Roqayah Chamseddine

Roqayah Chamseddine is a Lebanese-American writer, published poet, and journalist, whose work can be found at Follow her on Twitter: @roqchams

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“You see people harmed by our system—patients going without needed care, skipping doses of medications because they can’t afford copays, avoiding tests." (Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock) Views
Thursday, March 28, 2019
A Healthcare Industry Built on Premature Death
In Indiana, a school superintendent is facing three felony charges after using her son's insurance in January to help a sick student access a doctor and prescription antibiotics. Dr. Casey Smitherman, who on February 1 resigned from Elwood Community School Corporation, has helped the 15-year-old...
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The Bruenig Firing: ‘Civility’ As A Tool To Control Political Dissent
The idea that political civility is a necessary element of political discourse—one which is meant to emulate a kind of ideal courtroom politesse—is a bourgeois conviction. Expressions of civility are said to uphold democratic standards and tame violent language, and are therefore considered...
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