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Recommended Reading on Health Care Reform

Knowledge is power!

Books

Daniel Callahan, Taming the Beloved Beast; How Medical Technology Costs are Destroying Our Health Care System, 2009, Princeton University Press
Need for cost control in USA health care system. Favorable to single payer (Medicare for All)
Available from Bellingham Public Library.
Review Available from UNHC. 360-398-2295 –or-
supporter@unitedforhealthcare.org

Geyman MD.. John. Hijacked, The Road to Single Payer in the Aftermath of Stolen Health Care Reform, Common Courage Press, 2010
In light of the defects of the federal health care law, how single payer can be achieved.
Available from UNHC 360-398-2295 – or -
supporter@unitedforhealthcare.org

Geyman MD, John, Do Not Resuscitate, Why the Health Insurance Industry is Dying, and How We Must Replace It. Common Courage Press. 2008
Why the U.S. for profit health insurance industry is unsustainable and how single payer can replace it.
Available from UNHC. 360-398-2295 –or- supporter@unitedforhealthcare.org

Geyman MD, John, Falling Through the Safety Net, Americans Without Health Insurance. Common Courage Press. 2005
The US Health Care Crisis as of 2005. Analysis still valid. Crisis is
worse—47 million uninsured in 2005 and 51.1 million uninsured in 2011
Available from UNHC. 360-398-2295 –or- supporter@unitedforhealthcare.org

T.R. Reid, The Healing of America, 2009, The Penguin Press
United States health care system compared with health care systems throughout the world. How U.S. could provide universal health care.
Available from Bellingham Public Library
Available on loan from UNHC. 360-398-2295 –or-
supporter@unitedforhealthcare.org

Washington Post Staff, Landmark: The Inside Story of America’s New Health Care Law and What It Means for Us All. 2010 Washington Post Company
Summary of legislation, impacts on consumers, health care providers, insurers and health care system as a whole.
Available from Bellingham Public Library
Available on loan from UNHC. Call 360-398-2295 – or-
supporter@unitedforhealthcare.org

Articles: Single Payer Perspective on Health Care Reform

The following articles are available online and in a limited number of print copies from UNHC. Where possible, a link is shown. You can request an online copy from UNHC at 360-398-2295 (Aileen) or supporter@unitedforhealthcare.org

Benefits and Shortcomings of the Federal Health Care Law, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Adapted from Dr. John Geyman’s book Hijacked, The Road to Single Payer in the Aftermath of Stolen Health Care Reform.

Health Care Bill Does Not Fix Health Care System Published on Physicians for a National Health Program http://www.pnhp.org By Peter Shapiro
4/12/2010

Fixing The ‘Big F*%#ing Deal’ Health insurers won the pot. Reformers need a new game plan. By Roger Bybee April 16, 2010 In These Times

Diary of a Wimpy Health Care Bill. Posted on 24 March 2010By Rose Ann DeMoro
California Nurses Association http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/site

New - Healthcare Reform in the USA
Not too long ago, most Americans believed that we had the best health care system in the world. Today very few Americans would make that assertion. Here are some of the reasons.....read the article (PDF file)

New - Healthcare Still Unaffordable for Many Under the New Federal Healthcare Law
The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law on March 23, 2010, will provide health insurance for 32 million Americans who currently lack it. Unfortunately, it is estimated that 23 million will still lack health insurance and many others will be paying a high percentage of income for health care....read the article (PDF file)

New - Medical Expense Spreadsheet
Detailed breakdown and comparison between the Federal Healthcare Law v.s. Single Payer.....see the numbers (PDF file)

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Single Payer Websites

The following websites contain up-to-date information on single payer healthcare and health care reform from a single payer perspective:

1) Research, legislation, education: Physicians for a National Health Program http://www.pnhp.org

2) Single payer activism: Health Care NOW!
http://www.healthcare-now.org

3) Western Washington single payer organization: United for National Healthcare
http://www.ufhc.org

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State Health Care Reform

Six states to watch on health reform By: Sarah Kliff January 3, 2011
Politico. http://politico.com/

State Single Payer News Physicians for a National Health Program http://www.pnhp.org

Proposals for Reform from Vermont [1]
Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Vermont: Creating a singular health system [2]
Posted on Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Democratic Party Senate Website

As a single payer (Medicare for All) organization, United for National Healthcare does not endorse or promote the federal health care law. We provide the following information so that we can understand the provisions of the law.

The Democratic Party Senate website, which has numerous documents available providing the text of the bill, detailed summary of the bill, and documents which address specific provisions of the health care reform bills: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act.

You can read and also print the documents from the website.
Upon request, UNHC can provide a limited number of printed copies.

website: http://dpc.senate.gov

 

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