Right now, the hospital industry is peddling a dangerous new scheme we’re calling “Home All Alone” — a nightmarish plan to care for sick patients in their own homes instead of at the hospital where they belong.
Hospital and health care executives have long pushed an agenda to increase profits by cutting labor costs. With “Home All Alone” schemes, they are taking it a step further: Instead of admitting patients in need of acute care, who would normally be hospitalized, they are sending them home with an iPad, a smartwatch, or nothing at all to be “admitted” for “hospital care” at home.
As we’re fighting for Medicare for All, we’re not just fighting for health care for all — we’re fighting for every patient to have high-quality, direct, hands-on care from registered nurses and other professional caregivers. “Home All Alone” care is just the opposite, charging patients premiums while effectively leaving them to care for themselves.
To learn more about this dangerous scheme and why it matters in our fight to win Medicare for All, will you join us for the first webinar in our Summer 2022 Public Education Webinar Series, ‘The Fight for the Future of Health Care’?
Left Behind: How Underserved Communities Carry the Heaviest Burden of our Broken Health Care System
Thursday, May 26
5:00 pm PT/8:00 pm ET
During the webinar, we’ll hear from expert speakers including Zenei Triunfo-Cortez, RN and NNU President; Carmen Comsti, Lead Regulatory and Policy Specialist at NNU; and Dr. Robyn Magalit Rodriguez, Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Davis.
Together, we will:
- Look at how underserved communities are already disadvantaged and exploited by the current system, the ways in which new trends will make this worse, and how Medicare for All would address these problems.
- Examine an emerging scheme in the hospital industry to maximize profits by automating and relocating acute care from hospitals to the home.
- Explore the connection between the epidemic of hospital closures in rural areas and communities of color and the emergence of a two-tiered system that exploits and undervalues health care workers while forcing poor and marginalized patients to rely on telehealth, retail clinics like CVS Minute Clinics, and DIY care in the home.