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Americans Can Order Free Rapid Covid Tests Starting Jan. 19

New polling shows a bipartisan majority of voters support the Biden administration's plan to ship tests to anyone who requests one.

Jessica Corbett ·


Florida GOP Bill Proposes 'Cruel and Dangerous' 15-Week Abortion Ban

A new bill introduced Tuesday—which allows no exceptions in cases of incest or rape—"would eliminate any bodily autonomy for many women," warned one Democratic state senator.

Brett Wilkins ·


Single-Payer Bill Leaps First Major Hurdle in California

Committee passage was heralded as "big news," but an uncertain path forward remains.

Andrea Germanos ·


Sanders Demands Refunds for Seniors Hit by Medicare Premium Hike

The Vermont senator's call came after federal officials said Medicare should limit coverage of an unproven and expensive Alzheimer's drug.

Jake Johnson ·


Red Cross Declares First-Ever Blood Shortage Crisis in US

The warning that "lifesaving blood may not be available for some patients when it is needed" comes amid a surge in Covid-19 cases.

Jessica Corbett ·


'Good News for Seniors': Becerra Orders Medicare to Reassess Premium Hike

"It is unconscionable," said one advocate welcoming the announcement, "for Medicare premiums to increase this dramatically because of one corporation's greed."

Brett Wilkins ·


Disability Rights Advocates Condemn CDC Director's 'Abhorrent' Comments on Covid-19 Deaths

"Messages from the head of the CDC must convey that all lives are valuable, and the loss of any life from Covid-19, whether it is the life of a person with a disability, an older adult, or a 32-year-old with no known disabilities, is a tragedy."

Julia Conley ·


Caravans Across California Set to Hit the Road as State's Single-Payer Bill Advances

"Single-payer healthcare is long overdue, and while we push for Medicare for All nationally, California can lead the way by enacting CalCare."

Brett Wilkins ·


If Biden Doesn't Act Quickly, Millions Could Lose Medicaid as Omicron Surges

"Make no mistake: kicking people out of Medicaid will kill many," warned Dr. Adam Gaffney, a public health advocate.

Jake Johnson ·


Vaxxed or Unvaxxed: Who Should Get the Last Bed Hospital Bed?

When both a vaccinated and an unvaccinated patient with COVID-19 need the last available bed in a hospital’s intensive care unit, the vaccinated patient should get it. Those who view vaccination as a "personal choice" need to bear personal responsibility for choosing to place others' lives at risk.

Peter Singer ·

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