Female representation leads to adoption of more stringent climate change policies

Good news from a recent study which suggests “that climate change campaigns may actually succeed more in places where there are more females in political power.” (Astghik Mavisakalyan)

More research is required to better understand the connection.

Photo credit: UN Climate Change via Flickr

What if all US health care costs were transparent?

Rising health care costs are one of the biggest problems we face as a nation… Find prices, research issues, and share your prices at ClearHealthCosts.com.

Jeanne Pinder, CEO ClearHealthCosts

“By law, Medicare’s payments approximate a hospital’s cost of providing a service, including overhead, equipment and salaries… When we debate health care policy, we seem to jump right to the issue of who should pay the bills, blowing past what should be the first question: Why exactly are the bills so high?” — Steve Brill, Time Magazine “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us—How outrageous pricing and egregious profits are destroying our health care” (2013)

I agree with Jeanne. I agree with Steven. Americans do too.

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Americans are most concerned with health care costs… and if costs weren’t so high couldn’t we ensure health care for all?

But it’s six years since Steven Brill’s report and now we have recently ‘aged out children’ dying from rationing insulin, and Trump’s proposed 2020 budget which cuts trillions from Medicaid, Social Security, and Medicare over the next 10 years.

We need to move to a health care system that reduces costs to reasonable prices and ensures all Americans have access to health care… Like Medicare for All.

Why Medical Bills are Killing Us, by Steven Brill (click to read report)

#thinkDifferent #voteDifferent #independent #AngelaGlass2020

Works Cited

Pinder, Jeanne. “What If All US Health Care Costs Were Transparent?” TED, www.ted.com/talks/jeanne_pinder_what_if_all_us_health_care_costs_were_transparent?rss=172BB350-0315.

Brill, Steven. “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us.” Time, Time Inc., 4 Mar. 2013, content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,2136864-1,00.html.

“FY 2020 Budget.” Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, www.crfb.org/tags/fy-2020-budget.

Golshan, Tara. “Trump Said He Wouldn’t Cut Medicaid, Social Security, and Medicare. His 2020 Budget Cuts All 3.” Vox, Vox, 12 Mar. 2019, www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/3/12/18260271/trump-medicaid-social-security-medicare-budget-cuts.

“Public’s 2019 Priorities: Economy, Health Care, Education and Security All Near Top of List.” Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, 24 Jan. 2019, www.people-press.org/2019/01/24/publics-2019-priorities-economy-health-care-education-and-security-all-near-top-of-list/.