Op – Eds and Letters To The Editor

“Ten Million Americans Could Bring H.R. 676 Into Reality Land – Relief For Anxiety, Dread and Fear”
By Ralph Nader
Common Dreams, Friday, March 23, 2018
Medicare for all is what the Pentagon does. It is what President Harry Truman wanted from Congress back in the nineteen forties. It is time. Continue reading…

“For-profit financing of health care is bad for our nation’s health”
By Marsha Fretwell, M.D.
Citizen Times (Asheville, N.C.), Dec. 7, 2017
Over the last several months, we have been reading, almost daily, about the payment negotiation conflict between Mission Hospital and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. Continue reading…

“Cruel healthcare bill isn’t faith-based”
By Terry Hash
Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times, Nov. 26, 2017
First the House budget, now with the Senate budget attacking Obamacare – our government budget priorities have gone from bad to abysmal. If our politicians think they are working for “the American people,” they are not “the American people” I know. Continue reading…

“Spiritual leaders discuss moral obligations at Healthcare for All symposium”
By Jameson O’Hanlon
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, N.C.), Oct. 15, 2017
Local leaders weighed in on the issue of universal health care in a multi-faith, nonpartisan symposium, “Healthcare for All: A Moral Obligation?” on Oct. 12 at First Baptist Church of Asheville. Continue reading…

“‘A moral imperative’ to provide health care”
By Frank Southecorvo
Hickory (N.C.) Record, Oct. 11, 2017
There are several reasons why other countries in the world have national health programs. They spend less per capita than here in the U.S. They get better medical results. Continue reading…

“Why I’m the last happy doctor”
By Marsha Fretwell, M.D.
The Charlotte Observer, Sept. 26, 2017
When I retired at 70 years old as a practicing geriatrician in Wilmington and said farewell to my medical colleagues, I slowly began to realize that I might be “The Last Happy Doctor” in town. Continue reading…

“There are solutions for health care”
By Frank Southecorvo
Citizen-Times (Asheville, N.C.), May 31, 2017
On May 24, Dr. Margaret Flowers of Physicians for a National Health Program spoke to a crowd of 70 people at the downtown library in Asheville about the growing momentum for an “Improved Medicare for All” health care system. Continue reading…

“McHenry should consider ‘Medicare for All’”
By Frank Fox
Hickory (N.C.) Record, Apr. 19, 2017
A few days ago, the Record ran an article indicating that our congressman Patrick McHenry is under new pressure to help Paul Ryan pass the flawed American Health Care Act in the House. Continue reading…

“When it comes to health care, why do we settle?”
By Ellen Kaczmarek, M.D.
Citizen-Times (Asheville, N.C.), April 2, 2017
Competition! Americans thrive on it — it is virtually part of our national DNA. From sports to businesses (think free market economy and capitalism) to elections, competition is what we all understand. Continue reading…

“Health is everything; fight for yours”
By Terry Hash
Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times, Jan. 30, 2017
Health insurance, no matter how you pay for it, is not the same as healthcare. The W.S. Journal report on CEO salaries for 2014 showed that the salaries for the top 30 CEOs in the Healthcare Industry totaled over $460 million. Continue reading…

“Odd Bedfellows”
By Frank Southecorvo
Two weeks ago I met with an aide to congressman Meadows to speak about my desire for a Single-Payer “Medicare For All” health care system. Continue reading…