Latest NewsDoes America have the political maturity for single-payer healthcare?
Responding to my post about how the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling demonstrates the necessity of a single-payer healthcare system, Ezra Klein raises the specter of unrestrained political interference in healthcare decisions.
By Michael Hiltzik, The Los Angeles Times
July 3, 2014
UCLA Policy Center: Disproportionate-Share Hospital Payment Reductions May Threaten The Financial Stability Of Safety-Net Hospitals
Safety-net hospitals rely on disproportionate-share hospital (DSH) payments to help cover uncompensated care costs and underpayments by Medicaid (known as Medicaid shortfalls). The Affordable Care Act (ACA) anticipates that insurance expansion will increase safety-net hospitals’ revenues and will reduce DSH payments.
Op-Ed: Time has come for single-payer healthcare
“Going backward is not the answer. But clearly, the Affordable Care Act is not the answer either. So where do we go from here? According to prestigious organizations such as Physicians for a National Health Program, the American Medical Student Association and the California Nurses Association, the answer is clear: single-payer health care.”
By Sally Littlefield, The Daily Californian
June 16, 2014
UCLA Policy Brief: Californians Health by Race and Ethnicity
A series of new fact sheets by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research detail different health statistics of California residents by their ethnicity and race.
June 17, 2014
NOW HIRING: CaHPSA Student Program Statewide Coordinator
We are now recruiting for an entry-level fulltime staff position to coordinate our student program. The position is ideal for an enthusiastic recently graduated health professional with a master’s degree in Public Health, Public Policy, Social Work, or other health-related field of study.
Deadline: July 3, 2014
Op-Ed: How Health Care Systems Stack Up
Britain and Switzerland were top scorers in a study examining the quality and efficiency of health care systems in 11 advanced nations by a leading American research organization. As usual, the United States finished last over all and last on several important measures of cost and health outcomes, despite having the most costly system in the world.
By The Editorial Board, The NY Times
June 16, 2014
“Let the DREAMers In”: Medical School Admissions and Undocumented Applicants
Will DACA graduates really be able to get a residency and work as physicians? How will med students with DACA status finance their education?
By Benjii Perin, SOM3, Co-Founder Med Students for Dreamer Applicants
June 16, 2014
CaHPSA Student Campaign
Help reach our goal for the CaHPSA student program! CaHPSA has launched a crowd-funding campaign called CaHPSA CARES.Help us spread the word by forwarding this email or the Indiegogo link above to your colleagues, friends and family.
Insurers Discriminate Against H.I.V/AIDS Patients
HIV organizations believe that the four insurers — Aetna subsidiary CoventryOne, Cigna, Humana and Preferred Medical Plan — are sidestepping that requirement by charging such consumers more in other ways, such as through higher out-of-pocket costs for HIV drugs than for other prescription medications.
By Katie Thomas, The New York Times
May 29, 2014
Survey: Women and Healthcare Access
A large number of women face significant barriers to health care, and while the health law will likely help them get services, some are unaware of the benefits already in effect. But many will remain left out.
By Lisa Gillespie, Kaiser Health News
Roughly 10,700 Farmworkers could lose their health coverage
A health plan that provides coverage for farmworkers in California is asking the state to provide a one-year, $3.2 million subsidy to help it comply with Affordable Care Act requirements.Without the subsidy, farmworkers say that 10,700 individuals could lose their health coverage.
By Chris Megerian, The Los Angeles Times
May 26, 2014
National Lobby Day 2014 – We Won’t Wait
TODAY, PNHP is co-hosting a national single payer lobby day on Thursday, May 22, in Washington D.C. Along with allies Public Citizen, National Nurses United, Healthcare-NOW, AMSA, and others, we will be lobbying Congress for HR 676 and S 1782.
By PNHP National
WATCH SENATORS SANDER’S HEARING ON SINGLE PAYER
WEDNESDAY, MAY 21ST AT 7 AM PDST
Watch live at: www.sanders.senate.gov
PNHP Articles of Interest
- Victor Fuchs on the solution for high health care costs in U.S
- Improve health care by building on Medicare’s success
- New Survey: After First ACA Enrollment Period, Uninsured Rate Dropped from 20 Percent to 15 Percent; Largest Declines Among Young Adults, Latinos, and Low-Income People
New York Times Prescriptions Blog
- IOM Graduate Medical Education Report: Better Aligning GME Funding With Health Workforce Needs
- Individual Patient Expanded Access: Developing Principles For A Structural And Regulatory Framework
Kaiser Health News
- House Panel Focuses 'Microscope' On Marketplace Open Enrollment
- GAO Report: Poor Planning And Oversight Led To Website Woes