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  • Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017
    Interview with Dr. Steffie Woolhandler | Democracy Now!, June 23, 2017
    Health experts say, given the shortcomings of both the Affordable Care Act and Republican proposals, now is the time to move forward with a simple Medicare-for-all system, known as single payer.

  • Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017
    By Adam Gaffney, M.D. | The Guardian, June 23 2017
    “Dead on arrival,” some said. That was to be the fate of the House’s Obamacare repeal bill in the Senate. Yet Trumpcare has risen again: on Thursday, the Senate released its Obamacare repeal bill, though its fate is still uncertain.

  • Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2017
    By Adam Gaffney, M.D. | Jacobin, June 20, 2017
    Over the weekend, the Washington Post editorial board took a bold stance: they argued that universal health care with single-payer financing is simply beyond reach. That the Post felt the need to issue the editorial at this particular moment is a testament to single payer’s rising fortunes.

  • Posted on Saturday, June 24, 2017
    Holding SB 562, California’s single payer bill, in the Assembly Rules Committee would mean that no further action would take place on it this year. The Republican ACA repeal bill before Congress is no excuse to block California’s progress on single payer, especially since the repeal bill likely will be defeated within a week or so.
  • Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017
    By now you likely know that the current Senate proposal to modify the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would sharply reduce spending for the Medicaid program and would result in higher insurance premiums for plans that provide less financial protection, while reducing taxes for the wealthy. The proposal has been appropriately labeled as being “mean.” But to get a feeling of the flawed policy process behind their proposal, let’s look at just one small example: the medical loss ratio.
  • Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017
    No surprises. The discussion draft of the Senate repeal and replace legislation reveals that the legislators would reverse some of the beneficial features of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which we knew, but the most important measure is the deep reduction in Medicaid funding, allowing them to repeal the tax increases that have paid for the expanded benefits of ACA.