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  • Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015
    By Chiang Been Huang | Atlanta Journal Constitution
    National health insurance has long been an issue of controversy among Americans. Even now, with Obamacare in place, Georgians and other U.S. citizens are divided as to its efficacy. Perhaps Taiwan’s experience with national health care can offer some perspective.

  • Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015
    By Dan Goldberg | Capital New York
    The state Assembly on Wednesday voted for a single-payer health bill, the first time in more than two decades the chamber has taken up the measure.

  • Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015
    By James Binder, M.D. | The Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette
    Our country would be better able to help its citizens prevent and manage chronic illnesses if we adopted a single-payer system. Our current primary care structure is designed to treat acute illnesses. Primary care providers do not have adequate time or the training to effectively treat the increasing burden of chronic conditions in our society, conditions such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, substance use disorders, depression.

  • Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015
    Although there remains considerable political resistance to the concept of a universal public health insurance program, the fact that Richard Gottfried’s New York Health Act passed the Assembly by such a wide margin, 89-47, shows that there is very strong support for single payer reform amongst many politicians and the voters who support them.
  • Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015
    Although there are innumerable major problems with having used the Affordable Care Act to reform health care, one of the more significant deficiencies that we pointed out well in advance was that the design would add significantly to the excessive administrative burden that already characterized the U.S. health care system. This study quantifies that additional burden.
  • Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015
    Many books have been written about the problems and potential solutions for our health care system. This one stands out because it represents the informed views of a noted physician educator who is also a health and social justice activist. He hopes the book is "of some value," and it assuredly is.