• Private Insurance Is a Defective Product

    Testimony of Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., to the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, 24 June 2009, Washington Mr. Chairman, members of the Committee.  I’m Steffie Woolhandler.  I am a primary care doctor in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and associate professor of medicine at Harvard.  I also co-founded Physicians for a National Health Program.  Our […]

  • Massachusetts Health Reform Bill: A False Promise of Universal Coverage

      Listen to Steffie Woolhandler on Doug Henwood’s Behind the News radio show (6 April 2006). Read David U. Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler, “Mayhem in the Medical Marketplace” (Monthly Review 56.7, December 2004). It’s a stirring scene.  The Governor, legislative leaders and leaders of Health Care for All standing in the State House Rotunda declaring […]