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  • Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    Interview with Dr. Adam Gaffney and Andy Slavitt | Crooked Conversations, April 18, 2018
    Pod Save America co-host Jon Favreau talks to Andy Slavitt, the board chairman of the United States of Care, and Adam Gaffney, an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School and secretary of the advocacy organization Physicians for a National Health Program.

  • Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    By David U. Himmelstein, M.D. and Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., M.P.H. | Annals of Internal Medicine, April 17, 2018
    In 2015 and again in 2016, Americans' life expectancy decreased, the first multiyear decline since 1962 and 1963. Even before this recent dip, U.S. life expectancy lagged behind that of most other wealthy nations.

  • Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2018
    By Elizabeth Carson, A.P.R.N. | The Baltimore Sun, April 12, 2018
    Congress has managed to mess up our complicated, dysfunctional health care system so badly that states are left to come up with temporary patches to stave off disaster. Meanwhile, we are still being held hostage by private insurance companies.

  • Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018
    In this article, Sachin Jain presents the fallacy of consumer-directed health care, that somehow the patient has the desire to use their own expertise and control of their own funds to shop for the best care available and in doing so will improve the quality and reduce the costs of health care.
  • Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2018
    The British National Health Service has established "personal health budgets" - personal allowances of NHS cash to "put power back into the hands of patients." Their conservative government now intends to greatly expand the use of these accounts.
  • Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    The editorial staff of the Des Moines Register has long been a leader in advocating for health care justice, having supported repeatedly a single payer health care system for the United States.