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.
Michael T. Hertz: This “Medicare for All” bill says I won’t get Medicare if I reside in Mexico. What kind of law is that?
Kevin Zeese & Margaret Flowers: While corporate Democrats funded by Wall Street, the insurance and pharmaceutical industries are trying to stop progress, Democratic Party voters are showing the momentum may not be stoppable.
Dick Price: Prospects for my recovery are strong. The doctor who examined me after my last radiation treatment Monday said, caught and treated this early, they never see my kind of tonsil cancer return. “Never,” he said.