Physicians For A National Health Program

Type: Organization
Name: Physicians For A National Health Program
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Hospital Bureaucracy Costs Billions in Unhealthy Spending

NEW YORK ( MainStreet ) — Hospitals in the U.S. spend exorbitant amounts on overhead compared to those of other countries, and that's causing financial ills for the average American patient.According to new research comparing hospital costs in eight nations, ... [Published Colchester Bulletin - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Single-payer system would reduce costs over time: A letter to the editor

This is worth noting in New Orleans, as we build a billion dollar hospital complex whose administrative expenses will compete with dollars for patient care.There is a solution to the mess: a single payer system. Medicare is an example, with 5 to 7 percent ... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Non-profit nursing homes offer advantages

Share this article:Matthew GallardoCustomers that have gone through the process of finding a nursing home for a loved one can tell you how much of a challenge it can sometimes be. Making such an important decision for an ailing parent or loved one can ... [Published McKnight's Long Term Care News - Sep 19 2014]
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 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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"Only a single-payer reform can squeeze out the bureaucratic waste and use the money to give patients the care they need," said Himmelstein. "Instead, we're layering on more bureaucracy in insurance exchanges and 'accountable care organizations.”"
"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...

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Single-payer system would reduce costs over tim... [Published Times Picayune / NOLA.com - Sep 23 2014]
Hospital Bureaucracy Costs Billions in Unhealth... [Published Colchester Bulletin - Sep 22 2014]
Non-profit nursing homes offer advantages [Published McKnight's Long Term Care News - Sep 19 2014]
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]
To improve health care, let's at least ask the ... [Published BlueOregon - Jun 27 2014]
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