Tag Archives: Healthcare

Healthcare spending is higher over 5 years, mostly due to a rise in prices, says new report

A new report confirms concerns about healthcare costs, as it shows per-person spending is increasing faster than per-capita gross domestic product. Between 2014 and 2018, per-person yearly spending, for those with employer-sponsored insurance, climbed  from $ 4,987 to $ 5,892, an 18.4% increase, according to the 2018 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report released Thursday. … Read More »

Californians increasingly concerned about access to mental healthcare and rising cost of care

Mental healthcare access remains a top priority for nine in 10 Californians, while the rising cost of physical and mental healthcare is causing increasing numbers of Californians to struggle to pay for prescription drugs, medical bills, and healthcare premiums, finds a new poll from the California Health Care Foundation. The poll, Health Care Priorities and… Read More »

Nevada unions don’t trust ‘Medicare for all’ to manage their healthcare

Nevada’s culinary union, an influential force in the state’s upcoming caucuses, just fired a shot across the bow of Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign. In flyers, emails, and text messages, the union warned its members that Sanders’s “Medicare for all” plan would “end Culinary Healthcare.” The culinary union has good reason to oppose Sanders’s plan.… Read More »

Medicare for All would provide far more benefits than universal healthcare in other countries

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders frequently points to success stories in other developed countries when pushing for his Medicare for All healthcare plan. “I want to end the international embarrassment of the United States of America being the only major country on Earth that doesn’t guarantee healthcare to all people as a right, not a… Read More »