Saturday, April 4, 2020

Trump decides against reopening Affordable Care Act enrollment amid coronavirus pandemic

Progressive lawmakers criticize the Trump administration's decision calling it a deliberate blocking of vulnerable Americans, which with have "negative consequences."

‘Drop the Medicare eligibility age to 0 right now’: Study warns 35 million could...

"For all the abstracted talk over the last year about health insurance churn, we are likely about to see it on an unprecedented scale in terms of velocity and devastation."

Early data shows African Americans have contracted and died of coronavirus at an alarming...

“When COVID-19 passes and we see the losses … it will be deeply tied to the story of post-World War II policies that left communities marginalized.”
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‘Our bodies are on the line’: NYC nurses demand protective gear as COVID-19 death...

Nurses in California, Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada and Texas are protesting one of the nation’s largest hospital chains for a “lack of preparedness” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Health insurance companies could skyrocket premiums

The U.S. health care system is ill-equipped when it comes to a pandemic and citizens will be the ones to suffer.

Rightwing populism in a time of crisis

When the smoke clears, let’s hope the scales fall from the eyes of their supporters and the only recently growing phenomenon of rightwing, anti-science populism is consigned to the dustbin of history, where it belongs.

Taxpayers paid millions to design a low-cost ventilator for a pandemic. Instead, the company...

As coronavirus sweeps the globe, there is not a single Trilogy Evo Universal ventilator — developed with government funds — in the U.S. stockpile.

Public health first

The richest nation in the world surely has enough resources to keep its people safe at home for as long as it takes.

Amazon, Instacart workers strike amid coronavirus pandemic

"The richest man in the world can't even provide basic protection for his workers during this pandemic crisis because it hurts his bottom line."

Why COVID-19 will strain the safety net for homeless vets to the breaking point

As the coronavirus spreads across America, the poor bear the brunt of a pandemic that’s exposed the deep class lines in U.S. society.