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3 Ways to Improve Medicare! In Support of Single Payer Health Insurance

I think Single Payer Health Insurance (aka Medicare for ALL) is the most socially conscious, cost-effective, and morally responsible way to go! Medicare, one of our nation’s most valuable and popular social programs, turns 50 on July 30. Medicare is … Continue reading

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Facing Up to the Costs of Healthcare (Book Review)

William J. Baumol et al., The Cost Disease: Why Computers Get Cheaper But Health Care Doesn’t, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2012 Book Review by Jim Murphy This is an important book. Because of its technical nature, it may be … Continue reading

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Medicare Talking Points! What Else Should We Know?

I think that improving Medicare may be our best strategy and am publishing short pieces to help celebrate it’s 49th anniversary this month!  I know it is not perfect and don’t pretend to be an expert on it.  Our system … Continue reading

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