden Continues Trump-Era Ploy to Privatize Medicare
A group of physicians is warning about the entry of Wall Street investors and other profit-seekers via an experiment known as “direct contracting.”
Poll: UK Public Worried About More NHS Privatization
The findings, which show concern spread evenly across the political spectrum, come ahead of a Nov. 23 final healthcare vote in the House of Commons.