RJ Eskow: From tax cuts to surgeons’ income, Rep. Tom Price of Georgia – Trump’s choice to run the Department of Health and Human Services –has repeatedly fought for the wealthy and privileged at the expense of ordinary Americans.
Peter Cavanaugh: President-Elect Trump is now stating that he is about to “modernize” Medicare with the help of House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Felonious Ax: We in Big Pharma are very proud of our freedom to gouge consumers. Therefore, we can’t sit by and allow an initiative to pass that would curtail our self-expression!
Maureen Cruise: We are challenging a drug industry run amok with unbridled power and unparalleled greed, so far spending $110 million to defeat Proposition 61.
Richard J. Eskow: The policy heart of the ACA is the individual mandate to purchase health insurance, which was crafted at a right-wing think tank.
Janet Maker: Pinktober is here. All the cancer charities are asking for our money and our time. But all cancer charities are not equal.
Robert Reich: One real choice in the future is a hugely expensive for-profit oligopoly with the market power to charge high prices even to healthy people and stop insuring sick people.
Robert Reich: The problem isn’t Obamacare per se. It’s in the structure of private markets for health insurance – which creates powerful incentives to avoid sick people and attract healthy ones.
Michael T. Hertz: In the upcoming election, we’ll have a choice between a potential Hitler and a woman who is a narcissist and lies consistently. What has happened to Bernie’s revolution, and is there any way to save it?
Sasha Abrams: Surveys suggest that somewhere in the region of one in four of these students will experience a diagnosable mental health problem at some point, but approximately 40 percent of them won’t seek timely help.
Sasha Abramsky: Five years after the Affordable Care Act became law, upwards of three million Californians remain without health care coverage.
Bill Raden: The bill, which was passed by the Senate three weeks ago, comes in the midst of a growing public furor over the pricing of pharmaceuticals that has seen retail prices on many lifesaving specialty drug regimens equivalent to that of a new Porsche Panamera.
Dan Farber: The idea that there are some problems that are shared by everyone, and some risks that have to be dealt with collectively, sits poorly with the Ayn Randian individualism so popular on the Right. Protecting Public Health