Saturday, April 20, 2019

Tag: health

We gave Pharma a blank check, now we’re paying the bill

We can and should ask our policymakers to rewrite the rules of our economy and rebuild a pharmaceutical industry that is designed to serve the needs of patients, not profits.

Glyphosate found in 19 of 20 beers and wines tested

"Due to glyphosate's many health risks and its ubiquitous nature in our food, water and alcohol, the use of glyphosate in the U.S. should be banned unless and until it can be proven safe."

Crowdfunding Medicare for us all

I believe that anyone covered under Medicare for All should be permitted to obtain services anywhere in the world, so long as the services are similar to those provided in the United States and at a price that is no greater than that charged in the U.S.

Kaiser Permanente launches medical school with free tuition for the first...

With Kaiser Permanente's recent announcement, it is now the second medical school in the United States to become tuition-free and "eliminate the financial barrier to achieving a medical degree."

Who else might like Medicare for All? Retired coal miners who...

"Because of the inherent health risks for mine workers, we can easily see the need for a health system that guarantees they get the care they need. Only Medicare for All solves these problems, and provides the security workers need."

To be crystal clear: ‘Medicare for All’ does not mean ‘Medicare...

"Medicare for All will ensure that you can see the doctors you want to see and get care in the hospitals your doctors recommend – irrespective of where you work. And you will never risk losing your health insurance again."

Organic for All: New study shows eating organic reduces levels of...

"Everyone has the right to clean organic food. That is a human right."

Let’s have a wealth tax to fund Medicare for All

The total amount of tax would be $8.426 trillion. At present, the federal government spends $4.407 trillion annually. The wealth tax would be nearly twice as large.

The right-wing attack on Medicare for All

The campaign of lies continues.

Walling in the opioid crisis?

Mr. President, if you want to tackle a genuine national emergency and are eager to spend another $5.7 billion or far more on a project that will, in the end, make you look better to everybody, including your base, take on the opioid epidemic.

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‘Not me, us:’ Despite odd criticisms, Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign gains momentum

Just a few years ago most of the left internationally would have laughed at the thought that a Jeremy Corbyn in the U.K. or a Bernie Sanders in the United States could become the leaders of these important countries, it now appears that such victories are almost within reach.

Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

Fossil fuel companies are enlisting police to crack down on protesters

State lawmakers across the country are advancing bills to increase penalties for demonstrators who interfere with 'critical infrastructure,' such as pipelines and gas terminals.
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Chomsky: By focusing on Russia, Democrats handed Trump a ‘huge gift’ & possibly the...

The Democrats aren’t going after the real issues. They’re looking for something else – the Democratic establishment.

Following Warren’s announcement, Sanders vows to ban fracking and all new fossil fuel projects

"If we fail to substantially cut the amount of carbon in our atmosphere in under 11 years, the human, environmental, and economic costs will be severe and irreversible."

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