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Healthcare



GOP United in Action To Keep Workers Down

Republican governors in state after state are cutting off the federal aid. They'd rather turn away free money than relieve pressure on the poor. 

Laura Flanders ·


Texas Governor Signs 'All-Out Assault on Reproductive Health' Into Law

"This forced pregnancy act will drive women back into the [pre-Roe] shadows," warned one Democratic lawmaker in the state.

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


'A Heinous Crime': Israeli Airstrikes Damage Gaza's Only Coronavirus Testing Lab

"It was bad enough when Palestinians in Gaza weren't able to get vaccinated, but now to reportedly lose their only coronavirus testing lab is...  beyond words."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


House Dems Push for Infrastructure Package 'That Truly Meets This Historic Moment'

"Given the scale of our unemployment, caregiving, healthcare, climate, and inequality crises," nearly 60 lawmakers wrote, "we urge our colleagues in Congress to pursue a larger upfront investment."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


'A Huge Loss': Israel's Killing of Top Doctors Further Strains Overwhelmed Gaza Health System

"I have not seen this level of destruction through my 14 years of work—not even in the 2014 war," said one emergency rescue official. 

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


Redistribution of Health Through the American Families Plan

The American Families Plan will make the Affordable Care Act subsidies permanent—ensuring that millions of Americans can keep their care. And the top 1% of taxpayers will pay for it.

Laura Packard ·


Looming Texas Law Would Allow Anti-Choice 'Vigilantes' to Sue Anyone Who 'Aids or Abets' an Abortion

"There's no low these legislators won't sink to in their efforts to gut Roe v. Wade and push abortion care as far out of reach as possible," said one rights advocate.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


NFL Denounced for Using Racist Criteria to Avoid Paying Black Retirees in Concussion Settlement

"They come out with all these slogans like 'We care' and 'Black Lives Matter,'" said former NFL player Kevin Henry. "And I'm sitting there, like, you're lying."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


'Why We Need Medicare for All': GOP Missouri Governor Rejects Ballot Mandate for Medicaid Expansion

"Gov. Parson is openly adversarial to the people in our communities who have the least," said Rep. Cori Bush. 

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


Will Movement for People's Vaccine Open Doors to Larger Revolt Against Big Pharma?

A TRIPS suspension may only be a first step, but it is an important one. It puts in play questions of who really makes and who profits from these miraculous vaccines.

John Buell ·