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Universal medical care, poverty in the USA, and some solutions
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What We Do « Health Leads

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"With Health Leads, a doctor can “prescribe” food, housing, health insurance, job training, fuel assistance, or other critical resources – just as they would medication. Patients take their prescriptions to the clinic waiting room, where Health Leads’ college volunteers are ready to connect them to these resources."

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Mandatory Health Insurance : Retirees for Single Payer Health Care Blog

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"This is not what we need, a mandate that says everyone needs to buy health insurance. What is really needed is control of our healthcare. We have, for too long, allowed the pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies to lobby congress on their behalf and "offering" incentives to the politicians to vote in their favor. I understood at one time this was a Government by the people and for the people! What happened? Do our representatives hear us? It appears that money talks louder than the people." 

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Perceptions of Poverty: A New Report

Perceptions of Poverty: A New Report | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
Last September, we blogged about the record 46.2 million Americans living in poverty, a statistic of the U.S. Census Bureau. Since that time, the number has risen to 49.1 million. How does the Census Bureau measure poverty ...
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Daily Kos: BIRTHING JUSTICE: One System for All

Daily Kos: BIRTHING JUSTICE: One System for All | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
Julie Castro is a young doctor from France, a country that proves that it is possible for a nation to offer quality health care for all. All legal residents have access to coverage, and immigrants gain the right to access after three ...

 

France seems to be THE best health care system, by all standards, in the world, at this time. What do they know that we don't?

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Are we right?

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Why don't we use scientific methods to compare medical outcomes, patient experiences, and costs, from different single payer (Universal Care) countries with ours to see how this for-profit system measures up? What do we have to lose and what could we gain?-MRP

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Your Stories Of Being Sick Inside The U.S. Health Care System : NPR

Our call-out on Facebook for people to share their experiences of the health care system yielded close to 1,000 responses.

 

 

Heartbreaking

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Nursing and Medicine: In the Eye of the Beholder.................

Nursing and Medicine: In the Eye of the Beholder................. | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
Amanda Trujillo wrote a note titled Nursing and Medicine: In the Eye of the Beholder................. Read the full text here.

 

This woman is getting a LOT of flack for doing what she thought was right for the patient.

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Aaron Carroll's Analysis of Single Payer and Wait Times

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Aaron Carroll's Analysis of Single Payer and Wait Times. (This is a repost from my other blog.) Aaron Carroll at The Incidental Economist has a good analysis of waiting times in the US and in other countries with universal ...
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Medical Sociology Guide: THE CORNERSTONE OF EQUALITY AND OF HUMAN RIGHTS IS ...

-Once and for all: There is no such a thing a 'moderately equitable' or 'equitable inequalities'. 1. Equality is achieved in situations in which all persons in a society enjoy equal (the same) access to available goods and services ...
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Kathleen Sebelius Leads “Breaking Down Barriers” Panel ...

Kathleen Sebelius Leads “Breaking Down Barriers” Panel ... | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it

 

"But we also seek better health for all because it is the right thing to do. When another human being is sick or in pain or goes without essential preventive services, they shouldn’t have to pass some test to be able to get the care they need.

Everyone has a basic right to health care. This is a principle that all people should share and all nations should strive for." K. Sebelius

 

"Panel discussion “Breaking Down Barriers: Addressing Stigma and Discrimination in Health Care for LGBT Persons”. 65th World Health Assembly. Geneva, Switzerland. May 21, 2012."

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For the Uninsured, the Wait for Health Care

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A composite day in the life of patients at Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif.
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Studies find correlation between busy hospitals and higher readmission rates

Some patients going home earlier than they should is unsettling.

 

Do you know what it is like to be too weak to get your own antibiotics and drinks of water after being discharged from the hospital? Too sick to get to the pharmacy to get new bandages for your oozing wound, so you end up back in the ED with a worsened infection, driven by ambulance this time, with a more severe illness upon readmission?  That was my patients' experience and that is what it means to be discharged too early and end up being re-admitted to the hospital.  You are in worse health, more miserable, and scared.-MRP

 

 

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Realign Health with Care - Social Innovation Minnesota | Social ...

Realign Health with Care - Social Innovation Minnesota | Social ... | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
The burden of rising health care costs falls not just on individuals—half of all personal bankruptcies are at least partly due to medical expenses—but also on US companies. At General Motors, health care costs put the ...

 

Working on spreading the Community Health Care worker model, a Partners in Health innovation, to more parts of the US. The program, PACT, is already working in Massachusetts.

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United States poverty and health

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"The institute’s findings are alarming in two respects. Not only have improvements in US life expectancy lagged behind those in Western Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, Japan and elsewhere, but there are vast disparities from county to county in how long Americans can expect to live—sometimes varying by as much as 16 years."
 

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Thanks Occupy!

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Poverty rates: Most U.S. counties see increasing poverty rates

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It’s hardly news that the Great Recession pushed millions of Americans into poverty. In 2010, “poverty” meant having an income of less than $22,113 for a family of four; 15.1 percent of Americans were below that line.

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Health Care Single Payer.....

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"Health care one payer system explained with these Vermont facts could well influence the health insurance industry as it is known today....

1. Funds can be handled by private health care providers. A similar organization can be seen by examining medicare in the United States.

2. No insurance company or multiple payments needed making this an efficient system.

3. Does not replace medicare or Veterans Administration benefits.

4. Eliminates corporations hold on the profits of health care financing.

5. Payment is funded through taxes according to ability to pay.

6. CEO and shareholders are eliminated.

7. Public process creates spending levels, reimbursement and rates.

8. Participants choose hospital and doctor.

9. Providers, both hospitals and doctors deal with one payment entity.

10.Unemployed or job transferring will not stop plan. It goes with people.

11.Preventive care is encouraged which lowers cost, suffering and long range neglected outcomes from happening.

12.Considerable more simplified paperwork which reduces: waste of time, resources and administrative positions.

 

Resource:

 

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1104562

http://www.vermontforsinglepayer.org/"

 

 

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The case for improved Medicare for All

Fact Sheet from PNHP

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Insurance injustice-Letter to the Editor in the Boston Herald, March 30, 2012 by Margaret Reeve Panahi

Insurance injustice-Letter to the Editor in the Boston Herald, March 30, 2012 by Margaret Reeve Panahi | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it

 

As the Supreme Court reviews the Affordable Care Act, we Bay Staters have already had years of experience with the insurance companies ....-MRP

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Supreme Court Single Payer and 99 to 1 « Single Payer Action

Supreme Court Single Payer and 99 to 1 « Single Payer Action | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
That's why Single Payer Action organized 50 medical doctors to resist Obama's mandate – and filed an amicus brief calling on the Supreme Court to strike it down. page0001. Pointing out that Congress had another way ...

 

Not sure how I feel about this amicus, but I am glad that it was done.

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Single-Payer National Health Insurance | Physicians for a National Health Program

Well written....

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Question 2: What do you think of a "single-payer" system?

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RT @CitizensLeague: What does single-payer #healthcare mean to you and could you support such a system?

 

"About This Project

Citizen Solutions is an effort to engage Minnesotans in a conversation about what’s important to the future of health and health care in our state.

The results will guide the policy proposals of the Minnesota Health Care Reform Task Force. Read more."

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For Health-Care Reform, Dr. Hsiao is the Man With the Plan | Seven Days

For Health-Care Reform, Dr. Hsiao is the Man With the Plan | Seven Days | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it

He helped to develop eight of the world's recent adopted universal care programs and most recently worked on the program for Vermont.

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