Americans Can No Longer Afford to Get Sick and There’s a Reason Why

For too many Americans, achieving any kind of quality of life has become a choice between putting food on the table and paying one’s bills or health care costs.

Anthony Reese, who says he is homeless, holds his daughter Makailei Pratt, 3, at a rally led by U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., with doctors, nurses, health care workers and patients who will lose access to health care or see costs rise, at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, Calif., July 3, 2017. (AP/Reed Saxon)

Opinion -- A growing number of Americans are struggling to stretch their dollars far enough to pay their bills, get out of debt and ensure that if and when an illness arises, it doesn’t bankrupt them. This is a reality that no amount of partisan political bickering can deny. Many Americans can no longer afford health insurance, drug costs or

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Obamacare Failures Push Patients To Rely On Urgent Care Centers

Urgent care facilities, though they have their benefits, do not rectify the failings of the government to take care of people. In the words of Pete Volk, it is “single-payer or bust.”

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In the United States, where health care costs are bankrupting Americans more than any other type of debt, urgent care centers (UCC) are on the rise, and more Americans are leaving their primary care physicians behind in favor of them. At John Peter Smith Hospital (JPS) in Fort Worth, Texas, there’s a program for low-income residents called JPS

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The Sickness Of American Healthcare

The mainstream media’s fixation on a small fraction of patients distorts the Amercian healthcare system’s myriad of real problems.

Protesters demanding affordable health care are arrested by U.S. capitol Police on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The recent collapse of Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act demonstrated that the GOP’s tireless obsessions—free market platitudes and tax cuts for the wealthy—contribute absolutely nothing to fixing the American healthcare system. Unfortunately, that was the only thing made clear by media coverage of the healthcare

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CBO Says GOP Repeal-Only Plan Leaves 32M Uninsured By 2026

The losses in the number of people with insurance would start right away, with 17 million more people being uninsured in 2018 than predicted under current law.

In this March 8, 2017, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans intent on scrapping Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act have a budget problem. As it turns out, repealing and replacing the law they hate so much won’t save nearly as much money as getting rid of it entirely, the goal they’ve been campaigning on for seven years. That means trouble for the federal deficit and for Congress’ fiscal conservatives who repeatedly warn about leaving their children and grandchildren worse off financially. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON – The Republican plan to repeal most of the Affordable Care Act without a ready replacement would leave 32 million more people uninsured by 2026 than under current law, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said on Wednesday. The plan, which appears to already have enough Republican opponents in the Senate to sink it, would also

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US Healthcare Comes In Last Among Wealthiest Nations

«The United States spends far more on healthcare than other high-income countries. Yet the U.S. population has poorer health than other countries.»

In this March 8, 2017, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans intent on scrapping Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act have a budget problem. As it turns out, repealing and replacing the law they hate so much won’t save nearly as much money as getting rid of it entirely, the goal they’ve been campaigning on for seven years. That means trouble for the federal deficit and for Congress’ fiscal conservatives who repeatedly warn about leaving their children and grandchildren worse off financially. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

No, in turns out, the United States does not have the "best healthcare system in the world." In the midst of a deeply unpopular attempt by the Republican Party to pass legislation that could leave 22 million more Americans uninsured and as support for Medicare for All soars, a new analysis published on Friday by the Washington-based Commonwealth

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Trump Team Seeks Friday Passage Of Revised Healthcare Bill

Pence and a few other White House officials made a new offer to conservative House Republicans late Monday on the GOP’s failed health care bill, hoping to resuscitate a measure that crashed spectacularly less than two weeks ago.

In this Saturday, April 1, 2017, photo, Vice President Mike Pence speaks at DynaLab, Inc. in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Pence and a few other White House officials made a new offer to conservative House Republicans late Monday on the GOP's failed health care bill, hoping to resuscitate a measure that crashed spectacularly less than two weeks ago. (AP/John Minchillo)

Just over a week after the Republicans' embarrassing failure to repeal Obamacare as a result of infighting with both conservative and moderate factions, on Monday White House officials led by the vice president met the same opposing Republicans in the House of Representatives, in an aggressive effort to revive the passage of the Republican

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