Physicians For A National Health Program

Type: Organization
Name: Physicians For A National Health Program
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passed a universal health care program in 1988, but its implementation was repeatedly delayed and it was finally repealed when political power in the Statehouse swung away from Democrats and Republican Gov.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 Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Sen. Jeff Merkley visits Hillsboro to discuss Medicare, Social Security; Dr. Monica Wehby responds

Sen. Jeff Merkley spent some time at the Hillsboro Public Library on Wednesday, meeting with a group of eight senior citizens about Social Security and Medicare as part of an eight-town tour across Oregon.The Democrat emphasized his commitment to the ... [Published Oregonian - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

On health care, Wehby is on the wrong track

However, Wehby’s hypothetical replacement for the ACA is an unsupportable fantasy. She believes our American private health insurance is the solution, not the cause, of our health care crisis. Wehby’s program says we must “guarantee protection for Americans ... [Published Register-Guard - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

For-profit home care agencies cost Medicare extra, yet provide worse care: Health Affairs

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 4-Aug-2014For-profit home health agencies are far costlier for Medicare than nonprofit agencies, according to a nationwide study published today [Monday, Aug. 4] in the August issue of the journal Health Affairs. Overall cost per ... [Published EurekAlert! - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 03 2014 - Updated Aug 03 2014 - 1 reports

Dr. Anne Scheetz: America needs improved Medicare for all

Forty-nine years ago, on July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law. Together, the two programs have made health care accessible to millions of people who otherwise couldn’t afford it. The legislation ended racial segregation ... [Published State Journal-Register - Aug 03 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Medicare Anniversary Events Demonstrate the Need to Expand Medicare For Every American

July 30, 2014 Medicare-For-All Would Ensure Universal Coverage and Address Health DisparitiesWASHINGTON, D.C. – Advocates, community leaders and policy experts convened today across the country to commemorate the 49th anniversary of Medicare, the widely ... [Published Public Citizen - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Letter: VA mess indicts ACA, single-payer

To the editor of THE EAGLE:In the July 22 letter entitled "Two falsehoods on single-payer," Drs. Lotto and Kaplan, members of Physicians for a National Health Program, made two points. One was that the problems at the Veterans Administration are due to ... [Published Berkshire Eagle - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Letters: Dental health

Dental healthBeverlee Katz Cutler ("Insurer spends lavishly on naming rights, and dentist says enough," July 20) gave everyone in Oregon a great gift: We need to know why dentists are no longer able to treat patients who have the Oregon Health Plan as ... [Published Oregonian - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Glimmers of healthcare politics at meeting of Western Washington docs

Obamacare critic Kshama Sawant spoke at the annual meeting of Western Washington Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program Credit: Western Washington Chapter of Physicians for a National Health ProgramThe Western Washington Chapter of Physicians ... [Published Crosscut Seattle - Jul 23 2014]

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"Forty-five-thousand people a year die because they don't have health insurance in the U S That's unacceptable to me" he said. Even the Affordable Care Act, beloved by many liberals despite its well-publicized flaws, is projected to leave 31 million Americans without...
"She has called for repealing the Affordable Care Act, and what that means is just a very destructive impact on Oregonians. ... It would return us to a situation where health care is for the healthy and the wealthy" Merkley said at the roundtable
"We've got to, in the future, find a way to keep those fiscally solvent," she said. "Or else, they're not going to be around in the future for people that need them. ... We can't let the government live by different rules than our Oregon families. We can't keep spending more than we make."
Lead author William Cabin, assistant professorprofessor of social workwork at Temple University, said: "While our study is the first to show that profit-making has trumped patient care in Medicare's home health program, that's no surprise. A large body of research on hospitals, nursing homes, dialysis facilities, and HMOs has shown that for-profits deliver inferior care at inflated prices."

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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]
Merkley visits Hillsboro; Argus building sold; ... [Published Oregonian - Aug 09 2014]
OR-Sen: George Will & The Koch Brothers Just Ca... [Published Daily Kos - Aug 07 2014]
On health care, Wehby is on the wrong track [Published Register-Guard - Aug 07 2014]
Sen. Jeff Merkley visits Hillsboro to discuss M... [Published Oregonian - Aug 07 2014]
For-profit home care agencies cost Medicare ext... [Published EurekAlert! - Aug 05 2014]
Dr. Anne Scheetz: America needs improved Medica... [Published State Journal-Register - Aug 03 2014]
Medicare Anniversary Events Demonstrate the Nee... [Published Public Citizen - Jul 31 2014]
Letter: VA mess indicts ACA, single-payer [Published Berkshire Eagle - Jul 28 2014]
Letters: Dental health [Published Oregonian - Jul 26 2014]
Glimmers of healthcare politics at meeting of W... [Published Crosscut Seattle - Jul 23 2014]
To improve health care, let's at least ask the ... [Published BlueOregon - Jun 27 2014]
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To improve health care, let's at least ask the ... [Published BlueOregon - Jun 27 2014]
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: ...
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