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Articles of Interest

These articles highlight many of the health care related stories in the news–ranging from single-payer op-eds by PNHP members to reports by newspapers on corporate health care.

The Physicians' Proposal for Single-Payer Health Care Reform has also garnered significant media attention since its release in May 2016. To read and view coverage of the proposal, please click here. If you would like to endorse the proposal, click here.

  • Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    By Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., M.P.H., and David U. Himmelstein, M.D. | The Nation, Letters, August 16, 2017
    Joshua Holland’s anti–single payer screed (“Medicare for All Isn’t the Solution for Universal Health Care”) is so riddled with misinformation and outright errors that it makes one wonder whether The Nation has laid off its fact-checkers.

  • Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2017
    By Adam Gaffney, M.D. | Jacobin, August 10, 2017
    Fresh off a victory against Trumpcare, health care activists are now looking hopefully towards the future. Already there has been significant progress: within the Democratic Party “Medicare for All” has now achieved a level of support and enthusiasm unprecedented in recent memory.

  • Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017
    By Gabby Bess | Broadly, August 9, 2017
    In Australia, vital services like cancer treatments are free; in the US, countless people struggle to even get screened. We spoke to cancer patients in both countries about the drastic difference single-payer health insurance can make.

  • Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2017
    Interview With Dr. Adam Gaffney | WNYC, The Takeaway, August 1, 2017
    A Pew poll out last month found that 60 percent of people today believe that the federal government is responsible for ensuring healthcare coverage for all Americans.

  • Posted on Tuesday, August 1, 2017
    By Richard Master | The (Allentown, Pa.) Morning Call, August 1, 2017
    With all due respect to President Trump, he is wrong about the single-payer model of health insurance. Single payer — centralized public financing of a continued privately operated health system — will not "bankrupt the United States."

  • Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017
    By Adam Gaffney, M.D. | Jacobin, July 30, 2017
    Born in March in the Republican-controlled House, Trumpcare succumbed in the Senate this past week thanks to its fundamentally defective design and pitiable unpopularity, along with the relentless pummeling it received from enraged constituents across the country.

  • Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017
    By Carol Paris, M.D. | Common Dreams, July 28, 2017
    Hundreds of people slept overnight in cars, or camped for days in a field. They told stories of yanking out their own teeth with pliers, of reusing insulin syringes until they broke in their arm, of chronic pain so debilitating they could hardly care for their own children.

  • Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017
    By Adam Gaffney, M.D. | The Washington Post, July 24, 2017
    The saga of Charlie Gard — the critically ill 11-month-old boy with a spectacularly rare genetic disorder, who is on life support in a London hospital — seems to be coming to a close.

  • Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2017
    Interview With Dr. Steffie Woolhandler | Ralph Nader Radio Hour, July 22, 2017
    As the U.S. Senate contemplated detrimental changes to health care, PNHP co-founder Dr. Steffie Woolhandler spoke with Ralph Nader about what a different approach - a single-payer national health program - would mean for patients and doctors.

  • Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017
    By Dr. Claudia Fegan | Modern Healthcare, July 21, 2017
    Now that the Senate GOP's Better Care Reconciliation Act has crashed and burned, and efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act appear to have stalled, it's time to consider another plan: improved Medicare for all.

  • Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017
    By Jack Bernard | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 21, 2017
    Let’s play a game of guess “who said.” On CNN in 1999: “If you can’t take care of your sick in the country, forget it, it’s all over...I believe in universal healthcare."

  • Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
    By Zaid Jilani | The Intercept, July 19, 2017
    Thanks to a pair of defections from more GOP senators late yesterday, the Republican plan to repeal and replace or simply repeal the Affordable Care Act is dead — for now.

  • Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
    By Adam Gaffney, M.D. | Jacobin, July 19, 2017
    The saga of Trumpcare may finally be behind us. The wretched bill would have wrenched coverage from tens of millions, and — by many estimates — cost tens of thousands of lives a year.

  • Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2017
    Interview With Dr. Carol Paris | Democracy Now!, July 19, 2017
    As the Republican healthcare bill collapses, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’ll now try to push through legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act and wait until after the 2018 midterm elections to propose a replacement.

  • Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2017
    By Farzon A. Nahvi, M.D. | The Guardian, July 18, 2017
    The single most disheartening line I tell my patients every day is: “Let’s focus on your health, that is the only thing that is important right now.”

  • Posted on Monday, July 17, 2017
    By Kaeli Subberwal & Mollie Reilly | HuffPost, July 17, 2017
    Protesters again took to Capitol Hill on Monday to protest Senate Republicans’ proposed health care bill, staging a demonstration in the Hart Senate Office Building, where several people were arrested.

  • Posted on Saturday, July 15, 2017
    By Stephanie Innes | Arizona Daily Star, July 15, 2017
    Universal health care is far from the plan Republican leaders are proposing, but it’s getting some love in Southern Arizona.

  • Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2017
    By Richard Eskow | Moyers & Company, July 13, 2017
    The idea of Medicare for all, or single-payer health care, has grown in popularity so quickly that it was recently an answer on the quiz show Jeopardy.

  • Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    By Sue Sturgis | Facing South, July 12, 2017
    As congressional Republicans try to pass an unpopular plan that would roll back the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and cause an estimated 22 million Americans to lose their health insurance, a House bill to expand the publicly-funded Medicare program from just senior citizens to every American is picking up record support — and not just among the usual progressive suspects but also from conservative Southern Democrats.

  • Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017
    Interview With Dr. David Himmelstein | Review of Systems Podcast, July 11, 2017
    We talk with Dr. Himmelstein about how he got his start in research by looking at patient dumping practices as a trainee, and how he views advocacy as a natural outgrowth of his research findings. We also talk about his work as a leader in advocacy for a national health insurance program.