Monday, August 19, 2019

Tag: Medicare

Time for Medicare For All

The American public has a real choice here: expensive health care for the few or quality, affordable health care for the many. It’s time for Medicare for All.

Three easy fixes to Social Security and Medicare that Republicans don’t...

Instead of shutting immigrants out, allowing more immigrants into the country will help secure the future of Social Security and Medicare.

‘Lives hang in the balance:’ 21 days before midterms, McConnell admits...

"It is genuinely not an exaggeration to say that lives hang in the balance in the midterms, Republicans want to use their political power to kill people."

Add this horror story of teacher charged $109K after heart attack...

"The lesson is, if you live in America and get charged an outrageous medical bill, you better hope you can find a journalist to write about it."

Improved Medicare For All becoming unstoppable

People are pushing back against the false narrative and are forcing the media, in some instances, to tell the truth.

Medicare for All fact check from hell persists as Sanders rebukes...

"The question that must be asked is why would the corporate media put their blind faith in a far right-wing economist whose past reports have been so thoroughly discredited by mainstream economists and experts?"

Short-term health plans: A junk solution to a real problem

While the cost of health care is one of the overwhelming problems in the American health care system, short-term health plans do nothing to alter the underlying causes.

Labor’s power and the Medicare For All struggle

Missouri nurse Shane Johnson makes the case for uniting our health care struggles.

Koch-funded hit piece backfires: Shows Medicare For All would save ‘whopping...

"Even if you take the report's headline figures at face value, the picture it paints is that of an enormous bargain. We get to insure every single person in the country..."

Of course, Medicare For All would increase federal spending…

But it would lower the total cost of health care.

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Trump’s contempt for working-class expressed in new expanded public charge rule

It is unimaginable that Congress would classify so many working-class and middle-class Americans as undesirable public charges.

Red states cut worker pay by $1.5 billion

If you’re a minimum wage worker in a conservative state, your state lawmakers may have cut your paycheck by over $4,000.

Fighting back: Six states sue the EPA over its approval of pesticide linked to...

“The EPA is egregiously sacrificing our children’s health by refusing to make a determination on this dangerous pesticide.”

Pennsylvania is discharging radioactive fracking waste into rivers as landfill leachate, impacting the Chesapeake...

Edited by Melissa Troutman Originally published by Joshua B. Pribanic and Talia Wiener for Public Herald edited by Melissa Troutman

Blackwater mercenary sentenced to life in prison

Responsible for firing the first bullet in the Nisour Square massacre in 2007, former Blackwater security contractor Nicholas Slatten was sentenced Wednesday to life in federal prison. Last year, Slatten was convicted of first-degree murder...