Friday, July 3, 2020

Tag: healthcare

This is how COVID-19 is affecting indigenous people

The indigenous also suffer from a relatively high degree of socio-economic marginalization that makes them more vulnerable. This dynamic is not new.

Obamacare’s insurance safety net protects many of the millions losing their...

Due to the loss of income, people in states that expanded Medicaid under care of the ACA could become eligible for Medicaid coverage.

Navajo Nation suffers third-highest COVID-19 infection rate in US with limited...

“The level of inequity that you’re seeing … it’s part of this pattern.”

Medicare for All could be the answer for those 1 out...

Our mental health care system needs to disassociate with private health insurance in order to actually benefit U.S. citizens.

The communal interdependency of nationalized healthcare

“Why when I choose from the corpus of terms relating to universal healthcare I choose nationalized healthcare, because healthcare is rendered a national issue when we all rely on it.”

Pandemic doesn’t stop corporate media from crusading against universal healthcare

It’s clear that the American system of making health insurance a privilege only for those who work—or for those poor and old enough to qualify for Medicaid and Medicare—has made the U.S. especially vulnerable to Covid-19.

New Study estimates 7.3 million uninsured in US by summer due...

This issue really sheds light on a healthcare system that relies significantly on employer-based insurance.

We still don’t know how many people are in the hospital...

Many states report coronavirus cases and COVID-19 hospitalizations differently, and the federal government is way behind on data tracking. Without consistent information, the U.S. won’t be able to properly respond as new coronavirus hot spots emerge.

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."

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.

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The USPS is the only organization that was forced to pre-pay for health benefits...

“The Postal Service's $15 billion debt is a direct result of the mandate.”

Senate kills amendment to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan

“The pandemic clearly shows that expensive endless wars that cost $6 trillion from taxpayers make Americans less safe as they take funds from critical needs like healthcare.”

House passes massive infrastructure bill, Senate Majority Leader calls it ‘nonsense’

The $1.5 trillion package includes investing in clean energy, public lands, and transit systems and focused less on building new roads.

Future US presidents must not be allowed to manage any type of pandemic

We can’t keep doing things “the old way’, especially when they don’t work. It’s time to make this critically important change.

Medicare for All over militarism

Although it doesn’t seem to interest most American voters, militarism is now as much of a domestic as it is a foreign policy issue.