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As Ban on Most Surprise Medical Bills Takes Effect, Critics Denounce For-Profit Healthcare

"This law would not be needed if we had an everyone covered for everything, zero copay, federal single-payer healthcare system paid for by fair taxes."

Kenny Stancil ·


Pressure Grows on Biden to Shut Down Trump-Era Medicare Privatization Scheme

A petition calling on the president to end the Medicare Direct Contracting pilot program has now garnered more than 10,000 signatures.

Jake Johnson ·


As Covid Deaths Hit 800K, Sanders Says Medicare for All Needed to End 'Vulgarity' of US Health System

"The pandemic has demonstrated that a privatized healthcare system cannot ensure the health of the population."

Julia Conley ·


With Abortion Access in Peril, States Move to Protect Reproductive Rights in 2022

"People are activated and waking up and realizing that this is not something we can take for granted," said one advocate for a Vermont constitutional amendment enshrining abortion rights.

Brett Wilkins ·


CDC's Covid-19 Vaccine Push Threatens Americans With Exorbitant Hospital Bills

"I'm all for promoting vaccination, but we should all be able to agree that it's not super great for government to boast about a for-profit system that medically bankrupts people."

Julia Conley ·


Honoring the Reverend Desmond Tutu

The best way to honor his memory is for leaders of industrialized countries to provide increased public health and socio-economic support to the African people to whom Desmond Tutu devoted his life and work.

César Chelala ·


Rights Groups Accuse Tech Giants of Throttling Content on Abortion Pills

"More Americans are going to need accurate information on abortion," said one communications director. "But these platforms have algorithms that surface the opposition and misinformation and misleading content."

Jessica Corbett ·


Climate Change Brings Serious Health Risks

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that global warming and rainfall changes cause the loss of at least 150,000 lives every year.

César Chelala ·


Migrants and Refugees Face Devastating Hardships This Festive Season

For many refugees and migrants across the world, the onset of winter marks the beginning of a potentially life-threatening period.

Hans Kluge ·


Unions Demand Covid-19 Safety Measures for Health Workers Be Made Permanent

"OSHA must act swiftly to extend lifesaving protections for health care workers and to create new Covid-19 safety rules for all workers."

Brett Wilkins ·

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