Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Tag: healthcare

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.

Taxpayers paid millions to design a low-cost ventilator for a pandemic....

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

‘For common benefit of all,’ Ireland nationalizes hospitals for duration of...

“How wonderful is this. A beautiful silver lining.”

What’s missing from the coronavirus bill

Corporate tax cuts won’t save us. The coronavirus doesn’t distinguish between rich and poor.

America doesn’t have a public health system

There is no public health system in the U.S., in short, because the richest nation in the world has no capacity to protect the public as a whole, apart from national defense.

What the coronavirus says about us

Trump’s message to governors on lifesaving medical equipment — “get it yourselves” — is grimly appropriate in a country without national health care.

Spain locks down & nationalizes private healthcare as coronavirus deaths double...

This comes as the Spanish government announced it is nationalizing hospitals and private healthcare companies to better manage the pandemic.

Public health experts: Single-payer systems coping with coronavirus more effectively than...

“Having a healthcare system that's a public strategic asset rather than a business run for profit allows for a degree of coordination and optimal use of resources.”

Why government payment for coronavirus testing is essential

The cost of healthcare doesn’t just protect the patient, but potentially it protects all of us from the spread of disease. Paying that cost should be a matter of social importance.

Trump calls COVID-19 “foreign virus” as lack of universal healthcare makes...

Robert Pollin, distinguished university professor of economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, says the lack of universal healthcare in the U.S. is exacerbating the coronavirus crisis due to “the absurdity that people cannot feel confident that they are going to get medical treatment” when they need it most.

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‘Tax the rich’? Democrats’ plans to make the wealthy pay a little more will...

It's far below the level of progressivity the United States embraced in the middle of the 20th century—when wealthier individuals paid a much higher share of their income in taxes than the poor.

Derek Chauvin pleads not guilty to beating black teen

Chauvin is currently serving 22½ years in state prison for killing George Floyd. He pleaded not guilty.

‘What betrayal looks like’: UN report says world on track for 2.7°C of warming...

"Failure to meet this goal will be measured in the massive loss of lives and livelihoods."
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Former California cops charged with assaulting unarmed teen

“Those who violate their oath to protect and serve discredit the good work law enforcement strives to do every day.”

The US military, post-Afghanistan

Can we finally give peace a try?