Maine AllCare

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How the American Health Care Business Turned Patients into Consumers

A clash of cultures is rapidly developing among those of us who see the mission of the health care system to be primarily the diagnosis and healing of illness and those who see it primarily as an opportunity to create personal wealth. The concept of health care primarily as a business is uniquely American, and it has gained ascendancy during the last few decades. While there have always been a few greedy doctors, businessmen-wealth-seekers — not doctors — now dominate the medical-industrial complex. 

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Poorer Nations Push for Universal Health Coverage as U.S. Squabbles

Philip Caper | PNHP | June 14, 2012

A few weeks ago, an article by Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times caught my eye. It was titled “Global Push to Guarantee Health Coverage Leaves U.S. Behind” and it described how “even as Americans debate whether to scrap President Obama’s health care law and its promise of guaranteed health coverage, many far less affluent nations are moving in the opposite direction — to provide medical insurance to all citizens.”

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Single-Payer Health Care Group Speaks Out

Patty B. Wight | MPBN | May 11, 2012

Reforming the U.S. health care system is an ongoing challenge...Maine AllCare wants a single-payer system, where everyone gets health insurance under a government-run program. To draw attention to the issue, the group held a rally in Portland last night with members of Occupy Maine. They also brought in a renowned health care activist to speak at several events. Read More »