Health Care

MEDICARE For All – How to Get There

Medicare for All: How to Get There excerpts from a speech by Dr. Paul Song We know what to expect from Republicans when they vote against the things we stand for, but frankly we have a problem in congress and here in CA, where each year more progressive legislation is held hostage by a group…

The President’s Leftovers

THE PRESIDENT’S “LEFTOVERS” By Rob Macon As the election approaches, President Obama prepares to walk the Oval Office one final time. Many agree Obama has done an outstanding job concerning the nation’s economy. Then there are what we can identify as “leftovers.” Leftovers are conditions prevailing during the Obama Administration, as well as past presidents,…

Hospitals Can Kill You

Hospitals Can Kill You collected by Ray Jones These are real statements by real people about  hospitals: Sandee Curry: I spent five hours in the waiting room here with a kidney infection. The bathroom for the ER waiting room was filthier than a truck stop restroom. The sink was clogged and I couldn’t wash my…

Beyond the ACA (Affordable Healthcare Act)

BEYOND THE ACA: Health for More Today, And Medicare For All Tomorrow By Georgia Brewer, AllCare Alliance The Immigrant Rights and Healthcare Equality movements are joining forces for a Leadership Conference on Health for All and a Lobby Day to support both SB4 (Lara), the Health for All Act, and universal, publicly funded Medicare for…

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…

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