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A Brief History of the Medical Reform Group
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Covers the year 1979 - 1994.
A web portal featuring information and resources about health, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important arti...
Humans and Subhumans: Weill Cornell and the Death of the American Soul
All patients that walk through the door of Weill Cornell are put into two categories: the humans, who are deemed by Cornell to have "good insurance," and the subhumans, who are deemed by Cornell to ha...
Medicare Myths and Realities
Since medicare is an extremely popular social program, the media and right-wing politicians have learned that it is unwise to attack it directly. Instead, they propagate myths designed to undermine pu...
Meet the Real Death Panels
44,000 Americans a Year Die From Lack of Health Insurance
Harvard-based researchers found that uninsured, working-age Americans have a 40 percent higher risk of death than their privately insured counterparts, up from a 25 percent excess death rate found in ...
Single-Payer Health Care and the Case Against Clicktivism
What’s the next step in the campaign for single-payer universal health care in the United States? Single Payer Now's Don Bechler says we have to hit the streets.
Testimony of David U. Himmelstein, M.D. before the HELP Subcommittee
Himmelstein, David U.
A single-payer reform would make care affordable through vast savings on bureaucracy and profits. As my colleagues and I have shown in research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, admini...
What is Meant by 'Single-Payer' in the Current Discussion of Health Care Reforms During the Primaries?
Single-payer means that most of the funds used to pay for medical care are public, that is, they are paid with taxes. The government, through a public authority, is the most important payer for medica...
Why U.S.-Style Health Reform Does Not Work and What to Do about It
Ending the corporate domination of healthcare is part of breaking the domination of the corporate class over our government and our lives. The task is to organize a mass movement that refuses to treat...
Private Profits vs Public Policy
The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Canadian State
According to Joel Lexchin, "Given the central role that medicines play in keeping us healthy, it is essential that we understand the policy environment that governs drug development, from the initial ...
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