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Diane Archer

Diane Archer is president of Just Care USA, an independent digital hub covering health and financial issues facing boomers and their families and promoting policy solutions. She is the past board chair of Consumer Reports and serves on the Brown University School of Public Health Advisory Board. Ms. Archer began her career in health advocacy in 1989 as founder and president of the Medicare Rights Center, a national organization dedicated to ensuring that older and disabled Americans get the health care they need. She served as director, Health Care for All Project, Institute for America’s Future, between 2005 and 2010.

Articles by this author

 

The Ghost of the Trump Administration Is Haunting Medicare

The Trump administration has outsourced Medicare to insurance companies and other for-profit middlemen, placing them between Americans and their doctors. 

Diane Archer ·


To Honor the Legacy of John Lewis, Vote for Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff

It's game on! Georgia voters hold the key to control of the Senate—which means they hold the key to our public health and our health care.

Diane Archer ·


To Defeat Coronavirus, We Need to Expand Medicare

Congress must act decisively to guarantee health care to everyone in the country. It should do so on moral grounds, it should do so on public health grounds, and it should do so to help ensure our economy gets back on track and stays back on track.

Diane Archer ·


The Best Way to Ensure Unemployed Workers Get Health Care? Pay for It Through Medicare

There's only one group that benefits handsomely from the COBRA proposal: The health insurance industry.

Diane Archer ·


In Fighting the Coronavirus Pandemic in the US, Nothing Beats Traditional Medicare

The argument has always been that establishing a public health insurance system would cost too much and cause too much disruption. Now, look around.

Diane Archer ·


Here's What 22 Separate Studies Found: Medicare for All Would Cost Less Than the For-Profit Status Quo

No matter how you design a single-payer public health insurance system, it would have lower overall health care costs, so long as for-profit private health insurers no longer exist to drive up health care costs.

Diane Archer ·


Watch Out, Seniors! Trump Just Launched a Stealth Attack on Medicare

Trump's new executive order does nothing to hold the Medicare Advantage plans accountable for their fraudulent overcharges or their inappropriate denials of care and coverage. Rather, it rewards them.

Diane Archer ·


Social Security 2100—A Path to Protecting America’s Elderly Communities

Social Security’s one shortcoming is that its benefits are extremely modest by virtually any measure. We can do so much better.

Diane Archer ·

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