Educational articles
September 9, 2023
This is an intriguing article about the history of the value based payment movement by the insurance industry, and debunks commonly held beliefs. ...
May 2, 2023
California Assembly Joint Resolution 4, which asks Biden to discontinue the privatized ACO/REACH Medicare program, has passed the California legislature....
December 4, 2022
October 9, 2022
There have been a series of recent public reports and discussions about fraud on the part of corporations participating in the Medicare Advantage program....
September 30, 2022
Access to abortion can be restricted or denied by employer-based for-profit health plans. This discussion, Abortion Access and the Right to Healthcare will discuss the advantages of a single-payer system...
September 28, 2022
Wendell Potter worked in the health insurance industry. He became very familiar with the manipulations and maneuvers of the for-profit systems. He now writes a newsletter and speaks to educate...
September 27, 2022
At the same time the New York Times published an article about non-profit hospitals using debt collectors to pursue indigent patients (-----), they published a second article detailing how a...
September 25, 2022

What does it mean to be non-profit?  The NY Times today published the article They Were Entitled to Free Care. Hospitals Hounded Them to Pay The article...

September 22, 2022
Germany began the first public health insurance system under Otto von Bismarck in the late 1800s. These “sickness funds” were initially intended to provide care for low income workers. Over...
September 19, 2022
Medicare Advantage was a way of channeling Medicare dollars into private for-profit companies before Direct Contracting Entities or the ACO/REACH program. Medicare Advantage programs require that 85% of income be...