Google+
Quote
NAVIGATION
PNHP RESOURCES

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.

  • Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015
    By Melanie Evans | Modern Healthcare
    Just how much success have hospitals had in their efforts to prevent patients from returning soon after leaving? Perhaps not as much as reported, two physicians argue at the blog for health policy journal Health Affairs.

  • Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015
    By John Lauerman | Bloomberg Business
    Lower U.S. hospital readmission rates that have been touted as an Obamacare victory are due mostly to a billing gimmick that increases costs to patients, health-care researchers said.

  • Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015
    By Jeffrey Young | The Huffington Post
    WASHINGTON -- Americans use prescription drugs and they know these medicines help people, but they still don't care much for pharmaceutical companies and think the industry is too money-hungry, according to a new survey.

  • Posted on Monday, August 17, 2015
    By Anne Scheetz, M.D., and Hale Landes | Fox Valley Labor News
    Multi-employer or Taft-Hartley plans — a “made-in-America” source of health coverage and other benefits for more than 20 million U.S. workers, retirees, and their families — are under serious threat.

  • Posted on Monday, August 17, 2015
    By Alec MacGillis | Truthout
    When the former head of the U.S. government's health insurance programs was hired in July to run a lobby that had spent tens of millions of dollars trying to derail Obamacare, it was more than just another spin of Washington's revolving door.

  • Posted on Monday, August 17, 2015
    By Lawrence J. Hanley | The Huffington Post
    The flurry of recent merger announcements from the handful of remaining national health insurance providers is cause for alarm for all Americans.

  • Posted on Monday, August 17, 2015
    By Louis Balizet, M.D. | Pueblo (Colo.) Chieftain
    Fifty years ago – on July 30, 1965 – President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law.

  • Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2015
    By Fred Schulte | Center for Public Integrity
    A new whistleblower case accuses a Texas medical consulting firm and more than two dozen health plans for the elderly of ripping off Medicare by conducting in-home patient exams that allegedly overstated how much the plans should be paid.

  • Posted on Friday, August 7, 2015
    By Christine Adams | Health Care for All Texas
    Thanks to Medicare, about 3 million Texans receive guaranteed health care benefits regardless of their medical condition or income.

  • Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2015
    By Meghan Geary, M.D. | The Providence (R.I.) Journal
    When I think back over the past year, one impression that stands out is this: What a difference the Medicare Program and Rhode Island’s expansion of Medicaid has made for my patients!

  • Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2015
    By Adam Gaffney, M.D. | KevinMD blog
    “Reducing administrative waste” may not be the heady revolutionary slogan today’s millennial physician-activists are looking for, but it’s no less true for that — whatever the opinion of Hayek, Hegel, or Henry David Thoreau.

  • Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2015
    By Chess Yellot, M.D. | Spirit of Jefferson (Charles Town, W.Va.)
    Isn’t it time to have a serious conversation on the question: why aren't we all covered by Medicare, regardless of age?

  • Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2015
    By the Editorial Board | The Delaware County Daily Times (Secane, Pa.)
    As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare the discussion of expanding the program and offering universal health care is resurfacing.

  • Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2015
    By Patricia Downs Berger, M.D. | Wicked Local Brookline (Mass.)
    July 30 was the 50th anniversary of Medicare being signed into law by President Johnson. Fifty years of a national health program guaranteeing health coverage for all seniors is a cause for celebration!

  • Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2015
    By Oliver Fein, M.D. | PNHP N.Y. Metro
    The following are the prepared remarks of the speech Dr. Oliver Fein delivered at the New York City celebration of the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid at the Professional Staff Congress CUNY in Manhattan on July 30.

  • Posted on Monday, August 3, 2015
    By the Editorial Board | The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.)
    Happy anniversary, Medicare. Like that Italian actress starring in the new James Bond movie, you're looking good at 50.

  • Posted on Monday, August 3, 2015
    By Joshua Freeman, M.D. | Medicine and Social Justice blog
    On Thursday, July 30, Medicare and Medicaid turned 50 years old. The anniversary was marked by an event held at the Truman Library in Independence, Mo., which I attended.

  • Posted on Monday, August 3, 2015
    By Emily Kirchner, M3 | The Billfold
    “What the patient really needs is better insurance.”

  • Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015
    By the Editorial Board | Bennington (Vt.) Banner
    As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare the discussion of expanding the program and offering universal health care is resurfacing.

  • Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015
    By Ahmed Kutty, M.D. | Monadnock Ledger-Transcript (Peterborough, N.H.)
    Fifty years ago today, on July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare Act into law, a historic and transformative moment when our polity gave expression to America’s highest ideals of inclusion and compassion by providing for a publicly-funded healthcare program for the elderly and the disabled in our society.