Yes, U.S. Private Insurance Companies Are the Problem

By: Monday January 13, 2014 2:40 pm

I’ve noticed a few more centrist “experts” like Ezra Klein trying to push this contrarian idea that Liberals are stupidly misplacing blame on private insurance companies. His analysis though ignores the central role our private insurance companies play in the politics of keeping the system broken.

 

Our Health Care System Is the Trifecta of Terrible

By: Tuesday January 7, 2014 12:25 pm

Our health care system is the trifecta of terrible: expensive, incredibly confusing and inefficient. Unfortunately, many Americans don’t seem to really grasp how bad things are.

Expanding Medicaid Increases ER Use

By: Friday January 3, 2014 8:01 am

If your goal is to promote quality of life and provide financial protection for regular people other studies have proven expanding Medicaid will do that very well.

Michael Moore: It’s Time for Single Payer Health Care

By: Thursday January 2, 2014 6:54 am

In an op-ed in the New York Times to commemorate the new year and beginning of Obamacare coverage filmmaker and activist Michael Moore suggested it was time for everyone to acknowledge that “Obamacare is awful.” That the program is a pro-insurance nightmare that does nothing to rein in the costs from a rent-seeking insurance industry that allows the overcharging for procedures and pays its corporate executives exorbitant amounts of money.

“Separate but Equal” Shuts Down Women’s Health Care

By: Sunday December 1, 2013 5:20 pm

This week has a certain nostalgia for me. I am working the last four shifts in my home, Humboldt County. Nestled between pristine redwoods and dramatic cliffs overlooking the west coast of California, I want to stay here, but cannot. I am feeling the full force of the United States health care crisis. In the four years I have worked here eight of ten obstetricians in the southern half of the county have left, and now I find I am one of them.

VIDEO: Azadeh Zohrabi on CA Hunger Strikers, Solitary Confinement, and Herman Wallace

By: Monday November 25, 2013 7:15 pm

Azadeh Zohrabi spoke in San Francisco on November 8, 2013, at an event alongside Robert H. King of the Angola 3, who was released in 2001 after 29 years in continuous solitary confinement.

Private Insurance Was the Worst at Slowing Cost Growth

By: Thursday November 21, 2013 1:39 pm

While health care spending slowed across the board, you can see that private insurance was clearly the worst at controlling cost over the past decade. This is why President Obama’s stated goal of “bend the cost curve” seems so disconnected from his decision basing his entire law around greatly expanded private insurance.

Healthcare.gov: 80 Percent Is Really Not Success

By: Monday November 18, 2013 11:46 am

The Obama administration is hoping that they can get Healthcare.gov working so 80 percent of the people trying to get new exchange coverage online will be able to do so successfully.

Understanding the Four Categories of People Getting Cancellation Notices

By: Thursday November 14, 2013 8:50 am

I think the best way to understand the politics and spin surrounding people in the individual market currently seeing their old policies being cancelled is to realize these people fall into roughly four basic categories.

Support for Obama and Obamacare Drops

By: Wednesday November 13, 2013 8:30 am

The country has been remarkably patient with the problematic rollout of Healthcare.gov, but it appears that after more than a month of glitches that patience has worn out. Support for President Obama and his signature law has dropped noticeably in the latest Quinnipiac poll.

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