Is this a bold and ambitious plan? Damn straight it is, because it has to be. The scale of our healthcare crisis is enormous, and our plan has to tackle the deep sickness within our for-profit system.
Democracy Now! (3/6/19)
More than 100 Democratic lawmakers are co-sponsoring a new House bill to dramatically revamp healthcare in the United States by creating a Medicare-for-all system funded by the federal government. This comes at a time when as many as 30 million Americans have no health insurance and tens of millions more are either underinsured or struggling to pay their health insurance premiums. We speak with Democratic Congressmember Pramila Jayapal of Washington, who announced the bill last week.
Insulin Has Become Unaffordable. Patients Are Dying In Their Desperate Efforts To Ration Doses
By Meghna Chakrabarti
On Point / WBUR (3/6/19)
Six million Americans rely on insulin to survive. Many can no longer afford it. What happens when big pharma, big profits and strong patent laws lead to dying patients?
- Dylan Scott, health care reporter at Vox. (@dylanlscott)
- Vikas Saini, cardiologist and president of the Lown Institute, a nonpartisan think tank dedicated to promoting health care equity. Co-chair of The Right Care Alliance. (@DrVikasSaini)
- Dr. Kasia Lipska, endocrinologist and diabetes outcomes research at Yale School of Medicine. (@klipskaMD)
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