When Covering Up A Crime Takes Precedence Over Human Health: BP’s Toxic Gulf Coast Legacy

By Dahr Jamail, Truthout.org -

On April 20, 2010, BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded. Over the next 87 days, it gushed at least 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, creating the worst human-made [...]

Turning Health Care Into Community Wealth In Cleveland

By Sarah Trent, Nextcity.org -

For 14 years, Olga Jebbison has processed laundry at a plant in Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood, on the eastern edge of the city, between the railyards and Lake Erie. She’s one of over a [...]

Patients Protest MedStar’s Policies At Union Memorial Hospital

By Bill Hughes, Baltimore Post Examiner -

A spirited protest action was held at MedStar’s Union Memorial Hospital on Thursday morning, May 10, 2018. The hospital is located at 3333 N. Calvert Street, at 33rd Street & University Parkway, [...]

Let’s Not Negotiate Against Ourselves: Demand Medicare For All

By Staff, Laborforsinglepayer.org -

Like Medicare and Social Security, the proposals in the House (HR 676) and Senate (S 1804) for Expanded and Improved Medicare for All are social insurance programs. All Americans would receive [...]

Selling Lemonade To Save Your Mother’s Life? That’s American Healthcare For You

By Jamie Peck, Theguardian.com -

When 11-year-old Nemiah Martinez of Las Cruces, New Mexico, found out her mom needed money to help her get a kidney and pancreas transplant, she didn’t waste time feeling sorry for herself. She [...]

Wall Street Admits Curing Diseases Is Bad For Business

By Lee Camp, Truthdig.com -

Goldman Sachs has outdone itself this time. That’s saying a lot for an investment firm that both helped cause and then exploited a global economic meltdown, increasing its own wealth and power [...]

Speak-Out Held In Senator Sanders’ Office For Critical Improvements To His Bill

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Healthoverprofit.org -

Ed Klein from Freeport, IL is currently on Medicare, but he has found it does not pay the cost of a very expensive essential medicine he needs. He wants Medicare to be improved to cover those [...]

Corporate Sugar Daddies & How To Fix The Healthcare System

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com. -

Between federal and state subsidies, government welfare and ecological fallout, we pay corporations two, sometimes three times over under the guise of boosting the economy. Predictably, however, [...]

Indigenous Communities Carry On Berta Cacéres’ Work By Defending Nature And Health Care In Honduras

By Jeff Abbott, Wagingnonviolence.org -

On March 2, hundreds gathered in Honduras to commemorate the life and work of the renowned Honduran activist Berta Cáceres on the second anniversary of her assassination. Carrying torches, [...]

Inside The Medical Device Racket

By Martha Rosenberg, Intrepidreport.com -

Imagine a TV ad for a hip replacement device. Over scenes of the puppies and sunsets, a voiceover warns, “Hip replacements may cause tissue death, the destruction of muscles, bones and ligaments, [...]

Ten Million Americans Could Bring H.R. 676 Into Reality Land—Relief For Anxiety, Dread And Fear

By Ralph Nader, Nader.org -

Polls show that over 125 million adults in our country already favor full Medicare for all, with free choice of doctor and hospital without stifling networks. I say ‘already’ because, as of yet, [...]

Getting From Profits For A Few To Health Care For All

By Scott Tucker, Truthdig.com -

Democracy is a more radical idea than socialism. That has been noted by a fair number of democratic socialists, including one of the steady campaigners on the left wing of the British Labor [...]

The Health Care Bait-And-Switch

By Glen Ford, Blackagendareport.com -

On the campaign trail in January of 2016, Hillary Clinton told Iowa voters that Bernie Sanders’ single payer health care proposal was an idea whose time would never come. "People who have health [...]

Canadian Doctors Protest Pay Raises

By Ryan Sit, Newsweek. -

Hundreds of Canadian doctors, medical specialists and residents, as well as medical students, have signed a petition protesting their own pay raises, instead asking that the money be reallocated [...]

New Proposal Designed To Confuse Public And Prevent Medicare For All

By Margaret Flowers, HealthOverProfit.org -

The Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington-based Democratic Party think tank funded by Wall Street, including private health insurers and their lobbying group, unveiled a new healthcare [...]