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Universal medical care, poverty in the USA, and some solutions
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PNHP: From the internationally renowned economist, Dr. Hsaio

PNHP: From the internationally renowned economist, Dr. Hsaio | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it

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The best health care systems in the world are national systems. France has the best medical outcomes world wide.  Our US military is cutting edge with research and innovations right now that the civilian medical people are learning from.  One source of payment doesn't make care worse, it improves it and cuts out the non contributary elements of the private health insurance administration and profits. Private health insurance adds nothing to our medical care. They just take needed money out of the system.-MRP

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Timeline Photos - National Priorities Project | Facebook

Timeline Photos - National Priorities Project | Facebook | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
As the number of troops in Afghanistan drops by 75%, some say $58.6 billion in funding for overseas contingency operations is too high. With that one...
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We have an electoral system-let's use it!

Recognize that for all of us, these, too, are the times that try our souls. Be peacefully but persistently aggressive. Demand of your representatives at national, state and local levels: either they deliver their votes to break the Money Power or they don’t get yours.-Bill Moyers and Bernard Weisberger

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Say it people!

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Be careful who you call a moocher...

Be careful who you call a moocher... | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
Be careful who you call a moocher...

Via The Blue Street Journal
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Why don't we call oil companies who get subsidies "Moochers"?  It's true that they are moochers. It is astounding that no one talks about the real parasites on our economy-big corporate influence on our government and personal money that is evaporating and re-condensing in mega-wealthy bank accounts.

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Data Update - Summer 2014 newsletter | Physicians for a National Health Program

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Eye Opening!
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Public Citizen Press Room

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Statement preceding Senate Hearing led by Bernie Sanders on Single Payer.  An excellent speech.

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Insurers Are Fleecing Us Out of Billions While Congress Looks the Other Way

Insurers Are Fleecing Us Out of Billions While Congress Looks the Other Way | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
A year-long investigation by the Center for Public Integrity has revealed that health insurers may have fleeced taxpayers out of $70 billion in just five years....
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Myth vs. Fact: Violence and Mental Health

A Q&A with an expert who studies the relationship between mental illness and violence.
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The Truth About the Canadian Health Care System I Spent Years Disparaging

The Truth About the Canadian Health Care System I Spent Years Disparaging | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
While we had some of the world's best doctors and hospitals, they were in many cases off-limits to millions of Americans, many of whom were uninsured because of preexisting conditions that made them "uninsurable" in the eyes of private insu...
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Who wouldn't want health care for everyone?

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BIOL1020 Genetics blog: Gene Linkages To Major Depressive Order

BIOL1020 Genetics blog: Gene Linkages To Major Depressive Order | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
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Why I Left Medicine: A Burnt-Out Doctor’s Decision To Quit

Why I Left Medicine: A Burnt-Out Doctor’s Decision To Quit | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
A doctor who stopped practicing medicine due to burnout and other factors notes this alarming statistic: the suicide rate among women physicians is more than two times that of women in the general population.
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I stopped practicing as a PCP (nurse practitioner) about 2 years ago. 

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The Joy and Resolve of a Movement Built on Creative Resistance

The Joy and Resolve of a Movement Built on Creative Resistance | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
Art has added vitality and energy to advocacy; and it reaches people at deeper emotional levels and in their hearts conveying what cannot be said with mere facts.
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This is a wonderful article. It brings home just how well artistic people have delivered the messages that needed to be heard. The meme of Occupy Wall Street has planted the images of the 99% and the 1% into millions of minds around the country.  The many images talented people have delivered  capture that concept  and spread this awareness quickly through images they felt expressed the truth about the idea of money buying influence and shaping policy and our lives.

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Why the NRA Is Blocking Obama’s Surgeon General Nominee | Blog, News & Notes | BillMoyers.com

Why the NRA Is Blocking Obama’s Surgeon General Nominee | Blog, News & Notes | BillMoyers.com | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it

 

His positions on guns are hardly radical or even activist and his views are consistent with those of the majority of Americans. Polling indicates that the public is far more supportive of new gun control laws than members of Congress or, certainly, the NRA.

Furthermore, Murthy’s views represent a consensus among medical professionals that gun violence is a major public health issue. Gun violence, including suicide, kills some 30,000 Americans every year, about the same number as car accidents. Cars are highly regulated for health and safety; guns, barely. Accordingly, the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, among many others, have called for stronger gun safety laws. It would be surprising if, as a doctor, Murthy did not have concerns about gun violence and the strength of current regulations.

 

The campaign against Dr. Vivek Murthy is the continuation of a longstanding effort to make discussion of gun violence taboo.

 

MORE:http://billmoyers.com/2014/03/23/why-the-nra-is-blocking-obama’s-surgeon-general-nominee/

 

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What doctor WOULDN"T consider gun violence a public health risk????

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These Craftivists Are Making A Statement—With Knitting

These Craftivists Are Making A Statement—With Knitting | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
Craftivism: “a way of looking at life where voicing opinions through creativity makes your voice stronger, your compassion deeper, and your quest for justice more infinite.”
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The Silent Power of Boycotts and Blockades

The Silent Power of Boycotts and Blockades | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
Scattered among the barracks of this planetary war zone are scores of white flags, wielded daily by the many millions of people engaged in nonviolent resistance.
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Nonviolent  actions still doing the best work!   

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Know Your Healthcare Rights, Protection and New Law, Obamacare

Know Your Healthcare Rights, Protection and New Law, Obamacare | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
Learn about your rights, protections and the law at Healthcare.gov. The new Health Insurance Marketplace has all the answers. Get the coverage you need
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Full list of rights, protections and benefits under the law.

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Celebrate the Revolution -- And Keep It Going | Blog | BillMoyers.com

Celebrate the Revolution -- And Keep It Going | Blog | BillMoyers.com | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
This July 4, cherish the words of the Declaration but also summon Thomas Paine's spirit to remind yourself that we can, if we really care, pick up the broken thread of democratic zeal. An essay by Bill Moyers and Bernie Weisberger.
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Health Care Coverage under the Affordable Care Act — A Progress Report — NEJM

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Health Policy Report from The New England Journal of Medicine — Health Care Coverage under the Affordable Care Act — A Progress Report
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THE RECORD TO DATE

Taking all existing coverage expansions together, we estimate that 20 million Americans have gained coverage as of May 1 under the ACA (Figure 3FIGURE 3Categories of Expanded Health Insurance Coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).). We do not know yet exactly how many of these people were previously uninsured, but it seems certain that many were.

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Business Coalition for Single-Payer Healthcare

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Upcoming Event: Health Beyond Health Care

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Skyrocketing Health Insurer CEOs' Paychecks Are "Crazy," Says Executive Comp Expert

Skyrocketing Health Insurer CEOs' Paychecks Are "Crazy," Says Executive Comp Expert | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
Almost all of the publicly traded health insurers reported big increases in revenue and profits last year. The big winners have been the top executives of those companies, led by Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna, the nation's third largest health insurer...
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Depression, the secret we share

Depression, the secret we share | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
"The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment." In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression. That led him to an eye-opening journey across the world to interview others with depression -- only to discover that, to his surprise, the more he talked, the more people wanted to tell their own stories. (Filmed at TEDxMet.)
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Beautiful and eloquent.

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Bush Health Secretary Louis Sullivan Is One Republican Who Supports Obamacare

Bush Health Secretary Louis Sullivan Is One Republican Who Supports Obamacare | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
Sullivan is especially dismayed that so many Republican governors have refused to expand the Medicaid program to bring more low-incomes individuals and families into coverage, as the Affordable Care Act makes possible....
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US doctors support universal health care - survey

WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) - More than half of U.S. doctors now favor switching to a national health care plan and fewer than a third oppose the idea, according to a survey published on Monday...

 

  "Across the board, more physicians feel that our fragmented and for-profit insurance system is obstructing good patient care, and a majority now support national insurance as the remedy," Ackermann said in a statement.

The Indiana survey found that 83 percent of psychiatrists, 69 percent of emergency medicine specialists, 65 percent of pediatricians, 64 percent of internists, 60 percent of family physicians and 55 percent of general surgeons favor a national health insurance plan.

 

MORE:http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/03/31/idUSN31432035

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Some Guy Posted His Hospital Bill Online. You’ll See Why Everyone’s Talking About It.

Some Guy Posted His Hospital Bill Online. You’ll See Why Everyone’s Talking About It. | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
A 20 year-old man came down with appendicitis in October of this year. He posted the bill on Reddit and it has gone viral. The US Health Care system is a topic of much debate, not only in the US but around the world. A lot of countries get ‘free’ health care, so needless to say, this has stirr
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The Myth of Maximizing Shareholder Value

The Myth of Maximizing Shareholder Value | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
So many of the assertions made about ''maximizing shareholder value'' are false that they should be assumed to be a lie until proven otherwise.
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Fighting poverty is knowing what is going on!

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