Latest NewsHealth report ranks CA 21st in nation
California is the 21st healthiest state in the U.S. this year. For the report, researchers examined federal data on 31 health and socioeconomic indicators.
By the United Health Foundation
December 12, 2013
Bernie Sanders introduces S. 1782, The American Health Security Act
Introduction of another single payer bill – S. 1782, The American Health Security Act of 2013. Sen. Bernie Sanders has introduced S. 1782 in the Senate, and Rep. Jim McDermott is sponsoring the sister bill in the House.
Senator Bernie Sanders
December 11, 2013
CA Pharmacists Gear Up To Stop Medi-Cal Cuts
The state’s long-litigated 10 percent Medi-Cal provider cut is slated to hit pharmacists Jan. 9, along with doctors and some hospital-owned skilled nursing homes. California already has one of the lowest rates in the nation, and opponents say the cut will pay many providers less than the cost of doing business.
By Kathy Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal
December 10, 2013
New California Health Plans Trim Care Choices To “Curb Cost”
Some consumers whose health plans are being canceled because they do not comply with the Affordable Care Act might see lower premiums but narrower provider networks when they enroll in new coverage through Covered California.
By Pauline Bartolone, NPR
December 9, 2013
Denial of Medicaid Expansion Will Cost States Billions
The 20 states choosing not to expand Medicaid will lose billions of dollars in federal funds, according to a new study released Thursday.
By Kelly Kennedy, USA Today
December 5, 2013
Polls Suggest Waning Support for ACA Among Young, Uninsured
Less than one-third of young, uninsured U.S. adults — a key demographic that could determine the success of the Affordable Care Act — say they expect to enroll in coverage through the ACA’s insurance exchanges.
The California Healthline
December 5, 2013
Few Latinos Enrolled in Covered California Coverage
Latino lawmakers and health leaders in California are sounding alarms about the insurance marketplace’s preparation and tactics for enrolling Spanish speakers and are urging changes following the recent announcement that fewer than 1,000 signed up in the health law’s first month.
By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
December 1, 2013
Op-Ed: A Veterans Perspective of the VA & Single Payer
“Wow. Bring on the scare tactics. According to Judith Brown (“Single-payer health care goes against freedom of choice,” Nov. 17), all of us who want an affordable single-payer health care plan are “communists” and “socialists.” So much for my service in the U.S. Navy.”
By Rob Moitoza, Napa Valley Register
November 23, 2013
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The Truth Behind Boehner’s ‘spiking’ Obamacare premiums
Boehner’s spiking premiums is one of those claims that may be true as far as it goes, but leaves out so much that it’s at best a half-truth. And the contention that Boehner’s experience is at all representative of what most Americans will experience under the Affordable Care Act jumps it up from half-truth to outright lie.
By Michael Hiltzik, The Los Angeles Times
November 25, 2013
The Single-Payer Alternative
Rush Limbaugh’s take on the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act could, ironically, warm the hearts of those at the other end of the political spectrum. He contends that President Obama knew all along that the Affordable Care Act would crash and burn, but pushed it through so that the conflagration would clear the way for single-payer health insurance.
By Nancy Folbre, The New York Times
November 25, 2013
21 Ways the Canadian Health Care System is Better than Obamacare
Costly complexity is baked into Obamacare. No health insurance system is without problems but Canadian style single-payer full Medicare for all is simple, affordable, comprehensive and universal.
By Ralph Nader, The Nader Page
November 21, 2013
Single-payer is the cure
For now, we need to apply whatever bandages needed to stop the bleeding and limp the flawed Obamacare along for a little while. But we also need to immediately start the difficult work of transitioning to a single-payer financing system.
By the Editorial Board, San Francisco Bay Guardian
November 19, 2013
- Insurers using high drug cost sharing to scare away patients with expensive chronic disorders
- Bernie Sanders introduces S. 1782, The American Health Security Act of 2013
PNHP Articles of Interest
- Conclusive evidence that physicians are not leaving Medicare
- Rep. John Conyers building support for single payer
- New State-by-State Analysis: States Rejecting Medicaid Expansion Under the Affordable Care Act Are Costing Their Taxpayers Billions
New York Times Prescriptions Blog
- Reforming Medicare’s Physician Payment Strategy
- Implementing Health Reform: The November Exchange Enrollment Report
Kaiser Health News