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A Public Option Won’t Save Us. The Sick and Disabled Need Medicare-for-All

Medicare and Medicaid are rife with complicated formulas for exclusions, exceptions, and limitations. The cruelty that is imposed by the constraints of these programs cannot be overstated.

Maggie Mills ·

'The Real Looting in America Is the Walton Family': GAO Report Details How Taxpayers Subsidize Cruel Low Wages of Corporate Giants

"I say to the Walton family: Get off welfare," declared Sen. Bernie Sanders in response to the government study he commissioned. "Pay your workers a living wage—at least $15 an hour."

Jon Queally, staff writer ·

A New Nonviolent Medicaid Army Is on the March

Led by the poor and dispossessed, this movement is bringing the demand for healthcare rights to corporate profiteers, state houses, prisons, and police stations.

Rev Dr Liz Theoharis ·

Covid-19 'Has Not Left Rural America': Healthcare Advocates Urge Congress to Save Small Hospitals as Pandemic Loans Come Due

"Not being reimbursed by Medicare would be crippling—akin to a household losing nearly half its income."

Lisa Newcomb, staff writer ·

People of Missouri Accomplish What Its GOP Lawmakers Refused to Do for Nearly 10 Years: Approve Medicaid Expansion

Called 'victory for health care,' ballot initiative succeeds where legislative efforts were long thwarted by Republican Party.

Lisa Newcomb, staff writer ·

Counting the Many Ways the GOP Senate Covid-19 Relief Plan Would Fail Struggling Families and the Economy

The Senate Republican proposal fails to come close to meeting the scale and nature of the challenges we face.

Robert Greenstein ·

Ocasio-Cortez, NY State Progressives Call on Cuomo to Pass Billionaires' Tax to Support Immigrants Left Out of Covid-19 Relief

"For so long we've been bailing out corporations. Covid has shown us that the most vulnerable people in our community, they too deserve to be bailed out."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·

'Enough Is Enough': 44 Groups Slam House Democrats for Including Hyde Amendment in Spending Bill

"It is long past time for our elected officials to put an end to abortion coverage bans once and for all, so no one is denied abortion care because of how much money they make or how they get their health insurance."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·

'The People Have Spoken': Thwarting GOP Push for Cuts, Oklahoma Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion

"Voters are tired of politicians ignoring the problem or worse, trying to take their healthcare away, and they're rejecting that approach in even the deepest of red states."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·

'A Travesty': Trump Restricting Covid-19 Relief Funds From Hospitals Serving Nation's Poorest

"Trump is using hospital bailout fund money to disproportionately help high revenue hospitals, and leave safety-net systems in the lurch."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·