Latest news, thought pieces and more about our broken healthcare system and how we can fix it!

February 23, 2018

Medicare Extra for All: A Future-Forward Health Plan

The Center for American Progress (CAP) has released a detailed proposal for achieving comprehensive, high-quality, affordable universal health coverage called “Medicare Extra for All.” It’s a multi-payer plan […]
February 20, 2018
Ugly Trump

LA Times: Trump administration takes new steps to loosen health insurance rules

Trump works to bring back health insurance discrimination, “junk” insurance and worse in on-going wave of administrative attacks on Obamacare. With the loosening of regulatory protections, Americans who […]
February 20, 2018

Cuts to Hospital Charity Care?

Unbelievably, some California hospitals have asked State Attorney General Becerra to cut back on their charity care requirements – by as much as 80%. Meanwhile, millions of uninsured […]
February 20, 2018

KHN: Bad Bedside Manna: Bank Loans Signed In The Hospital Leave Patients Vulnerable

Between higher deductibles and narrower networks, patients are paying larger portions of their medical bills. To solve their problem, hospitals are teaming with banks to offer loans. By […]
February 17, 2018

California: Systemic Flaws in Oversight of Medicaid Managed Care Plans

Couple Makes Millions Off Medicaid Managed Care As Oversight Lags Chad Terhune. February 16, 2018.  California Healthline CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Norma Diaz and her husband, Joseph Garcia, […]
February 15, 2018

Forecast Shows Deepening Shortage Of Mental Health Professionals In California

Brian Rinker. February 13, 2018. Republished courtesy of California HealthLine. Original article here.  A new report forecasts a substantial shortage of qualified and diverse behavioral health professionals in California […]
February 14, 2018

Medi-Cal Coverage Doesn’t Equate to Care, Especially in the Suburbs

Upsurge Of Suburban Poor Discover Health Care’s Nowhere Land By Elaine Korry. Feb 9, 2018. Kaiser Health News. The promise of cheaper housing brought Shari Castaneda to Palmdale, […]
February 13, 2018

Will California Choose To Follow or Lead on Health Care?

California confronts the complexities of creating a single-payer healthcare system By MICHAEL HILTZIK. FEB 09, 2018. Los Angeles Times.  Excerpts only. Read complete article here.  California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon […]
February 13, 2018

Criminal Indifference? Medical Director Routinely Denies Coverage Without Reviewing Patient Files

CNN Exclusive: California launches investigation following stunning admission by Aetna medical director Story by Wayne Drash. Feb 11, 2018. CNN Excerpts only. Read complete article here.  California’s insurance commissioner […]
February 13, 2018

Congressional Greed for Payola Blocks Healthcare Reform

Campaign funding from Health Insurance and Pharma blocks hopes for Single-Payer enthusiasts by Josh Finkelstein. January 31, 2018. Excerpts only. Read complete article here.  Senator Bernie Sanders of […]