A Better Health Care System?

By Sarah Jaffe, The Progressive. -

Suzanne Gordon, a longtime health care reporter and author of Wounds of War: How the VA Delivers Health, Healing, and Hope to the Nation’s Veterans, says the VA “outperforms the private sector [...]

Hispanic Americans On The Front Lines Of COVID-19

By Jeremy Robbins, New American Economy. -

Workforce needs are changing and immigrants and Americans of all kinds are critical to the fight, response, and recovery that we face in the coming months. As the country continues to fight the [...]

Doctors Demand Hospital Industry Stop Funding Dark Money Lobby Group

A progressive organization of 23,000 physicians from across the U.S. demanded Thursday that the American Hospital Association (AHA) divest completely from a dark-money lobbying group that has [...]

Colombian Social Leaders Protest For Access To Health Care And Food

By Telesur English. -

The difficult situation Colombia is facing due to the pandemic prompted the 48 leaders of Sierra Nevada, in the Santa Marta District, to protest to demand decent health services and food [...]

Prioritizing Health Over Politics In The World

By José Murat,  La Jornada. -

The excessive spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is a call to all governments and all political figures, both national and international, to cease politicizing this issue and fighting for bits of [...]

When This War Is Over, Many Of Us Will Leave Medicine

By Michele Harper, Elemental. -

I couldn’t see. My face shield was blurred by a streaky haze. I tilted my neck back and forth in an effort to peer beyond it, beneath it, through it, whatever might work. Was it condensation? I [...]

VA Privatization Leaves Veterans Waist Deep In Another Big Muddy

By Steve Early and Suzanne Gordon, Popular Resistance -

Two years ago, President Trump persuaded a bipartisan coalition in Congress to pass the VA MISSION Act of 2018. It authorized a costly expansion of outsourcing by the Department of Veterans [...]

The Decade Of Transformation Is Here: Remaking Health Care

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

We've been writing for a while that the 2020's would be a decade when multiple crises would come to a head and we would have an opportunity for major transformations if we were organized to [...]

The US Is Not Prepared For Coronavirus; We Need To Take Action

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is in its very early stages in the United States so it is too early to predict its full impacts. The World Health Organization reports that COVID-19 has stricken more [...]

Crowdfunding A ‘Band-Aid’ For Rising Healthcare Costs?

By Amanda D'Ambrosio, Medpagetoday.com -

Millions of Americans are contributing to crowdfunding platforms to help pay for rising healthcare expenses, researchers found. One in five people reported contributing to crowdfunding campaigns [...]

Democrats Team Up With Trump To Maintain Disastrous Healthcare System

By Mike Pappas, Left Voice. -

On Tuesday, February 4, Donald Trump delivered his third State of the Union (SOTU) address. As expected, it was filled with contradictions, falsehoods, and distortions. Among other things, Trump [...]

We Are The Majority; We Must Turn That Into Power

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Over the last decade, a national consensus has developed for a progressive left agenda on the economy, social services and ending wars but the movement has not built the power to make that a [...]

Safety Net Hospital Sues Poor Patients For Unpaid Bills

By Blake Farmer, AP. -

Nashville, TN - Nashville General is the city-funded, safety-net hospital. For a patient without insurance, this is supposed to be the best place to go. But its emergency room has been taking [...]

‘All I Want For Christmas Is A Chance To Live’

By The Backbone Campaign, Popular Resistance. -

CareFirst has denied cancer patient and Annapolis resident Phil Ateto access to life saving drugs. The Chicago-based medical insurance company is superseding the wishes of Phil’s oncology team.  [...]

The Killing Fields Of American Health Care

By David Penner, Dissident Voice. -

American health care is being crushed under the iron heel of a cabal of ruthless and merciless robber barons. Indeed, this primitive and backward system continues to be a source of horrendous [...]