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Healthcare



Katie Porter Leads Letter Urging Biden Not to Dump More Money Into Medicare Advantage

"Private contractors, through Medicare Advantage plans, game the system and bill patients as sicker than they are to rake in billions of taxpayer dollars," the California Democrat said.

Jake Johnson ·


Vaccination Could Have Prevented 3 in 5 US Covid Deaths Since June 2021: Analysis

An estimated 234,000 lives could have been saved with primary-series vaccination, the Kaiser Family Foundation found.

Kenny Stancil ·


Temporary But 'Crucial' Win as Judge Blocks Kentucky Abortion Ban

"Abortion remains legal and is once again available in Kentucky," said one ACLU attorney.

Brett Wilkins ·


National Nurses United Urges Biden Admin to Crack Down on Hospital Monopolies

"Anti-competitive behavior in the healthcare sector through market consolidation is a threat to the health and safety of nurses and other healthcare workers and is making our patients sicker."

Kenny Stancil ·


Alabama Parents Seek Emergency Court Order to Block Criminalization of Trans Youth Care

"Our family is challenging this cruel law because it infringes on our ability as parents to ensure our child receives appropriate medical care, and targets transgender youth simply for being transgender," said one plaintiff.

Kenny Stancil ·


Legal Recreational Cannabis Reduces Prescription Drug Demand: Study

The researchers found "significant reductions in the volume of prescriptions within the drug classes that align with the medical indications for pain, depression, anxiety, sleep, psychosis, and seizures."

Brett Wilkins ·


Thousands of Sutter Health Nurses Stage 1-Day Northern California Strike

"We're tired of being ignored and left without the resources we need to care for our patients," explained California Nurses Association.

Brett Wilkins ·


New GOP Laws 'Will Devastate Abortion Access Across Large Parts of the Nation'

"Florida has been a critical haven for abortion access in the South, and this ban will decimate abortion access for Floridians and the entire region," one group said after the governor's signature.

Jessica Corbett ·


Covid-19 Death Rates in Poorer US Counties Were Nearly Double

The tragic reality is that our economic and public health systems do discriminate.

Karen Dolan ·


Report Says 'Cruel and Regressive' US Insulin Prices Violate Human Rights

"People who need insulin shouldn't have to break the bank just to survive, but in the U.S. they often do," said a researcher with Human Rights Watch.

Jake Johnson ·

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