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.
Lance Simmens: Donald Trump is not nearly as devious as he is cruel. He cares little for anyone beyond himself or anything beyond money. We are certainly better than this!
RJ Eskow: For one thing, her numbers don’t work. And her plan has an overarching, fatal flaw: It relies on the benevolence and good intentions of America’s health insurers.
Nancy J. Altman: Medicare for All means that seniors get to keep their hard-earned benefits instead of turning them over to big pharma and other for-profit corporations.
Dean Baker: The willingness of Democrats to think big in other areas makes their determination to think small on prescription drugs surprising.
Michael T. Hertz: There’s also a very real chance that, for the first time since Harry Truman, Democrats will nominate a presidential candidate who actively supports the creation of a universal, national health care system.
Michael T. Hertz: The most shocking part of the flu was the deafening silence of the government and neither national nor local governments addressed the fast-moving pandemic.
Mary Otto: Millions of Americans lack access to oral health care, and vulnerable communities are in desperate need of a solution.
Michael T. Hertz: No anti-abortion law has ever suggested that there be some form of compensation. After all, like a drafted conscript, the woman is being put through a very difficult period of her life that she did not choose to take.
Mark Dempsey: Diets do not defy the laws of physics. You must eat fewer calories to lose weight no matter what magical mechanism the diet may claim makes it unique.