Benjamin Day

What’s Really Propping Up The Economy: Since 2001, the health-care industry has added 1.7 million jobs. The rest of the private sector? None

UHCEF Article of Interest ===================================================== Michael Mandel, with Joseph Weber in Chicago Business Week (click here for link to original article) SEPTEMBER 25, 2006 If you really want to understand what makes the U.S. economy tick these days, don’t go … Continue reading

Play California Single-Payer ‘Nurse Avenger’ Game!

Dear single-payer supporters – As you may have heard, in an astounding first for all of us, a single-payer bill has passed both the Assembly (House) and the Senate in California; only to be vetoed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. (See … Continue reading

U.S. Census Health Insurance Highlights

Health Insurance Coverage: 2005 For complete details on health insurance coverage data for 2005, click here. Highlights: The number of people with health insurance coverage increased from 245.9 million in 2004 to 247.3 million in 2005.1. In 2005, 46.6 million … Continue reading

U.S. Census Bureau: Percentage of Uninsured Climbs

U.S. Census Bureau News U.S. Department of Commerce – Washington, D.C. 20233 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2006, AT 10:10 A.M. EDT * * Public Information Office * 301-763-3030/457-3670 (fax) * 301- 457-1037 (TDD) Income Climbs, Poverty Stabilizes, Uninsured … Continue reading

Health Care Reform – The “Stakeholders” Table

Health Care Reform – The “Stakeholders” Table Patricia Downs Berger Full Sized Image

KUEHL’S HEALTHCARE BILL, SB 840, PASSES CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY

Senator Sheila Kuehl 08/28/06 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KUEHL’S HEALTHCARE BILL, SB 840, PASSES CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY On Monday, August 28th, Senate Bill 840, authored by State Senator Sheila Kuehl (D-23), passed out of the California State Assembly on a preliminary vote … Continue reading

Affordable Health Care

UHCEF Article of Interest ===================================================== Judy Deutsch Subbury Town Crier Newspaper (click here for link to article) Universal health care is not too expensive (as the headline over John Brodkin’s article suggested it might be in the Aug. 13, issue … Continue reading

Don McCanne Quote of the Day: Affordability concerns are moving up the income ladder

The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System August 2006 Public Views on Shaping the Future of the U.S. Health System By Cathy Schoen, Sabrina K. H. How, Ilana Weinbaum, John E. Craig, Jr., and Karen Davis Abstract: … Continue reading

Don McCanne Quote of the Day: U.S. capacity for mammograms adequate, but…

United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) July 2006 Mammography Current Nationwide Capacity Is Adequate, but Access Problems May Exist in Certain Locations Closures of certified mammography facilities outpaced openings during a recent 3-year period, and financial considerations were most often … Continue reading

Spending by HMOs Is Ranked: California Medical Assn. finds Blue Cross spends the lowest percentage of revenue on patients

UHCEF Article of Interest ===================================================== Lisa Girion Los Angeles Times (click here for link to article) August 15, 2006 Blue Cross of California spent less on medical care last year, as a percentage of its patient revenue, than any other … Continue reading