Time to End the Medicare Advantage Scam ~~ Thom Hartman

https://hartmannreport.com/p/time-to-end-the-medicare-advantage The simple solution to the Medicare Advantage problem is to kill off the program. It was just a Trojan horse to privatize Medicare Thom Hartmann Sep 8 30 6 Image by Angelo Esslinger from Pixabay Share Over 100 Democratic lawmakers last week introduced legislation to lower the Medicare eligibility age to 60. There is one small problem that… Continue reading Time to End the Medicare Advantage Scam ~~ Thom Hartman

Roe v Wade died with barely a whimper. But that’s not all ~~ Laurence Tribe,

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/02/roe-v-wade-texas-abortion-law-us-constitution ~~ posted for dmorista with introduction by dmorista ~~ Introduction: As the U.S. reels from storms and floods in the East and wildfires in the West; as of midnight of August 31st a new social assault was launched against the women of America by the ultra-right regime of Greg Abbot and his antediluvian allies in… Continue reading Roe v Wade died with barely a whimper. But that’s not all ~~ Laurence Tribe,

Medicare for ALL ~~ Article by Natalie Shure

https://portside.org/2021-07-27/well-never-fix-hospitals-price-gouging-if-we-dont-break-their-stranglehold-congress M4A Rather than force hospitals to be up front with patients about their costs, we should strip them of the power to set them. We’ll Never Fix Hospitals’ Price Gouging If We Don’t Break Their Stranglehold on Congress , Apu Gomes/Getty Images Nearly every hospital in the United States appears to be flouting Trump-era… Continue reading Medicare for ALL ~~ Article by Natalie Shure

SANDINISTA NICARAGUA, MORE DIGNIFIED AND VICTORIOUS THAN EVER By Carlos Fonseca Terán,

https://popularresistance.org/sandinista-nicaragua-more-dignified-and-victorious-than-ever/ ~~ posted for dmorista ~~ Nicaragua Is In The News Again. But Not For Being One Of The Countries With The Greatest Reduction In Poverty And Social Inequality Worldwide Since 2007 (Poverty By Half, Extreme Poverty By A Third, And Going From Being The Fourth Most Unequal Country To Being The Fourth Least Unequal… Continue reading SANDINISTA NICARAGUA, MORE DIGNIFIED AND VICTORIOUS THAN EVER By Carlos Fonseca Terán,

Op-Ed: Quit Ignoring Natural COVID Immunity ~~Jeffrey Klausner, MD, MPH, and Noah Kojima, MD

https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/92836 ~~ posted for a guest contributor ~~ share to facebook share to twitter share to linkedin email article share to facebook share to twitter share to linkedin email articlEpidemiologists estimate over 160 million people worldwide have recovered from COVID-19. Those who have recovered have an astonishingly low frequency of repeat infection, disease, or death. That immunity… Continue reading Op-Ed: Quit Ignoring Natural COVID Immunity ~~Jeffrey Klausner, MD, MPH, and Noah Kojima, MD

Capitalism and Healthcare: The Con of “Nonprofit” Hospitals ~~ Merrily Mazza

https://www.leftvoice.org/capitalism-and-healthcare-the-con-of-nonprofit- Nonprofit hospitals operate under the guise of “charity” in order to avoid paying taxes. Capitalist healthcare cannot safeguard public health — but a nationalized system under democratic, worker control can. The capitalist U.S. healthcare system, with its reliance on private, corporate-run hospitals, has failed abysmally  at confronting the coronavirus pandemic. The United States has… Continue reading Capitalism and Healthcare: The Con of “Nonprofit” Hospitals ~~ Merrily Mazza

BEYOND THE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE SCAM ~~BY KAY TILLOW

 https://mltoday.com/beyond-the-medicare-advantage-scam/ In a television ad repeated incessantly, 60’s quarterback star Joe Namath reads his lines to promote the Medicare Coverage Helpline.  “Are you getting all the benefits you deserve?”  He ticks off the new benefits.  You may be able to lower your out of pocket costs and get extra benefit now, he says.The ad announces… Continue reading BEYOND THE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE SCAM ~~BY KAY TILLOW

We’ve Always Had the Money for Medicare for All – We’ve Just Given It to Corporations Instead ~~ David Sirota

readersupportednews.org/news-section2/318-66/63543-weve-always-had-the-money-for-medicare-for-all-weve-just-given-it-to-corporations-instead Since 2008, the US has spent $20–35 trillion on corporate bailouts. It’s about the same “unaffordable” amount that Medicare for All has been projected to cost — used for lining corporate pockets instead of providing health care to people who need it. In recent weeks, we’ve seen health care industry CEOs report paying themselves $2.4… Continue reading We’ve Always Had the Money for Medicare for All – We’ve Just Given It to Corporations Instead ~~ David Sirota

Dmorista on Covid-19 and Related Matters Can Capitalism Survive? PART 1 ~~ dmorista

This is the first installment of a series of articles that are generally entitled “Dmorista on Covid-19 and Related Matters Can Capitalism Survive?”. There will be at least 4 or 5 more installments posted here at Leftist Politics. Introduction Over the last 11 months, the U.S. flailed around with a depressing and disastrous response to Covid-19*. … Continue reading Dmorista on Covid-19 and Related Matters Can Capitalism Survive? PART 1 ~~ dmorista

CBO: Medicare for All Reduces Health Spending ~~Matt Bruenig

https://portside.org/2020-12-15/cbo-medicare-all-reduces-health-spending Overall, the study confirms what serious Medicare for All analysts have known for some time now. It is possible to provide high-quality public health insurance to every person in the country while also saving money overall on health spending. Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an estimate of the cost of implementing a single-payer health… Continue reading CBO: Medicare for All Reduces Health Spending ~~Matt Bruenig