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Major Survey Finds 100 Million Americans See US Healthcare System as 'Expensive' or 'Broken'

One in 20 respondents—representing 12.7 million people—said a friend or family member died over the past year after not receiving treatment because they couldn't afford it.

Jake Johnson ·


Probe Shows Big Pharma 'Manipulated' Patent System and 'Raised Prices With Abandon'

"The result of the House Oversight Committee investigation is clear: American families are suffering from outrageous drug prices, while Big Pharma rakes in record profits."

Jessica Corbett ·


'This Is Horrific': US Supreme Court Keeps 6-Week Abortion Ban in Place

"The Supreme Court has no value of our bodies, lives, and futures," said one advocacy group. "We need to liberate abortion."

Julia Conley ·


'Maddening': White House Dismisses Idea of Mailing Out Free Covid Tests Like Other Nations

"Other countries have figured out better ways to get these tools into the hands of their citizens. Do better," said one infectious disease expert.

Jake Johnson ·


Public Health Experts Slam 'Grossly Inadequate,' Industry-Friendly Covid Test Reimbursement Scheme

"We need this administration to be courageous," said one physician. "This is not it at all."

Julia Conley ·


Lessons From Eviction Court

Elected officials need to spend some time in eviction courts, witnessing first-hand the real tragedies that happen there every day. If they sat where we do, I think they would seize the opportunity to embrace housing as a fully realized human right.

Fran Quigley ·


'For-Profit Healthcare Hurts All of Us': Sacramento Approves Single-Payer Resolution

"We're going to keep passing these resolutions until we end our profit-driven healthcare system."

Kenny Stancil ·


As SCOTUS Considers 'Extinguishing' Right to Abortion, Calls Mount for Congress to 'Step Up'

"Despite the protections that the legal framework like Roe provides, it has never been enough," said one doctor. "We continue to work toward reproductive justice."

Jessica Corbett ·


What the Global AIDS Crisis Can Teach Us About Our Approach to Mental Illness

The HIV/AIDS epidemic offers us countless lessons in how to effectively tackle a global crisis that had felt insurmountable. We must apply those lessons to other public health crises, particularly those rooted in stigma, like mental health.

Dr. Ashwin Vasan ·


The Pandemic Is Exacerbating an Already Dire Mental Health Crisis

It's time to prioritize mental well-being to avoid far-reaching economic and social consequences.

Lynn Parramore ·

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