North Country Forum
Dr. Carney’s most recent posts are to be found here. He is in the process of compiling a complete archive of all articles he has written since his retirement from professional social work practice in 2010. All his blogs have as their focus issues pertaining to social justice; are generally placed in their historical context; and, ultimately, are subjected to in-depth analyses whose aim is to promote a full understanding of the issues being addressed.
Medicare for All or Medicare At All?
Medicare for All or Medicare At All?North Country Seniors Facing Its Privatization & Threatened Demise Jack Carney, DSW Campaign for NY Health Physicians for a National Health Plan February 9, 2022By 2030, traditional Medicare (TM) as we know it, particularly those of us who depend on it for our health care, just might cease to exist, marking the end point of fifty years of attempted privatization and the gradual transfer of Medicare’s Trust Funds and their management to private for-profit insurance companies. Lots of money’s at stake – over $900 billion in benefits were paid in 2020 to almost 63 million subscribers. Wall Street private...