Health Care

Health Economists Ignore Working Class Realities

by  Donna Smith  http://www.commondreams.org/donna-smith Ah, the Affordable Care Act.  We’ve all been inundated with the stories about the rocky launch of Obamacare’s Healthcare.gov website, the policy cancellations that drop people from coverage rather than meet minimum standards required by the ACA, and other issues like the one I have faced with a deeply flawed subsidy/tax…

Election Over: 5 Hard Realities

Election Over: 5 Hard Realities Progressive Have to Face About Obama By Jeff Faux Democrats must start mobilizing their own agenda now. And the first step is to face the truth about Obama’s record. November 18, 2012  | Terrorized by the prospect of a complete takeover of the U.S. government by right-wing reactionaries—progressive Democrats swallowed…

Unfettered Corporate Greed

5 Ways America Is Being Hollowed Out by Unfettered Corporate Greed Paul Buchheit There’s no free market — just businesses doing whatever they please with virtually zero accountability. Conservatives believe that enriching individuals will eventually enrich society, and that government should not get in the way of the process. This is what happens as a…

More Than 46 Million Americans Still in Poverty

More Than 46 Million Americans Still in Poverty Salvatore Babones 15 percent of the US population lives in poverty. The poverty rate for children remains more than 20 percent for the third year in a row. As state anti-poverty programs around the country confront severe budget cuts, today’s report indicates income inequality has reached an…

Life Expectancy Decreases

Shocker Stat of the Day: Life Expectancy Decreases by 4 Years Among Poor White People in the US by Kathleen Geier Yesterday, the New York Times reported on an alarming new study: researchers have documented that the least educated white Americans are experiencing sharp declines in life expectancy. Between 1990 and 2008, white women without…

We are all being watched

We see you   –  so be careful   John Johnson We had more computer problems after barely getting out the last issue. This time we had to call a guy who fixes most problems but charges $300 for a home visit and $130 for a new hard drive. We received a donated hard drive for…

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