Nicaragua: Scary Covid Projections Are More Newsworthy Than Hopeful Results

By John Perry, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

One year ago, as both the Trump administration in the US and the Johnson government in the UK responded fitfully to the growing pandemic, the international media were looking for whipping boys: [...]

46 Million People In The US Are Not Able To Afford Needed Health Care

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

A new study released Wednesday morning shows that nearly 50 million Americans would be unable to afford quality healthcare should the need for treatment suddenly arise, a finding seen as further [...]

Medicine For The People

By Eric Reinhart, Boston Review. -

When psychiatrist Frantz Fanon reflected on the role of doctors during the Algerian struggle for liberation in his 1959 essay “Medicine and Colonialism,” he emphasized the consequences of [...]

All Health Is Public Health

By Tinashe Goronga, Dana Brown and Siddhartha Mehta, Progressive International. -

For decades, we have been sold a myth of private health. It is a myth that our health is largely a product of individual choices and personal responsibilities. It is a myth that our healthcare is [...]

How Many More People Have To Die Before We Pass Medicare For All?

By Phil Ateto, Commondreams. -

I recently joined Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) as they introduced the Medicare for All Act of 2021 in Congress. For me and millions of Americans, this bill’s passage [...]

Venezuelan Women Endure The ‘Sanctions’ With Their Bodies

By Carmen Navas Reyes and Laura Franco, Internationalist 360. -

On February 20, the New York Times published an article titled “Venezuelan Women Lose Access to Contraception, and Control of Their Lives.” This article attempts to distort reality, as it [...]

The Rural South Lost 13 Hospitals In 2020

By Olivia Paschal, Facing South. -

For the Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center, the last straw was the COVID-19 pandemic, which strained the critical access hospital's already-precarious finances past the breaking point. In [...]

Biden’s Neoliberal Rescue Of For-Profit Health System Proves We Need Medicare For All

By F. Douglas Stephenson, Commondreams. -

President Biden, the Democratic Party and America's neoliberal vision of world order is rooted in an economic philosophy of privatization and financialization. To assure privatization goals of [...]

Abortion Ban Repealed In New Mexico After Years Of Struggle

By Kuveni Scanlan, Liberation News. -

Radical and progressive activists recently led the way to an important victory for working-class women in New Mexico. For the past three years, several organizations in New Mexico, including the [...]

The Major Struggle For The Rights Of Transgender People Is In The States

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

While the Equality Act that passed recently in the House is getting attention, the critical struggle for the rights of transgender people is taking place in state legislatures. This year, 26 [...]

Health Care For Trans Youth Is Under Attack In The UK

By Heron Greenesmith and Mallory Moore, Truthout. -

Fourteen years ago, Susan Evans left her job as a psychiatric nurse at the UK’s Tavistock GIDS clinic (the Gender Identity Development Service for child and adolescent patients) where she’d been [...]

Medicare-For-All Is Good For Our Towns

By Jane Katz Field, Brattleboro Reformer. -

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, 30 million people in the U.S. had no health insurance, and about 50 million were underinsured. The pandemic has caused millions more to lose coverage because of [...]

Biden’s Health Plan Shifts Even More Public Dollars Into Private Hands

By Margaret Flowers, Truthout. -

As the American Rescue Plan (ARP) winds its way through Congress, some progressives are hailing its health provisions as the greatest expansion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 10 years, while [...]

The Never Ending COVID Crisis

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

It was in early 2020 that the word COVID-19 entered the lexicon. In the past year more than 440,000 people in the United States have died from this disease. The impact of shutdowns meant to end [...]

Medicare For All Reaches The Crossroads

By Shamus Cooke, Counterpunch. -

In 2021 the U.S. healthcare crisis has, again, reached a boiling point. It was already simmering in 2019 when the number of uninsured grew to 33 million. Covid then triggered a job crisis that [...]