Disability Advocates Demand Seat At the HHS Table In Design of Value-Based Healthcare Payment Systems

Last Thursday, Not Dead Yet was one of “over 70 individual patients and patient organizations” that joined the Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) in a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), calling for recognition of us as stakeholders in the Better, Smarter, Healthier initiative and in the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network. […] Continue reading →

Additional Letters to Princeton Regarding Peter Singer – Bob Kafka (ADAPT) and Kathy Brill (Parent to Parent USA)

Yesterday, we launched our Change.org petition “Denounce Lethal Anti-Disability Healthcare Policy Advocated by Peter Singer.” We presently have over 300 people who have signed on to the petition. Please add your own name by clicking here and following the directions. In addition to the statement we shared and quoted from the National Council on Disability, […] Continue reading →

Denounce Lethal Anti-Disability Healthcare Policy Advocated by Peter Singer (Change.org)

As many readers are probably aware, news broke last week that Princeton bioethicist Peter Singer had once again pushed the envelope on his decades-long assault on the value and lives of disabled people.  In remarks broadcast live, Singer asserted that both government healthcare and private insurance can and should deny and/or limit healthcare to people […] Continue reading →

A Belated Recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day: “Good Practice” by Michael Barton (video)

Thursday, April 16, was National Healthcare Decisions Day. We probably should have made note of it. But then again, we’ve pretty much ignored it since one post I wrote in 2008 making note of the day and NDY’s take on it: In case you missed it, today is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). We’re all invited to […] Continue reading →