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Healthcare


'Profiteering Healthcare System' Blamed as US Medical Debt Surges to $140 Billion

One critic said the new estimate of medical debt in collections shows the for-profit healthcare system is "working just the way the corporate price gougers want it to."

Jake Johnson ·


Decaying Democracy and the Deadly Lag

Lag time is another phrase for the "democracy gap." It is the space between what most of the people want and need, and what those same passive people suffer and tolerate.

Ralph Nader ·


Ocasio-Cortez: 'House Progressives Are Standing Up' for Infrastructure Plan Prioritizing Care, Climate

"If Sen. Manchin and the rest of the Senate approve the 'reconciliation bill' then we will approve their bipartisan bill. But if they try to strip immigration reform, child care, climate action, etc., then we're at an impasse," said the New York Democrat.

Kenny Stancil ·


Including Environmental and Health Costs, True Price of Food Is 3 Times What Americans Pay, Report Finds

The report reveals "an immense opportunity to invest in the food system so that it brings future returns while serving both people and the planet," said the Rockefeller Foundation.

Julia Conley ·


Democrats Have An Historic Opportunity To Advance FDR's Vision For Universal, Guaranteed Health Care

Now is the moment to walk the walk, to add action to the rhetoric.

Nancy J. Altman ·


Texas Sued Over Law Enabling Harassment by Anti-Choice 'Vigilantes'

"If this oppressive law takes effect, it will decimate abortion access in Texas—and that's exactly what it is designed to do."

Jessica Corbett ·



Bernie Sanders Adds Voice to Supporters of Cook County Strike

One SEIU Local 73 strike leader said the 18-day action "is about basic dignity and respect for workers who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic and before."

Brett Wilkins ·


After Months of Controversy, FDA Chief Requests Probe of Alzheimer's Drug Approval

Public Citizen, which called for the FDA acting commissioner "to immediately resign or be removed" over the "reckless and inexcusable" drug approval, welcomed her "belated" request.

Jessica Corbett ·


The Disability Revolution We All Need

Whether we're talking about righting the wrongs of poverty, patriarchy, racism, or lack of care, affirmative conduct may be required.

Laura Flanders ·

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