AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Medicare for all explained with links by Margaret Katz Sanger. Exact costs are unknown. Bernie’s plan is similar to Canada. Big losers are drug Companies. Makes sense to keep ACA and a federal options. Better functionality of the current system is desirable in the short term. My 2 cents.

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/25/upshot/medicare-for-all-basics-bernie-sanders.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Rural Hospitals are closing in Texas, Tennessee & Oklahoma. States without expanded Medicaid leaving patients in a Healthcare desert. Who’s left to take care of the poor, vulnerable and Opioid patients? How can we, as a Society, not treat Diseases and Diseases of Despair?

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/19/us-rural-hospital-closures-report

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Healthcare economists weigh in positively for the ACA, current Medicare & Medicaid free of block grants & work requirements. Corporations should not have a tax break when providing healthcare. It’s a cost of business. Drug pricing is too high & they’re not investing in R & D ! Go back to 1989 rule no public advertising. It’s a start.

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/17/upshot/health-system-economists-survey.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Healthcare workers across the Country are seeking to Unionize 👍 For $15/hr min wage & affordable healthcare. They need a Workers Bill of Rights and Unions that support Labors needs. Healthcare needs professionals and proper staffing to help both patients and staff to thrive

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/17/hospital-healthcare-workers-unions-wages-conditions

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Assisted Living & rehabilitation centers require a standard of care that prevents abuse of the elderly. For profit institutions remain understaffed and because of their low wages it is difficult to attract more employees . A major commitment by both houses of Congress is needed to help all citizens obtain proper care. When treating patients or working with the homeless or the incarcerated, for profit doesn’t work.

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/14/health/assisted-living-staffing.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce There are dire consequences to air pollution. New Delhi has the worst pollution on the Planet. New York has some of the least polluted days @38 Parts per Million. We work to clean our air, we’ll improve people’s health and put many people in constructive good paying jobs. We’ll also be mitigating Carbon Emissions.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/02/climate/air-pollution-compare-ar-ul.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce People are excluded from most jobs. There’s discrimination by age, sex, race. Then daunting credentials for professionals who know the work and should be employed. Once employed the pay is too low and drives people into homelessness & Diseases of Despair. Fix Low wages and more people will benefit

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/02/15/powell-labor-force/

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Cancer Town to get new EPA monitors, toxins have plagued their Community for 50 yrs. Either move their Community or move the Refinery. How much more testing needed?

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/12/reserve-louisiana-cancer-epa-monitoring

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The horror stories of drug pricing continues, yet our Legislators never find the time to pass decent Laws to help “We the People “. Politics as a “blood” sport doesn’t make our lives better. Stop profits over People. There is no inflation, why do drug prices increase? Also, stop TV advertising & reduce costs of drugs.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/14/americans-bankruptcy-pay-medications-pharmaceutical-industry

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Going across borders to obtain medication may be cost effective for a few, it’s not a solution. Negotiations by Legislators can solve problems. Also , stop Veryicsl integration, that puts Profits over People . All of our industries are experiencing Late Stage Capitalism. Save our lives & let us thrive!

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/11/utah-cuts-healthcare-costs-flying-employees-mexico-prescription-drugs