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"Pivotal Moment in American History": Sen. Sanders Unveils Medicare-for-All Bill

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https://democracynow.org - Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is slated to introduce universal healthcare legislation today, aimed at expanding Medicare coverage to include every American. In a New York Times op-ed published today, Sanders wrote, "This is a pivotal moment in American history. Do we, as a nation, join the rest of the industrialized world and guarantee comprehensive health care to every person as a human right? Or do we maintain a system that is enormously expensive, wasteful and bureaucratic, and is designed to maximize profits for big insurance companies, the pharmaceutical industry, Wall Street and medical equipment suppliers?" Fifteen senators have already signed on as co-sponsors. The introduction of the Medicare for All Act comes after Republicans repeatedly failed to push through their legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The Republicans’ efforts sparked sustained grassroots protests, led by disability activists and healthcare professionals. We speak with Michael Lighty, director of public policy for National Nurses United and the California Nurses Association. National Nurses United has long advocated for a Medicare-for-all system.

 

 

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Bernie Sanders breaks down America's failing health care system and why the nation needs a "Medicare for all" system in its place.

 

 

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Rest of the industrialized world provides healthcare for all their citizens.

Hillary:  America can't afford ponies.

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FIX IT - Healthcare At The Tipping Point

This documentary takes an in-depth look into how our dysfunctional health care system is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians and negatively impacting on the nation's health, while remaining un-affordable for a third of our citizens.

 

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Big Pharma:  Market Failure explores the problem of extreme drug prices in the US and how drug cost impacts on the public, on businesses and the overall US economy.

This documentary makes an effective business case for realizable change. It digs deep to answer key questions. How much do pharma companies really spend on research and development of truly innovative drugs?  Do "free market" principles impact on drug prices and help control cost? Do the normal rules of business apply to the pharma industry? How do TV ads impact consumers and doctors?
The proposal is to create a solution that makes business sense for employers and health sense for employees. It is a compelling drama that reveals the truth of pharma cost and what we can do about it.

https://fixithealthcare.com/big-pharma-movie/ 

 

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This is what really needs to happen but I don't see the insurance companies allowing it, they are way too invested in both sides of aisle.    I feel this is a bipartisan bill and I would love for this country to make a real, revolutionary decision on something that matters.     It's the right thing to do, and it makes sense.  

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2 hours ago, Zaximus said:

This is what really needs to happen but I don't see the insurance companies allowing it, they are way too invested in both sides of aisle.    I feel this is a bipartisan bill and I would love for this country to make a real, revolutionary decision on something that matters.     It's the right thing to do, and it makes sense.  

People need to put their ideology to the side long enough to watch this video.  It was produced by an American CEO/business owner grappling with the ever rising cost of medical insurance for his company/workers.  It all boils down to dollars and cents.

For anyone that cares about the future of health care in this country, please watch this video.

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, NanuqoftheNorth said:

People need to put their ideology to the side long enough to watch this video.  It was produced by an American CEO/business owner grappling with the ever rising cost of medical insurance for his company/workers.  It all boils down to dollars and cents.

For anyone that cares about the future of health care in this country, please watch this video.

 

 

 

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No way.  Freedoms and stuff..  Yeah...  Communism bad!  Right?!  Yeah...I shouldn't pay for someone else because of bootstraps!  yeah, you want healthcare, get a job lazy bums!

(Oh look at that re-election donation! Thanks people who profit off of the insurance industry!)

And that's why it won't get traction.  Lots of the Dems are saying "But we have to ensure Obamacare survives as a step towards any improvements."  There's a lot of money that will flow around because of these decisions.

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42 minutes ago, d-dave said:

No way.  Freedoms and stuff..  Yeah...  Communism bad!  Right?!  Yeah...I shouldn't pay for someone else because of bootstraps!  yeah, you want healthcare, get a job lazy bums!

(Oh look at that re-election donation! Thanks people who profit off of the insurance industry!)

And that's why it won't get traction.  Lots of the Dems are saying "But we have to ensure Obamacare survives as a step towards any improvements."  There's a lot of money that will flow around because of these decisions.

Yeah, of course, it's not going to happen overnight, but you have to start somewhere.  Many voters are tired of giving the spineless corporate dems a pass.  Especially when our representatives know the majority of democratic voters and a significant minority of pubs want single payer healthcare.  Time for pols to get on board and start to fight for what the rest of the industrialized world has enjoyed for years now.

For-profit healthcare by its very nature will never be as economically efficient or provide health care outcomes as good as single payer.  A third of all dollars under our current system are wasted on advertising and administrative costs that wouldn't exist under single payer.  The savings would allow our country to expand health coverage to all Americans, eliminate co-pays and still have enough left over for a 25% savings in comparison to what we have right now.

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