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We are not the first people to see the cracks in the foundation of our healthcare system in the U.S., so we want to show you some of the people articulating the problem so we can all collectively wrap our heads around the issue.

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Medicare for All: One Way to Pay for It
A new report from Gerald Friedman PhD, a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has laid out a specific plan for financing Medicare for All. CEO Richard Master and Dr. Friedman explore what this will mean for American businesses. [click here to watch & learn] 

Warren Buffett: Joint Health-care initiative is a long-term project
In an interview with CNBC’s Becky Quick, Berkshire Hathaway’s Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett talks about his joint health-care venture with Jamie Dimon and Jeff Bezos. [click here to watch & learn]

Vital Directions for Health and Health care: Healthcare Initiative:
The National Academy of Medicine’s Vital Directions for Health and Health Care Initiative has called on more than 150 leading experts across the country to assemble evidence-based strategies for advancing health and health care under the new presidential administration. [click here to watch & learn]

The Value Initiative: Framing the Issue of Affordability and Value of Health Care
Improving affordability is a top issue for consumers, lawmakers and the health care sector. The AHA’s Value Initiative provides hospital and health system leaders with the education, resources and tools that they need to advance affordable health care and promote value within their communities. [click here to watch & learn]

Looking at what’s wrong with our system.
This gentle man shows the general public what is wrong with health insurance. Let’s look forward to what can be done on out end. [click here to watch & learn]

This explains why health insurance is so high and talks about private insurance and employer covered insurance. [click here to watch & learn]

Vlogbrothers: Is Obamacare working? The Affordable Care Act Five Years Later
five years after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, to consider what we know so far about the law’s effectiveness and repercussions. I also look at health care in the United States more generally, and the limited scope of the Affordable Care Act relative to the size of the overall health care system in the U.S. [click here to watch & learn]

People’s Health Clinic New Healthcare Initiative
Representatives from the People’s Health Clinic introduce their latest initiative to extend healthcare insurance to more recipients in the state of Utah. Find out more about signing the petition at [click here to watch & learn]

Initiative 18 11: An overview on Health Care Cost
Health actuaries discuss the drivers of health care costs and provide an introduction to the SOA Health Section’s Initiative 18|11. [click here to watch & learn]

Why are Medical Bills so high
This family had over $3million in medical bills from their child. This family had to set up a gofundme page. Ashley Palmiscino’s insurance company was billed roughly $4 million for her five-month-old son Luca’s lung transplant. Her family had to turn to fundraising almost immediately just to keep up with the medical bills, and she’s not alone. One-third of the money raised on GoFundMe last year went to medical campaigns. [click here to watch & learn]

Special Report: America’s Healthcare – The great divide
The US is the only advanced economy without guaranteed healthcare, but even those who work face a huge divide in care. [click here to watch & learn]

How Rich People Cut In Line For Health Care/
Shows that people with money will get better coverage than others and be treated quicker. The 0.01% are served by elite doctors who can pull strings. Does this make us all sicker? Or can we learn something here? [click here to watch & learn]

Blue Cross in GA not paying for non-urgent care in the hospital
We take an uncensored look at the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia decision to deny payments for frivolous ER visits. Telling people, they will not be covered. [click here to watch & learn]

Dr. Oz explains the Healthcare System
Many Republicans in Congress are seeking to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This means that the healthcare system is on the minds of many Americans – we’re here to help you decode it. [click here to watch & learn]

Tedx Talks about Healthcare: Is it a right or a luxury? Tarik Sammour
The answer each individual gives to that question depends largely on their previous experiences with medical care, and on their geographical background and personal philosophy. It is not as simple as it sounds. [click here to watch & learn]

Tedx Talks Millennials in Medicine: Doctors of the Future
Dr. Daniel Wozniczka, M.D., is a Chicago physician with a passion for creating real world solutions which improve healthcare for both patients and physicians. He believes the upcoming generation of physicians will completely revolutionize medicine as a whole both locally and globally. [click here to watch & learn]

Tedx Talks: The Emergency Room A Window into Us
Dr. Louis Profeta is a writer and Emergency Room Physician at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. In 2015, he was named LinkedIn’s top voice in health care writing. His recent essay “I Know You Love Me Now Let Me Die,” has become one of LinkedIn’s the most read article of all time. [click here to watch & learn]

How French Health Care Compares to the US System
France’s health-care system, which is called “social security,” has been globally recognized for overall quality. “Medicare for All” has become a mantra among the left-of-center Democrats, with most of their plans calling for a universal single-payer health-care system, closely modeled after Canada’s health-care system. But there’s another national health-care system that’s worth paying attention to France’s. [click here to watch & learn]

The Cost of Being uninsured in America
In America today, over 70 million children, adults, and elderly people are enrolled in the Medicaid program. However, there’s still major disagreement regarding the benefits of the program and whether it’s worth funding at all. [click here to watch & learn]

Medicaid, explained: Why it’s worse to be in some states than others
Where you live could mean the difference between life and death. [click here to watch & learn]

How drug companies make you buy more medicine than you need.
They make eye drops too big and make you pay for the waste. This is our first installment in our collaboration with ProPublica. Correction: At 2:17 the graph should read “Total US Spending” and not “US government spending.” [click here to watch & learn]

Medicare for All: One Way to Pay for It
A new report from Gerald Friedman PhD, a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has laid out a specific plan for financing Medicare for All. CEO Richard Master and Dr. Friedman explore what this will mean for American businesses. [click here to watch & learn]

WELL Network: Decentralized Healthcare Initiative
David interviews Ildar Fazylyanov, CEO of WELL Network, working on an ICO for blockchain telemedicine. [click here to watch & learn]

The Republican Health care bill makes no sense
Republicans in the House have finally released a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare: the American Health Care Act. The GOP healthcare bill keeps some of the most popular parts of Obamacare, like letting young adults stay on their parents’ health insurance until age 26 and requiring insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing conditions. [click here to watch & learn]

13 men wrote a health care bill that would hurt women
The bill slashes Medicaid funding and defunds Planned Parenthood– both of which would take away prenatal, maternity, and reproductive care from millions of women. These cuts couldn’t come at a worse time– the United States is one of the only developed countries in the world with rising maternal death rate, with more than half of childbirth deaths coming from easily preventable conditions that would become even more widespread if women on Medicaid lose their coverage. [click here to watch & learn]

The GOP health care plan: The more you need, the less you get
Paul Ryan’s bill will make more people uninsured than live in New York state. [click here to watch & learn]

The Senate health bill: poor people pay more for worse insurance
Senate Republicans’ bill to overhaul American health care takes what most people don’t like about Obamacare, and makes it much, much worse. Vox’s editor-in-chief Ezra Klein explains. [click here to watch & learn]

Connecting the Dots in US Healthcare Delivery – Rusty Hofmann, MD and Professor at Stanford University
The Medicine X Health Care Innovation Summit is an annual event focusing on innovation in the health benefits sector. Self-insured employers have a unique opportunity to create innovative, patient-centric care plans empowered by technology. [click here to watch & learn]

Why drugs cost more in America
Prescription drugs cost more in the United States than anywhere else in the world. One big reason why is America’s system for how drugs get to patients, which is unlike almost any other countries. [click here to watch & learn]

The Various Plans for Medicare for All
Now that we’ve set the ground rules, and the five main questions to consider, let’s look at the various plans. At the time we taped this episode, there were ten that we could get full answers for. How they break down is the topic of this week’s HCT. [click here to watch & learn]

Why do hospitals bills get so expensive?
This month, the series looks at Drew Calver who was hospitalized last year in Austin, Texas, for a heart attack and needed four stents in his arteries. His health insurance covered $55,000, but a month after treatment, he and his wife, Erin, got a bill for nearly $109,000. [click here to watch & learn]

Special Report: America’s Healthcare – The great divide
The US is the only advanced economy without guaranteed healthcare, but even those who work face a huge divide in care. [click here to watch & learn]

Understanding Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s Health Care Reform Proposals
In which John Green compares the healthcare plans of U.S. Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. For more information about health and health care policy, check out Health Care Triage, [click here to watch & learn]

National Health Insurance Debate under Nixon
In 1971, President Nixon proposed a national health insurance plan built on heavily employer private coverage. Senator Ted Kennedy proposed what would today be called a single-payer plan. In 1974, the debate had morphed into Nixon vs. Kennedy-Mills vs. Organized labor. Despite the prediction in the second clip shown, the result was stalemate rather than passage in 1974 or 1975. [click here to watch & learn]

Alliance for Retired Americans
ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS: Medicare & Health Insurance Reform – Fact & Fiction [click here to watch & learn]

1965: Medicare Bill Signed
Footage Farm is a historical audio-visual library. Medicare dream come true. [click here to watch & learn]

Life Portrait of Harry S. Truman
October 18, 1999 – In the thirty-second in a series on American presidents, scholars discussed the life and career of Harry S. Truman. [click here to watch & learn]

President Harry Truman addresses a joint session
Critical Past is an archive of historic footage. The vintage footage in this video has been uploaded for research purposes, and is presented in unedited form. [click here to watch & learn]

President Johnson Defending Old-Age Health Insurance
Social Security Administration and health insurance. [click here to watch & learn]

Harry Truman’s Universal Health Care Plan with Obama
Obama discussing his plan. Interesting video. [click here to watch & learn]

Rand Paul: Insurance should be available for $1 a day.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., discusses the Senate GOP plan to overhaul health care, the Medicaid cuts proposed in the bill and his ideas for making health insurance affordable. [click here to watch & learn]

Veteran Recalls Meeting President Truman [click here to watch & learn]

1956 Democratic Convention President Harry Truman
President Truman speaks at a convention with his opinion. [click here to watch & learn]

Health care in America Insurance Gaps and Medical
In Trenton, Tenn., and similar rural communities around the U.S., many residents are underinsured or uninsured and struggle with medical costs, often forgoing care. This burdens local hospitals, which in turn close or scale back care, putting patients at risk. [click here to watch & learn]

The Healthcare System of the United States
It’s really hard to compress the complexities of each into an episode, but we’re going to try. First up is the United States. [click here to watch & learn]

We Don’t Need to Raise Taxes to Have “Medicare for All”
merits of Medicare for All, a Green New Deal or free college, a chorus of scolds from across the political spectrum will chime in to tell you we can’t afford it. [discover more]

87M Adults Were Uninsured or Underinsured in 2018, Survey Says
As health care costs go up people can’t afford the adequate plans for them or their family. [discover more]

Medical News Today – What is Health Insurance?
Insurers use the term “provider” to describe a clinic, hospital, doctor, laboratory, healthcare practitioner, or pharmacy that treats an individual. The “insured” is the owner of the health insurance policy or the person with the health insurance coverage. [discover more]

Answers to 7 common questions to health insurance [discover more]

Despite calls to start over, U.S. health system covers 90% of Americans [discover more]

Health-Insurance Consumers to Get $743 Million in Rebates Under ACA Rule [discover more]

What Rising Health Care Costs Mean for You [discover more]

The Story Of 2 Families And The Real-life Impact of Obamacare Repeal [discover more]

Key Facts about the Uninsured Population [discover more]

Even the Insured Often Can’t Afford Their Medical Bills [discover more]

1 in 4 Americans have to refuse medical care because they can’t afford it [discover more]

Health Care As a Human Right [discover more]

Unless you’ve lived without health insurance, you have no idea how scary it is [discover more]

20+ Times The American Healthcare System Surprised The Rest Of The World [discover more]

Health Care Anxiety: Three Families Share Stories [discover more]

The 8 biggest health care stories of 2018 [discover more]

American Healthcare Horror Stories: An Incomplete Inventory [discover more]

5 Women On What It’s Actually Like To Have Universal Health Care – interesting article [discover more]

I’m From Canada. Here’s What It’s Like to Live with Universal Health Care [discover more]

Why are healthcare costs SO HIGH in America?

“Who’s at fault? Insurance companies? Drug companies? Malpractice lawyers? Hospitals? Or is it more complicated than a simple blame game?”