Physicians For A National Health Program

Type: Organization
Name: Physicians For A National Health Program
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Study: Cut Overhead to Reach Health-Care Savings

PHOTO: A study by Physicians for a National Health Program found the United States spends almost four times as much on administrative costs as neighboring Canada and significantly more than other countries with single-payer systems. Photo credit: Norbert ... [Published Public News Service - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Study: Health-Care Savings Lie Outside the Hospital Room

Photo: A study by Physicians for a National Health Program found the U.S. spends almost four times as much on administrative costs as neighboring Canada and significantly more than other countries with single-payer systems. Photo courtesy: Norbert Ka ... [Published Public News Service - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Surprise In Mass. Primary: 21 Percent For Single-Payer Candidate Berwick

Note to politicians: Backing “Medicare for all” is looking less and less like electoral poison. If, deep in your heart, you believe American health care would be better off with a Canadian-style, single-payer system, you might now consider coming out ... [Published WBUR - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 2 reports

Bureaucracy consumes one-quarter of US hospitals' budgets, twice as much as other nations

Bureaucracy consumes one-quarter of US hospitals' budgets, twice as much as other nations08/09/14/11/31   Eureka Alerts   1   Global( Physicians for a National Health Program ) A study of hospital administrative costs in eight nations published today ... [Published Infrosoft - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

We’re No. 1, Not In A Good Way: Highest Hospital Administrative Costs

When it comes to hospital administrative costs, a finds, our country is No. 1 and we’re way ahead of the curve — unfortunately.In the study, researchers analyzed hospital accounting data to compare administrative costs across eight countries: Canada, ... [Published WBUR - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Big data: The latest fad in health policy

In case you blinked, big data is the newest new thing in establishment health policy. The July 2014 edition of Health Affairs carries on its spine the title, “Using big data to transform care.” It was funded by IBM and the UnitedHealth Foundation, among ... [Published HealthCareIT News - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Public forum addresses universal health care

A public forum on universal health care (single payer, improved Medicare-for-all) will be presented by members of Health Care for All and Physicians for a National Health Program next month in Poulsbo.The forum is 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17 in ... [Published Bainbridge Island Review - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Exploring faith for a fair New York

Sometimes, it is important to step back, look at problems in a new way and share ideas and concerns with others. The power of reflection and collective thinking can be strong.The New York State Labor-Religion Coalition, in collaboration with other faith ... [Published New York State United Teachers - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

'Health care is a human right': Medical students, doctors plan Boston rally for single-payer system ahead of gubernatorial forum

BOSTON – Massachusetts lawmakers passed a universal health care program in 1988, but its implementation was repeatedly delayed and it was finally repealed when political power in the Statehouse swung away from Democrats and Republican Gov. William Weld ... [Published MassLive - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Huls’ Angels do not ride Harleys

CURIOUS CITY — ANSWER MY PRAYER, WHERE’S MY SINGLE PAYER?! I went to a birthday party a couple of weeks ago for a good friend of mine, and yours, and was impressed with the other friends I met there. Since the celebrant is in the medical field, it’s no ... [Published Santa Monica Daily Press - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

To improve health care, let's at least ask the right questions, OK?

By Samuel Metz, MD. Samuel is a private practice anesthesiologist, HCAO representative from the Portland chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, and founding member of Mad As Hell Doctors. Oregon’s HB 3260 study of health care financing: ... [Published BlueOregon - Jun 27 2014]

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"Hospitals have to collect co-payments and deductibles from virtually every patient who rolls through the door," she said. "So, the payment system imposes a tremendous amount of complexity on hospitals in the United States."
"Hospitals have to collect co-payments and deductibles from virtually every patient who rolls through the door,” Woolhandler points out. “So the payment system imposes a tremendous amount of complexity on hospitals in the United States."
"A Comparison Of Hospital Administrative Costs In Eight Nations: US Costs Exceed All Others By Far" David U Himmelstein, Miraya Jun, Reinhard Busse, Karine Chevreul, Alexander Geissler, Patrick Jeurissen, Sarah Thomson, Marie-Amelie Vinet, and Steffie...
...with the private insurance industry ($476 billion) and reducing pharmaceutical prices to European levels ($116 billion)," wrote Gerald Friedman. "In 2014, the savings would be enough to cover all 44 million uninsured and upgrade benefits for everyone else."

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Study: Cut Overhead to Reach Health-Care Savings [Published Public News Service - Sep 12 2014]
Study: Health-Care Savings Lie Outside the Hosp... [Published Public News Service - Sep 11 2014]
Surprise In Mass. Primary: 21 Percent For Singl... [Published WBUR - Sep 10 2014]
We’re No. 1, Not In A Good Way: Highest Hospita... [Published WBUR - Sep 08 2014]
Bureaucracy consumes one-quarter of US hospital... [Published Infrosoft - Sep 08 2014]
Bureaucracy consumes one-quarter of US hospital... [Published EurekAlert! - Sep 08 2014]
Big data: The latest fad in health policy [Published HealthCareIT News - Sep 04 2014]
Public forum addresses universal health care [Published Bainbridge Island Review - Aug 27 2014]
Exploring faith for a fair New York [Published New York State United Teachers - Aug 22 2014]
'Health care is a human right': Medical student... [Published MassLive - Aug 19 2014]
Huls’ Angels do not ride Harleys [Published Santa Monica Daily Press - Aug 14 2014]
To improve health care, let's at least ask the ... [Published BlueOregon - Jun 27 2014]
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