Public Health Officials Say Single-Payer Healthcare Systems More Effective Against COVID-19 Pandemic than Fragmented For-Profit Healthcare System of U.S.

Public Health Officials Say Single-Payer Healthcare Systems More Effective Against COVID-19 Pandemic than Fragmented For-Profit Healthcare System of U.S. “Public Health Experts: Single-Payer Systems Coping With Coronavirus More Effectively Than For-Profit Model “Having a healthcare system that’s a public strategic asset rather than a business run for profit allows for a degree of coordination and optimal use […]

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Improved Medicare for All Would Save Over 68000 Lives and $450 billion Annually

Improved Medicare for All Would Save Over 68000 Lives and $450 billion Annually “SUMMARY Although health care expenditure per capita is higher in the USA than in any other country, more than 37 million Americans do not have health insurance, and 41 million more have inadequate access to care. Efforts are ongoing to repeal the […]

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Equal Access to Healthcare in the U.S. Decreases Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Death Rates

Equal Access to Healthcare in the U.S. Decreases Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Death Rates “Access to health care in the United States hinges on a number of factors, including employment status, geographic location and financial resources. Disparities in access to health care can lead to disparities in health; these disparities often fall along racial and ethnic lines. New research shows that when […]

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Health Insurance Reduces Mid-life Mortality

Health Insurance Reduces Mid-life Mortality “…We evaluate a randomized pilot study in which the IRS sent informational letters to 3.9 million taxpayers who paid a tax penalty for lacking health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Drawing on administrative data, we study the effect of the intervention on taxpayers’ subsequent health insurance enrollment and […]

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Life Expectancy Decreasing in US while Increasing in Other Wealthy Nations

Life Expectancy Decreasing in US while Increasing in Other Wealthy Nations “Potential ExplanationsThe increase in midlife mortality after 1999 was greatly influenced by the increase in fatal drug overdoses. Heroin use increased substantially in the 1960s and 1970s, as did crack cocaine abuse in the 1980s, disproportionately affecting (and criminalizing) the black population.74,75 Mortality from drug […]

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Health Insurance Reduces All-Cause Mortality Rates

Health Insurance Reduces All-Cause Mortality Rates “At present, about 28 million Americans are uninsured. Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) would probably increase this number, whereas enactment of proposed single-payer legislation (1) would reduce it. The public spotlight on how policy changes affect the number of uninsured reflects a widespread assumption […]

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