Last Thursday, the Obama administration announced that senior Medicare beneficiaries will pay the same premiums in 2015 that they are paying this year and the same as the premiums they paid in 2013. This […]
Prescription medication is vital for the health of many people, but without health insurance, many prescriptions can be unaffordable. As a result, consumers are commonly forced to go without the medicines they need. […]
Medications are often cheap for people with insurance, but the average cost of prescription drugs without insurance can be expensive.
Fortunately, it’s still possible to still get prescription discounts in this situation. For example, assistance […]
I read an op-ed in the Dallas Morning News last Thursday that really impressed me, giving me hope that true healthcare reform may be just around the corner.
The piece was co-written by Republican […]
From the Sarasota Herald-Tribune:
In health care circles, Monday is Doughnut Hole Day, the deceptively storybook name for a nasty plot turn in the drama of getting prescriptions filled when you’re over […]
Journalist Carol M. Ostrom wrote a well-researched — and heartbreaking — story on prescription drug insurance that appeared in Sunday’s Seattle Times.
Ostrom looks at the increase in the number of biotech specialty drugs […]
We all know — or should know — by now that the Medicare prescription drug benefit (Medicare Part D) was crafted with the needs and convenience of Big Pharma, rather than patients, in […]
Drug addicts talk about having to “hit bottom” before they finally realize they have to do something about their problem. Are we about to see the U.S. healthcare system hit bottom?
Today, UnitedHealth Group, […]
Think Progress reports that a new study from the Commonwealth Fund shows that the number of Americans forced to pay high medical expenses has grown dramatically since 2003:
The report found that […]
Jo Hartley reports:
“Health insurance companies are currently revising their pricing systems for very expensive drugs and they are now requiring patients to pay hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars for prescriptions for drugs […]
This ad was used in 1994 to kill Hillary Clinton’s universal healthcare plan through scare tactics and misinformation:
As Ezra Klein points out, Obama is taking a similar approach in bashing Hillary’s much watered-down […]
Hint: It’s not because it’s a great system. Read this.
Interestingly, some of the candidates are surprisingly secretive about this — which is pretty sad considering it’s the top domestic issue of the campaign. Daily Kos wonders if one reason Giuliani and McCain […]
What a great ad campaign by the California Nurses Association and the National Nurses Organizing Commitee, highlighting the need for universal healthcare by focusing on the benefits Vice President Dick Cheney has received […]
As a Ron Paul supporter named Vicki rants in his nicely done video:
Big Pharma’s profit margins are the highest of any industry, beating even the widely perceived thievery of the commercial banks.
Big Pharma […]