Medicare For All Is The Care Every Family Needs

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      eridani
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      https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/04/11/medicare-all-care-every-family-needs

      Have I told you yet about Dolores, the 75-year-old former model and then owner of a dog-walking service who had to spend all of her life savings on medical treatments for fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and back pain, before she, too, was forced to move into a homeless shelter?

      As I said, I could go on for hours. My heart constantly goes out to patients I’ve met like Mike, Alan, Louise and Dolores, but their stories are just a few examples of how I see patients grow sicker every day due to the rising, unaffordable costs of healthcare in the the United States.

      And why should one’s health insurance be tied to your employer? Why must my staff spend hours each day calling health insurance companies for prior authorizations for routine procedures like mammograms, generic hypertensive and diabetic medications that have been around for decades, asthma inhalers, and other low-cost treatments?

      It doesn’t have to be this way. It is important to remember that we did not arrive at our current healthcare payment system for moral, ethical or inevitable economic reasons. Dozens of other countries provide already universal care at a far lower cost.

      In Canada, universal healthcare first passed in the province of Saskatchewan in 1947. Province after province followed, but it took until 1966 for the rest of the Canada to adopt universal healthcare.

      Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

    • #53725
      Charles
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      Excellent compassionate article. Wish these kinds of articles were in the MSM….

       

      Bernie: "Not Me. Us"

      • #53888
        Ohio Barbarian
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        Which is exactly why we need a true public-funded Public Broadcasting System again. So long as PBS, or any other network for that matter, depends on revenue from privatized health insurance and Big Pharma, they will never actively investigate their sponsors’ crimes.

        It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

        You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

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