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What Really Ails Medicare

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

What Really Ails Medicare By Jonathan Cohn, The American Prospect Posted on May 29, 2008, Printed on June 22, 2008 http://www.alternet.org/story/85832/ When Lyndon Johnson signed the law creating Medicare in 1965, he promised that it would transform the lives of America’s senior citizens. “No longer will older Americans be denied the healing miracle of modern […]

McCain’s Free-Market Health Plan Would Boost Role of High-Risk Pools

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

The Wall Street Journal June 2, 2008 McCain’s Free-Market Health Plan Would Boost Role of High-Risk Pools By Laura Meckler and Anna Wilde Mathews   John McCain’s plan for a health-care system built around consumers shopping for their own insurance comes with a significant downside: for people with a history of illness, it can be […]

Government-Funded Care Is the Best Health Solution

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Government-Funded Care Is the Best Health Solution Multiple Insurers, Multiple Plans Create Expensive, Draining Hassle THE DOCTOR‘S OFFICE By BENJAMIN BREWER, M.D. THE WALL STREET JOUNRAL A recently approved Massachusetts plan designed to force all residents to get health insurance was a step in the right direction, but it doesn’t go far enough. Under the […]

Research Finds Wide Disparities in Health Care by Race and Regio

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

NEW YORK TIMES June 5, 2008   Research Finds Wide Disparities in Health Care by Race and Region    By KEVIN SACK Race and place of residence can have a staggering impact on the course and quality of the medical treatment a patient receives, according to new research showing that blacks with diabetes or vascular […]

UHCAN Statement of Unity

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Major health care reform is again at the top of our nation’s agenda.  However, the outcome is far from certain. Will supporters of the status quo again succeed in confusing the public, capturing our elected officials and stone-walling meaningful reform? Will health care in America continue to cost too much, cover too little and leave […]

Discussion about McCain and Obama’s health care proposals

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

An interview with PNHP Senior Health Policy Fellow Dr. Don McCanne on McCain and Obama’s health care proposals.   Dr.  McCanne served as PNHP President in 2003-2004 and writes a daily health policy “quote of the day” for single payer advocates.  Subscribe by dropping a note to don@mccanne.org. PNHP:  How would you characterize Sen. McCain’s […]

U.S. life expectancy still trails 30 countries

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

U.S. life expectancy still trails 30 countries ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) — For the first time, U.S. life expectancy has surpassed 78 years, the government reported Wednesday. The increase is due mainly to falling mortality rates in almost all the leading causes of death, federal health officials said. The average life expectancy for babies born in […]

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