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Healthcare



Abortion Access Is at Stake, But We Will Do Everything We Can to Keep Our Clinic's Doors Open

Arkansas legislators are trying to make abortion inaccessible, so we're taking them to court.

Lori Williams ·


Watch: Anand Giridharadas Shares What 'We Learned' From the Covid-19 Pandemic

"The question before us now is: What will do with these lessons?"

Common Dreams staff ·


Biden Hailed for 'Historic' Exclusion of Anti-Choice Hyde Amendment From Proposed Budget

"At a time when reproductive freedom is under unprecedented attack, and the legal right to abortion is hanging on by a tenuous thread, this critical step from the Biden administration is more important than ever."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


It's Time to Break Big Pharma's Grip on Healthcare and Empower Medicare to Negotiate Cheaper Drug Prices

The Lower Drug Costs Now Act would be long-overdue step towards making prescription medicines more affordable for all Americans.

Margarida Jorge ·


Led by Jayapal, Broad Coalition of 156 House Dems Demands Medicare Expansion in Infrastructure Bill

"Lowering the eligibility age, improving benefits, and allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices will change lives and save people money."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Decrying 'Catastrophic Harm,' ACLU Files Legal Challenge Against Arkansas Transgender Healthcare Ban

The lawsuit from the ACLU's Arkansas chapter is the first major challenge of one of the many anti-transgender rights measures being pushed by Republican legislatures across the country. 

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Watch: Video Starring NY Lawmakers Lampoons Absurdity of For-Profit Healthcare

The message of the video—which stars New York state lawmakers Jabari Brisport and Zohran Kwame Mamdani—is clear: "We simply cannot afford not to have a single-payer system."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


'Auchincloss Is a Shill': Democrat Excoriated for Siding With Big Pharma Against Lower Drug Prices

"There's nothing 'moderate' or 'bipartisan' about blocking plans to lower drug prices," said one organizer.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


Democrats 'Must Be Trying to Lose': Progressives Fume After Report Says Biden Budget Excludes Key Promises

"If the aim is to avoid a midterm massacre, why would you do this?" asked one political critic.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


Government Can Be the Solution: Eight Lessons From the Pandemic

Lesson 1: Essential workers deserve far better.

Robert Reich ·