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Useful Links For More Information On Improved Medicare For All



ARTICLES EXPLAINING SINGLE-PAYER IMPROVED MEDICARE FOR ALL


This is a great, comprehensive interview with PNHP past-president and upstate New York internist/hospice specialist Dr. Andy Coates: https://www.thesunmagazine.org/issues/507/the-end-of-insurance 


Here is a series of short articles by retired neurosurgeon Dr. George Bohmfalk in the Aspen Times (2018): https://www.aspentimes.com/opinion/columns/guest-commentary-is-there-a-moral-basis-for-universal-health-care 

 

and Action steps, for those who want to help make this happen: https://www.aspentimes.com/opinion/columns/guest-commentary-what-can-i-do-to-make-medicare-for-all-happen


Seattle Representative Pramila Jayapal, the lead sponsor of HR 1384, the Medicare for All bill of 2019, concisely explains just about everything one needs to know about it, and why it’s the best solution to our healthcare crisis. From PBS Newshour, read or listen to "Why these House Democrats think Medicare for All is the best path for U.S. health care"  https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/why-these-house-democrats-say-medicare-for-all-is-americans-best-health-option




ARTICLES ON FUNDING MEDICARE FOR ALL



U. Mass. at Amherst economist Gerald Friedman shows how, under HR676, 95% of households will pay less in taxes than they currently spend on healthcare. http://www.pnhp.org/sites/default/files/Funding%20HR%20676_Friedman_7.31.13_proofed.pdf 


Here is an analysis of the Sanders' Senate plan, S1804, by PERI, the Political Economy Research Institute at Amherst, showing how his plan will save money for both families and businesses (2018) www.peri.umass.edu/publication/item/1127-economic-analysis-of-medicare-for-all 


This article discusses the truth about the Koch-funded Mercatus study (2018), that had intended to show that Medicare for All would bankrupt the country - https://www.thenation.com/article/single-payer-actually-huge-bargain/ 


Medical students respond to an article by their school’s CEO in which he questioned Medicare For All (2018) - https://www.businessinsider.com/students-at-weill-cornell-columbia-support-medicare-for-all-2018-11




CONSERVATIVE SUPPORT FOR MEDICARE FOR ALL



A Libertarian makes a case against free markets in health care (2018) - http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2018/08/02/a-libertarians-case-against-free-markets-in-healthcare 

A prominent Conservative predicts that American conservatives will soon be embracing single-payer healthcare (2017) - https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-conservative-case-for-universal-healthcare


A Conservative writer says, "Putting the government in charge of health care would restore it to its proper place in our lives.” (2017) https://theweek.com/articles/695767/conservative-case-singlepayer-health-care  


A free-market Conservative argues that we must "embrace the fact that health care is a public good that must be provided." (2017) https://mavenroundtable.io/politicalstorm/conservative/a-conservative-argument-for-a-single-payer-health-care-system-ZTYUKtW49UKkXV-blTwSCg 


A Republican doctor and politician agrees with the late Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer that single payer is "the most conservative way forward for our health care system." (2012) https://www.healthcare-now.org/blog/the-conservative-case-for-single-payer-health-reform  




BUSINESS SUPPORT FOR MEDICARE FOR ALL



This is the website of FixIt, Canadian Healthcare Myths, and other healthcare documentaries, produced by Pennsylvania manufacturer Richard Master: https://fixithealthcare.com 


Master and others present "Medicare for All University" - a website course with everything you need to know about Medicare for All- http://medicareforallu.com 


Business Initiative for Health Policy (BIHP) is an organization of business leaders supporting Medicare for All - http://businessinitiative.org 


Many American corporations don’t support Single-Payer Health Care because of a "toxic stew of ideological blindness and fear of controversy." (2017) https://www.thenation.com/article/wont-american-corporations-support-single-payer-healthcare  




VIEWS FROM OTHER  COUNTRIES



An American family doctor explains why Canada's docs never burn out (2018) http://news.doximity.com/entries/14739325


A Canadian who now lives here writes "American health care is expensive, unequal and inhumane." (2018) https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/417208-single-payer-health-care-is-better-than-obamacare 


What a French Doctor’s Office Taught Me About Health Care:

I moved to Europe because I couldn’t afford to be a cancer patient in America. I’d rather have been able to stay home.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/02/opinion/france-united-states-universal-health-care.html


Why dental, vision, and hearing care should be included:

Malcolm Gladwell explains how broader health care makes us al stronger. (2005) - https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2005/08/29/the-moral-hazard-myth


Preventive dental care actually lowers costs in the long run. (2017) - https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/health/dental-care-older-americans.html?ref=todayspaper


Oral health cannot properly be considered apart from the health of the rest of the body. (2018) - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/upshot/medicare-missing-dental-coverage.html 




OTHER ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTING MEDICARE FOR ALL



NATIONAL


Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) - http://pnhp.org


Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP) - http://student.pnhp.org 


Health Over Profit for Everyone (HOPE) - http://healthoverprofit.org


Healthcare-Now! - https://www.healthcare-now.org 


National Nurses United - https://medicare4all.org



STATE AND REGIONAL


Health Care Justice – North Carolina - healthcarejusticenc.org


Health Care for All NC - the first NC PNHP chapter - https://www.healthcareforallnc.org 


Healthcare for All Western NC, the Asheville chapter of PNHP - https://healthcareforallwnc.wordpress.com 


Health Care for All Y’All, a grassroots Hillsborough/Orange County NC group supporting HR676 - https://healthcareforallyall.org 


Healthcare For All - SC (HFA-SC), the South Carolina chapter of PNHP - http://pnhpsc.org