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Universal medical care, poverty in the USA, and some solutions
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"But a less-than-fully informed public comes at a cost in that assertions of excellence divert attention from the need to inspire and foster systematic quality improvement activities. Furthermore, there seems to be a routine genuflection to the widespread belief of U.S. quality excellence, even among experts. In an environment where even insured Americans receive only about half of the services that experts consider necessary, there is a strong argument for placing quality firmly on the health reform agenda."

 

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Single Payer Health Care Now !

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Editor's Note:

Do we really want our health left up to private for profit Corporate interests that so far has made the US Health Care System the most expensive and least effective in the world?

What Is Single Payer?

Right now we have many hundreds of payers.
They are called insurance corporations.
We would get rid of them.
And replace them with a single payer.
Instead of paying premiums to private for profit insurance companies like Aetna, CIGNA, and Wellpoint,
we would all pool our money into one public insurance pool.
We would be paying the same or less than we are paying now.
Save $400 billion a year in administrative overhead, waste and profits.
Use that money to insure everyone -- cradle to grave.
You get an insurance card.
And it gets you into to see any doctor or any hospital.
Anywhere in the country.
No bills. No co-pays. No deductibles.
No more bankruptcies from medical bills.
No more 120 Americans dead a day due to lack of health insurance
As Dr. Marcia Angell, former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine puts it, single payer is not only the best health care reform, it's the only health care reform that will both control costs and cover everyone.
Single payer.
Everybody in.
Nobody out.

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Facts in Capitalism: A Love Story | MichaelMoore.com

Facts in Capitalism: A Love Story | MichaelMoore.com | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it

More from Michael Moore on  some of the roots of this problem.

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Acceptable Risk

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Which of your loved ones would you consider to be an acceptable collateral death for the health care industry's continued level of success?

Unfortunately, they don't care. -MRP

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Smiley and West- The Rich and the Rest of Us

Smiley and West are still working with the poor amongst us and I am so grateful for some noise on the subject!  Great article.

 

For more about the tour: 

http://www.povertytour.smileyandwest.com/

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Ever True

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"... the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient."
-Francis Peabody, 1925

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The Last Word

On The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell regarding causes of the current crisis and his opinions about them.

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Healthcare-NOW! - Medical students embrace Medicare for all

By Dr. Ed Weisbart for STLToday.com - If you ever want to rekindle your hope for American medicine, spend time with medical students.
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Healthcare-NOW! - Single-Payer?

Healthcare-NOW! - Single-Payer? | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
What is Single-Payer Healthcare? Adapted from PNHP's website. Single-payer is a term used to describe a type of financing system.
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Universal Health Care

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Need great medical care? With a single payer system, there is no denying it.-MRP

 

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Occupy Healthcare? 6 things you need to know | Healthcare Finance News

Occupy Healthcare? 6 things you need to know | Healthcare Finance News | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it

Explains the organization

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Why Is Partisanship Being Put Before Health Care? - Chris Hayes For Those Willing to Put Facts First Instead

Why Is Partisanship Being Put Before Health Care? - Chris Hayes For Those Willing to Put Facts First Instead | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it

by ERIC BYLER, Coffee Party USA

 

Why is One Percent Media asking us to put partisanship before facts?  This clip from "Up with Chris Hayes" helps to explain the background on the Health Care mandate awaiting a decree from the Supreme Court. 

 

Two details worth knowing. (1) Obamacare was and is a Republican idea, that has had support from many Republicans including two of the four remaining GOP presidential candidates.  (2) During the 2008 Presidential primary, Hillary Clinton favored the mandate while Obama opposed it.


CLICK HERE to watch.


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WHO | Mexico International Forum on Universal Health Coverage

WHO | Mexico International Forum on Universal Health Coverage | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it

"Sustaining Universal Health Coverage, Sharing Experiences and Promoting Progress"

 

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Administrative Waste Consumes 31 Percent of Health Spending | Physicians for a National Health Program

Ouch. We're all already paying for  this waste and not getting what we deserve in order to continue the cycle.


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Facts in SiCKO | MichaelMoore.com

Facts in SiCKO | MichaelMoore.com | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it

Gotta see this movie if you haven't already.  SICKO by Michael Moore

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Harvard study finds nearly 45,000 excess deaths annually linked to lack of health coverage

Harvard study finds nearly 45,000 excess deaths annually linked to lack of health coverage | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it

And why are people denied medicine and care that they need to live? For more profit. Murderous.  Reprehensible. Sickening.

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A New Politics That Rejects Austerity...by John Nichols

     

"There's something sick about a politics that tells children to give up their lunch money so that billionaire speculators can avoid paying taxes. And that sickness will only be cured by a new politics." -John Nichols

 

 

 

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Nurses (yes, nurses) lead charge for Wall Street 'sin' tax

A coalition of nurses’ unions is calling for a “Robin Hood” tax on Wall Street, which they say could generate up to $350 billion a year, in the first major protest ahead of this weekend’s NATO summit in Chicago.

A transaction levy on stock trades and other untaxed finacial transactions  that would go to social services and support a healthy society, as the National Nurses United (NNU) see it.

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Healthcare-NOW! - Mental Health and the Call for Single-Payer Healthcare

"By Isobel Wohl, Healthcare for the 99% Working Group, Occupy Wall Street - Join Healthcare for the 99% in recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month this..."

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Great medicine

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Where the medical needs of the patient directs the care from start to finish.-MRP

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Medical bills

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Medical bankruptcy?  With a single payer system there is no such thing.-MRP

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Ow.ly - image uploaded by @PIH (Partners In Health), modeling excellent health/medical care

Ow.ly - image uploaded by @PIH (Partners In Health), modeling excellent health/medical care | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it

"I want to develop a relationship of trust with each patient and really identify the problems at hand. Doing this depends on my ability to communicate. I have to be able to hear people. I have to make contact and help people no matter where they are in their lives."

-Marina Bogdanova, Nurse, PIH Russia

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Healthcare-NOW! - Health Care Costs To Exceed A Record $20,000 Per Year For Families

By Jeffrey Young for the Huffington Post - Health care costs for a family of four covered by workplace health insurance will exceed $20,000 for the first...

Record cost increases recently and there is no real choice but to continue to pay. 

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