Thom Hartmann: Because it’s such a potent biological agent, NDMA is also extremely poisonous; a Chinese medical student put a few drops in his roommate’s water and killed him. Ditto for a Canadian grad student, who injected it into a colleague’s apple pie.
Michael T. Hertz: If INSABI will really treat U.S. citizens, then this will help solve the problem that retired U.S. ex pats have in Mexico: their Medicare benefits do not cover them outside the United States.
John Peeler: No matter how elegantly simple the initial proposal, the final result will be complex, ugly, and maybe worse than what we have now.
Mattea Kramer: Thousands of lawsuits are making their way through the court system in an effort to force some kind of repayment from the corporations that manufactured, distributed, and dispensed billions of doses of prescription opioids.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: If the movement continues to build support and keeps Medicare for all a central issue in the 2020 election, we can win National Improved Medicare for All in the early 2020s.
WJ Astore: Americans get to pony up — and up — and up, in the form of high insurance costs, deductibles, co-pays, and the like.
Michael T. Hertz: If you live outside the United States more or less permanently, you aren’t covered unless you have some way of getting back inside relatively easily.
Celisa Calacal: The description of Medicare for All—that it would eliminate private health insurance and force people off their current plans—pervades the mainstream narrative around single-payer health care. The problem, however, is that these descriptions are half-truths.
Diane Archer: A Medicare Payment Advisory Commission report indicates that the problems with Medicare Advantage may be even more far-reaching than the government audits indicate.
Michael T. Hertz: Although the Brazilian healthcare system seems much fairer than the American one, the former has faced difficult financial issues, forcing patients to go to private facilities or not obtain healthcare.
John MacMurray: Today, we have our own version of Typhoid Mary, Jenny McCarthy, a model, B-Movie actress, and former nude model for Playboy, who parlayed her many, um, talents, into a Playmate of the Year award.
Michael T. Hertz: Federal health care policy was designed, both implicitly and explicitly, to exclude black Americans.
This past August 13th, a scintillating panel of experts discussed the looming reproductive justice crisis occasioned by the efforts to curtail women’s access to abortions that’s going on around the country.