Tagged: single-payer health insurance

The Health Care Puzzle

The Health Care Puzzle

  I don’t suppose Bernie’s bill to make Medicare available to Americans of all ages will become law. Not as long as Republicans control Congress, anyway. But it would be a great boon to this...

Medicare for All. Now.

Medicare for All. Now.

  The health insurance companies are making the prospect of government run competition look more appealing every day. For example, Aetna (which recently bought out my insurer, Coventry) is opting out of Obamacare in all...

The Health Care Dream

The Health Care Dream

  Americans might get single-payer health care after all, but it probably won’t come from Washington. Apparently, the health insurance lobby is too mighty and the public too gullible. Even President Obama at the peak of...

When Facts Fight Back

When Facts Fight Back

Funny thing about facts: they just won’t go away. You can twist and distort them. You can concoct competing data and present them as facts. You can bluff and swagger and bluster and bully....

Health Care Debate Has Been a Waste of Time

Health Care Debate Has Been a Waste of Time

America’s leaders have spent countless hours wrangling over “health care reform” and have finally reached a stand-off in which the only likely beneficiary is the insurance industry. If, as seems likely, the Senate bill...