Category Archives: Jill Zorn

Repeal Fever is Back on Capitol Hill and It’s Deadly Serious

By Jill Zorn The Republican majority is feverishly working to pass the Cassidy-Graham bill and take health care away from 32 million people.  They just might succeed. About the Bill Cassidy-Graham uses block grants, beginning in 2020, to kill the … Continue reading

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After the Storms…

By Jill Zorn and Stephanye R. Clarke Texas highways and communities were completely submerged under water. The images from Hurricane Harvey will forever be seared into our memory—the same way many of us continue to be haunted by images of … Continue reading

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Getting to Single Payer, Part IV

Federal vs State Strategies By Jill Zorn Despite the political challenges, when it comes to universal health care, all policy roads lead to a federal solution. What about the Laboratory of the States? In the United States, the states have … Continue reading

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Getting to Single Payer, Part III

What Do We Mean When We Say “Single Payer”? By Jill Zorn I probably should have started the Single Payer series with this post.  That’s because “single payer” means different things to different people.   Policy Prescription or Goal?  Goal … Continue reading

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New Report Targets High Drug Prices

By Jill Zorn The Yale Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP), in collaboration with the National Physicians Alliance and Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, has released a policy paper entitled, “Curbing Unfair Drug Prices: A Primer for States.” The high cost … Continue reading

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Getting to Single Payer, Part II

By Jill Zorn Getting to universal health care in the U.S. is a political challenge. The two big obstacles are: Individuals fearing change, worrying that they could end up worse off Health industry vested interests knowing they will be worse … Continue reading

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Activism Matters!

We did it!  YOU did it! The town halls and phone calls, the die-ins and sit-ins, the emails and voicemails, sharing your stories, the letters to the editor, the marches, the rallies – they mattered!  Demonstrating that our lives are on the line worked! … Continue reading

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