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Covid-19 'Has Not Left Rural America': Healthcare Advocates Urge Congress to Save Small Hospitals as Pandemic Loans Come Due
"Not being reimbursed by Medicare would be crippling—akin to a household losing nearly half its income."
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People of Missouri Accomplish What Its GOP Lawmakers Refused to Do for Nearly 10 Years: Approve Medicaid Expansion
Called 'victory for health care,' ballot initiative succeeds where legislative efforts were long thwarted by Republican Party.
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It doesn’t raise SNAP benefit levels even though 26 million adults reported that their households, which include millions of children, often or sometimes didn’t have enough to eat in the last seven days, according to Census data from early July. (Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Views
Counting the Many Ways the GOP Senate Covid-19 Relief Plan Would Fail Struggling Families and the Economy
The Senate Republican proposal fails to come close to meeting the scale and nature of the challenges we face.
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Ocasio-Cortez, NY State Progressives Call on Cuomo to Pass Billionaires' Tax to Support Immigrants Left Out of Covid-19 Relief
"For so long we've been bailing out corporations. Covid has shown us that the most vulnerable people in our community, they too deserve to be bailed out."
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Pro-choice activists supporting legal access to abortion protest during a demonstration outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., March 4, 2020. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) News
'Enough Is Enough': 44 Groups Slam House Democrats for Including Hyde Amendment in Spending Bill
"It is long past time for our elected officials to put an end to abortion coverage bans once and for all, so no one is denied abortion care because of how much money they make or how they get their health insurance."
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'The People Have Spoken': Thwarting GOP Push for Cuts, Oklahoma Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion
"Voters are tired of politicians ignoring the problem or worse, trying to take their healthcare away, and they're rejecting that approach in even the deepest of red states."
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'A Travesty': Trump Restricting Covid-19 Relief Funds From Hospitals Serving Nation's Poorest
"Trump is using hospital bailout fund money to disproportionately help high revenue hospitals, and leave safety-net systems in the lurch."
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Health workers greet people as they arrive in cars at a mobile Covid-19 testing site at the Westside Community Center in the Goldsboro neighborhood of Sanford, Florida on April 23, 2020. News
As Millions Stripped of Health Coverage Amid Covid-19, House Dems Unveil Bill for Emergency Expansion of Medicare and Medicaid
"Our nation's for-profit, employment-based healthcare system did not make sense before Covid-19 struck, and it is proving dangerous and deadly during the crisis."
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California Chief Justice Donald Wright (left) swearing in Jerry Brown as governor, January 6, 1975. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Views
Jerry Brown: Zen and the Art of Pandemic Response
When "small is beautiful" becomes a deadly mantra.
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A flyer protesting the response to the coronavirus posted in the French Quarter on March 15, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Views
In Fighting the Coronavirus Pandemic in the US, Nothing Beats Traditional Medicare
The argument has always been that establishing a public health insurance system would cost too much and cause too much disruption. Now, look around.
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