Eldercide In The United States

By Margaret Morganroth Gullete, Dissent Magazine. -

Contrary to what many believe, the tens of thousands of deaths of those living in long-term care (LTC) were no inevitable biological catastrophe. Their grieving, angry family members know better: [...]

Equity Is More Than Words

By Physician Women SOAR. -

On behalf of Physician Women SOAR, an antiracist physician group, we wish to respond to the Indiana University Health (IU Health) statement regarding the medical treatment provided to the late [...]

In A Crisis, A Compromise Solution Is Worse Than No Solution At All

By Ted Rall, Counterpunch. -

The raging argument on the left between progressives who argue for radical change and centrists who advocate incrementalism is hardly new. Nearly a century ago, progressive titan and Wisconsin [...]

A View On Health Care From 2028

By Chet Gardiner, Popular Resistance. -

I just had my third heart attack. Let me tell you about my previous two. The first was 16 years ago in 2012. After wasting 15-20 minutes with an ER admitting clerk demanding my “insurance [...]

Activists, Health Care Workers Are Fighting To Keep Mercy Hospital Open

By Maxwell Evans, Block Club Chicago. -

Chicago - A coalition of activists are demanding elected officials maintain pressure on Mercy’s ownership to keep the hospital open or sell to someone who will. The activists held a vigil [...]

US Airports Are Portals For Disease Spread

By Margaret Flowers, Truthout. -

I recently traveled to Venezuela to be an observer for its National Assembly election and was struck by a stark difference between the ways Venezuela and the United States are handling the [...]

No Co-Sponsor Of ‘Medicare For All’ Has Lost Reelection In The Past Decade

By Richard Lachmann, Michael Schwartz, and Kevin Young, Commondreams. -

It's common sense: Democratic politicians who support "radical" notions like Medicare for All, free college, or preserving a habitable planet via a Green New Deal guarantee their own defeat. A [...]

Chris Hedges: The Great Delusion

By Chris Hedges, ScheerPost.com. -

Joe Biden and the systems managers of the deep state and empire are returning to power. Trump and his coterie of buffoons, racists, con artists and Christian fascists are sullenly preparing to [...]

Why They’re Denying You Healthcare And Financial Support During A Pandemic

By Caitlin Johnstone. -

Every single day the western mass media are bashing us in the face with stories about horrifying scary things other countries are doing which we all need to be afraid of, and from which we must [...]

Iowa Is What Happens When Government Does Nothing

By Elaine Godfrey, The Atlantic. -

Iowa City, IA — Nick Klein knew the man wasn’t going to make it through the night. So the 31-year-old nurse at the University of Iowa ICU put on his gown, his gloves, his mask, and his face [...]

To Solve The COVID19 Crisis, Biden Must Put People Over Profits

By Margaret Flowers, Truthout. -

As infectious disease experts had warned over the summer, the fall brought another rise in COVID-19 cases in the United States. It is a third surge in what is still the first wave as the number [...]

On Contact: Covid-19 And America’s Health Care Crisis

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Dr. Margaret Flowers about the Covid-19 pandemic and the catastrophic response to the public health crisis under America's for-profit healthcare [...]

Beyond COVID-19: The Power Struggle Over Alternatives For Health Care Reform

By John Geyman, Counterpunch. -

Today we face the COVID-19 pandemic, with its resultant economic downturn and systemic racism—the triple crises that have exposed the serious problems of U. S. health care. It is now obvious to [...]

The Imperative To Achieve National Improved Medicare For All

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

Biden's healthcare plan looks like a replay of the health reform process of 2009-10 when the Democrats effectively divided the movement in support of national improved Medicare for all and pushed [...]

Health Care For Millions On The Line

By Hajira Hasghar, Liberation News. -

Oral arguments began in the case California v. Texas this week, just days after the confirmation of Trump-appointed justice Amy Coney Barrett. For the third time in the past 10 years, Republicans [...]