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Healthcare



4,500 Unionized Nurses Vote to Authorize Strike at California Hospitals

"The decision by members to overwhelmingly authorize a strike shows that we are fed up with the status quo of working conditions," said union leader.

Julia Conley ·


Drop in Life Expectancy 'Speaks Volumes' About How US Handled Covid: Expert

"While other high-income countries saw their life expectancy increase in 2021, recovering about half of their losses, U.S. life expectancy continued to fall," said Dr. Steven Woolf, co-author of the new study.

Jessica Corbett ·


We Urgently Need an Economic Bill of Rights—One That Includes the Disabled

Discrimination against the disabled is often hard to see, especially as it relates to our participation in the economy.

Dylan Brown ·


Why Should Progressives Embrace a 21st Century Economic Bill of Rights? Because They Already Do

Progressives need to make clear to the American people that they have a cohesive economic program for the country—one that the American People want.

Alan Minsky ·


Reproductive Rights Advocates Brace for Oklahoma's Near-Total Abortion Ban

Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt is expected to sign a bill that would punish abortion providers with 10 years in prison or a $100,000 fine.

Brett Wilkins ·


Senate Urged to Pass Broader Reforms After House Approves Insulin Price Cap

"Now it is up to Democrats in the Senate to follow the House's lead and pass comprehensive reforms through reconciliation," said David Mitchell of Patients for Affordable Drugs Now.

Jessica Corbett ·


Amid Renewed Medicare for All Push, Study Shows 112 Million Americans Struggle to Afford Healthcare

Noting the new research, Sen. Bernie Sanders declared that "it's time for Medicare for All."

Jessica Corbett ·


Financialized Care Is Not Care at All: Maximizing Profits at the Expense of Those in Need

Private equity firms are increasingly entering the care and support sector, especially when public money is involved.

Marina Durano ·


'Healthcare Is a Human Right': Sanders Announces Medicare for All Senate Hearing

Rep. Cori Bush, who co-chaired this week's House event on the topic, thanked the Senate Budget Committee chair and celebrated "momentum" in Congress to pass related legislation.

Jessica Corbett ·


121 Million Unintended Pregnancies Per Year Reveals 'Global Failure' on Women's Rights: Report

"For too many, the most life-altering reproductive choice is no choice at all," said the United Nations Population Fund.

Julia Conley ·

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