The Day After Election Day

By Rob Urie, Counterpunch. -

For the second election in a row two of the least favored politicians in American history represent the range of choices speaks to the vacuity of the ‘process.’ In the throes of electoral [...]

Health Insurance And The COVID-19 shock

By Josh Bivens and Ben Zipperer, EPI. -

The inefficiencies and problems caused by the U.S. system of tying access to health insurance to specific jobs are well known. The downsides of employer-based health insurance access have been [...]

Cops Repeatedly Attacked And Obstructed Street Medics

By Ella Fassler, Truthout. -

Dozens of reports of police arresting medics and destroying their property have arisen since the revolt began in late May. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, police assaulted medics at their tent in a [...]

The Pandemic Revealed US’s Zip Code Map Of Inequality

By Marshall Auerback,  Economy for All. -

The stark divide in the level of health care from testing to treatment is divided by wealth and the legacy of systemic racism. In the words of Ed Yong of the Atlantic: “Chronic underfunding of [...]

During COVID-19, The Risk To Health Care Workers Has Never Been Greater

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality. -

If you happen to provide health care services to actual Covid-19 patients — as a nurse or a doctor, an orderly or a physician’s assistant — this has been the year from hell. Amid the worst [...]

Reclaiming Public Health: The Communalist Healthcare Model

By Justin B. Gifford, ROAR Magazine. -

During the Spanish Influenza outbreak of 1918, Alfred W. Crosby, a Professor Emeritus of History, Geography, and American Studies wrote that nurses were more important than doctors during this [...]

Human Solidarity And A Global Health Commons

By Christian Laval, ROAR Magazine. -

The COVID-19 pandemic reminds us of the most fundamental features of the human condition: the solidarity that exists between humans across borders, between humans and all other living beings, as [...]

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 [...]