Tag: universal health care
I’d not heard anyone talking about single-payer health care at the state level until I walked door-to-door with Sherry Stanley for a profile story that I wrote about her during her campaign for the 25th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1997. All these years later, with much of her free time […]
Picture yourself with a serious health problem and no medical care. This is not difficult to imagine for anyone without health insurance or with substandard coverage. Fortunately, my partner Debra, and I were in excellent health when we departed the U.S. aboard our sailboat for a multi-year sabbatical. We left corporate and government jobs which […]
The practice of work-related health insurance began as a way for employers to get around the wage controls of the Second World War. The idea worked then, providing companies a way to attract the best workers in a time of labor shortage.
The current health-care system is not meeting the needs of most Americans. Individuals and families are faced with overwhelming financial burdens when treating both “typical” medical needs and unexpected medical traumas. Due to the high cost of health care, many Americans are not seeking treatment. Delayed treatment usually leads to further health complications and requires […]
I don’t want to accept that we’re in an “economic downturn” just because everybody says that we are. OK, sure, I get it. The banks aren’t loaning money because they got burned by the subprime-lending fiasco. And now the auto industry is supposedly on the kabosh. And factories are laying off left and right, just […]
The Top Story by Chris Graham email@example.com Poll: Would you support the adoption of some kind of universal health care system in the U.S.? As recently as a year or two ago, mention of the words universal health care in the context of the ongoing national discussion of what to do to address the growing […]