All content tagged: health care

MintPress - 2019-12-04 - Original post - cached version

Healthcare corporations are spending millions of dollars on astroturfed attack ads against Medicare for All. The Partnership for America’s Healthcare Future, for example, a coalition of hospitals and insurance companies, has spent $1 million on a television campaign against changes to the...

The Duran - 2019-11-10 - Original post - cached version

Eric Zuesse

Pete Buttigieg is by far the billionaires’ top darling amongst all of the Democratic candidates who are running for President, and his stand on healthcare is one of the major reasons for this.

Medical care in America costs...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-07-25 - Original post - cached version

A couple of weeks ago, Bernie enumerated a dozen or so prominent people who he would rather not get endorsements from. I don't think he really needed to worry about that. He was speaking about people who are likely already committed to either Status Quo Joe-- Pete when Biden self-...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-05-01 - Original post - cached version
Establishment vs Bernie by Nancy Ohanian

Judging by the polls, the roll-out for Status Quo Joe went well-- especially (and ironically) with black women. According the new poll released yesterday by Morning Consult, Biden is the top choice among all men, all women, white men, white...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-03-30 - Original post - cached version

by Noah

As we hit the end of March 2019, I think this brief Tom Tomorrow summary of lowlights of the month (minus the Mueller Report and any of its ongoing fallout) is sadly appropriate. Any one of the people depicted is, of course, deserving of special recognition as Douchebag...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-03-27 - Original post - cached version
Collusion by Nancy Ohanian

Tuesday night it leaked out that Attorney General Bill Barr and Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services both opposed Trump's decision to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, kicking over 20 million Americans off healthcare and shit-canning popular...

Down With Tyranny - 2019-03-26 - Original post - cached version
But we can't afford to expand health care

Trump is celebrating his possible victory-- we'll see what's true and what's not when the whole Mueller Report is released instead of just a GOP press release from Barr's office-- by kicking millions of poor people off healthcare. Again,...

The Duran - 2019-02-05 - Original post - cached version

U.S. President Donald Trump will enjoy the backdrop of a strong economy as he delivers his second State of the Union address.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss a Trump economy where Americans working has reached a five-year high, as...

Need To Know News - 2019-01-16 - Original post - cached version

Does anyone else notice the smell of corruption in this? Isn't it obvious that the system must eventually self destruct and pull down the nation with it? Does anyone even care?

Pass Blue - 2018-12-25 - Original post - cached version

Children in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa have the highest rates of child deaths in the world, a new Unicef report documents, yet much progress has been made globally to reduce child mortality since 1990. Here, a boy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. FRANCISCO MAGALLON

By one measure — the...

Down With Tyranny - 2018-12-23 - Original post - cached version

In short, are people in red states sick because of the Republican policies that are created by the politicians they vote for or is the fact they're sick make them vote for politicians who create those policies? A new report from the United Health Foundation ranked every state in the union, as...

Down With Tyranny - 2018-11-28 - Original post - cached version

The first 6 freshmen to sign onto the #GreenNewDeal, which is seeking to establish a new House committee to deal with Climate Change, are Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Deb Haaland (D-NM), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Joe Neguse (D-CO) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA). Hey,...

Down With Tyranny - 2018-10-27 - Original post - cached version

One of the funniest moments in the election debate this cycle-- at least for me-- came when Arizona congresswoman, Martha McSally, a garden variety Trump rubber-stamp who had voted to repeal protections for pre-existing conditions several times, was cornered by a reporter asking her to square...

Down With Tyranny - 2018-10-17 - Original post - cached version
ObamaCare Repeal by Nancy Ohanian

Republican incumbents who have consistently voted to defund Medicare and Medicaid and cut back on Social Security have found those positions are unpopular. So they're lying about their votes and claiming they're the candidate who will protect, for...

Counter Currents - 2018-09-20 - Original post - cached version

Mohalla Clinics are primary health centres in the state of New Delhi in India, that offer a basic package of essential health services including medicines, diagnostics, and consultation free of cost.Mohalla in Hindi means neighborhood or community. These clinics serve as the first point of...

Down With Tyranny - 2018-08-30 - Original post - cached version

Every poll I've seen and every focus group I've watched has shown that healthcare and the economy-- as in a more equitable one-- are the top two issues Americans will have in mind when they step into the voting booths in November. (I sensed that many don't want to admit to themselves...

Down With Tyranny - 2018-08-16 - Original post - cached version
Trump rubber stamp Bruce Poliquin wants to take away Mainers' healthcare... and pretend it's the Democrats

This morning I was on the phone with Mike Siegel, the Blue America-endorsed candidate in a gerrymandered Texas district (TX-10) that goes from north Austin all the way through...

Down With Tyranny - 2018-07-22 - Original post - cached version

Maine's second congressional district isn't white collar Portland or ritzy Kennebunkport. All 10 of Maine's wealthiest towns are in York and Cumberland counties, part of ME-01. Meanwhile ME-02 is an all-American blue collar district. And it's a swing district that Obama won by about 10 points...

Counter Currents - 2018-05-13 - Original post - cached version

    On 10th May, the high-profile police officer from Mumbai, Himanshu Roy committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver. In a suicide note recovered later, Roy is reported to have said that he is taking this extreme step out of extreme depression due to an incurable cancer. Mr...

Counter Currents - 2018-05-13 - Original post - cached version

                      The general ward of a Government Medical College is equated to hell with mosquitoes,flies, bed bugs and the real proverbial hospital stink! When I overheard while lying on the trolley after the first “merciless cutting “,that I would be in Ward 25, it came as a more painful...

MintPress - 2018-04-05 - Original post - cached version

It is a feature of our political culture that health has become a powerful denominator in how we calculate social justice. The NHS and its challenges make our news almost every day. Providing accessible high quality health services is central to how we see good governance and civic entitlement....

Counter Currents - 2018-02-03 - Original post - cached version

In today’s world, where almost everything is a click away for many, access to healthcare, descents into alcoholism, and misperceptions about illnesses can still take us back to the eighteenth century. In this brief article, the idea is to give an overview of the interplay between the...

Down With Tyranny - 2018-01-27 - Original post - cached version

This week 6 corporate Democrats voted to confirm Alex Azar to be Secretary of Health and Human Services:

• Tom Carper (D-DE)
• Chris Coons (D-DE)
• Joe Donnelly (D-IN)
• Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
• Doug Jones (D-AL)
• Joe Manchin (D-WV)...
Counter Currents - 2017-12-21 - Original post - cached version

  India’s economy is soaring but its healthcare system remains an Achilles’ heel. For millions of people, the high cost of treating illness continues to undermine economic progress. This is largely on account of the abysmal and chaotic healthcare system owing to the declining budgetary...

Counter Currents - 2017-12-08 - Original post - cached version

USers (better known as “Americans”) have been expressing a preference in survey polls for access to a universal health care system for quite some time. Considering their frustration with so-called representatives who do not advocate in their interests and expressed desires, perhaps they should...

Down With Tyranny - 2017-11-04 - Original post - cached version
When you accept an endorsement from the Blue Dogs, you're enabling this

How do you know when a member of Congress is a Republican pretending to be a Democrat? Well, one is is when you catch them voting with the GOP to kick 700,000 low income people off healthcare. But let's start with...

MintPress - 2017-10-19 - Original post - cached version

In the United States, where health care costs are bankrupting Americans more than any other type of debt, urgent care centers (UCC) are on the rise, and more Americans are leaving their primary care physicians behind in favor of them.

At John Peter Smith Hospital (JPS) in Fort Worth,...

Down With Tyranny - 2017-10-14 - Original post - cached version

Yesterday, writing for the Washington Post James Hohmann made the case that the blundering moron has wrecked the American health-care system by immediately halting cost-sharing reductions for 7 million Americans and now owns the dire consequences.

This is not “letting”...
Counter Currents - 2017-09-25 - Original post - cached version

Co-Written by Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese With just a week left before Congress’ budget reconciliation process ends, the Senate is once again peddling a poorly-thought out plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If Senators vote before the September 30 deadline, they only...

MintPress - 2017-09-05 - Original post - cached version

Of the many stories written about Hurricane Katrina in autumn 2005 and its devastating consequences, one crucial element is virtually overlooked. During the all-important hours after the tropical cyclone laid waste to sections of south-eastern United States, the Bush administration ignored the...

FEE - 2017-07-15 - Original post - cached version

Why can’t we get there? The people with decision-making power lack confidence in the solution simply because doing so would require a level of understanding which they seem either incapable of or unwilling to embrace. The belief that you can legislate your goals into being has subverted the...

FEE - 2017-07-10 - Original post - cached version

Want to escape the bureaucracy and rising costs of health insurance premiums? The Direct Primary Care model may be the solution the country has been waiting for. 

FEE - 2017-07-10 - Original post - cached version

Lebanon is a land of contrasts. Beirut struggles to keep the lights on 24 hours a day, get the garbage collected, and what passes for a highway system would give the most jaded New York cabbie a heart attack. But there is one thing the Lebanese haven’t screwed up that we in the U.S. have turned...

FEE - 2017-07-06 - Original post - cached version

If you’re wondering what in Hell is actually going on with U.S. health-care policy, the short version is this: Policymakers in both parties are trying to replicate Swiss policies in a country that isn’t Swiss.

FEE - 2017-07-06 - Original post - cached version

Passions are high in the national health care debate. Some supporters of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have taken to asserting that hundreds of thousands of “people will die” if it is repealed or significantly altered. These claims do not withstand scrutiny, and those who wish their policy...

FEE - 2017-06-29 - Original post - cached version

To say nothing of how fundamentally mandatory vaccinations are at odds with the concept of self ownership, in free markets, companies are held responsible for their actions. But making consumption of vaccines mandatory and shifting the liability away from companies eliminates the basic control...

The Anti Media - 2017-06-25 - Original post - cached version

(COMMONDREAMS) — Just following the release of the Senate’s “morally bankrupt” healthcare bill—which would impose deep cuts to Medicaid, eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, and give enormous tax breaks to the wealthy—an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll published on Thursday found...

FEE - 2017-06-23 - Original post - cached version

In the next week or so, the U.S. Senate may vote on a health care bill that would repeal and replace some parts of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. This 1993 lecture by FEE president Lawrence Reed is full of important fundamentals about both health care and government.

FEE - 2017-06-15 - Original post - cached version

The United States has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world, NPR reports. Some of these deaths are due to poor maternal health, but a big part of the problem is high rates of intervention. For starters, let’s look at how a typical American woman gives birth.

FEE - 2017-06-12 - Original post - cached version

President Trump and congressional Republicans have a second chance to take a whack at the Obamacare piñata – and the beauty of it is that this time, Democrats may want to take a swing at it, too. “It” being the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). As soon as the actuary for Medicare/...

FEE - 2017-06-07 - Original post - cached version

The Republican health care bill passed by the House, which the president enthusiastically supported, would be a step toward the health care model that Australia uses. Unfortunately, health care down under is an expensive mess.

FEE - 2017-06-04 - Original post - cached version

Politicians in California, unfazed by the disaster of Obamacare, want to create a “single-payer” healthcare scheme for the Golden State. In one fell swoop, California politicians would more than double the fiscal burden of government and cue a mass exodus out of the state.

FEE - 2017-06-04 - Original post - cached version

Eight weeks before the operation would take place, I was notified by phone about the match and the donation process. I was asked whether I was willing to donate. I said yes. A few weeks later, my blood stem cells were injected into a middle-aged man with myelodysplastic syndrome.

FEE - 2017-05-26 - Original post - cached version

The problems are getting more intense. A new report shows that the whole program is unraveling very quickly. If some dramatic reform is not passed soon, premiums will continue to rise, options will dwindle, and access to health care will effectively shrink and dramatically so. This whole program...

FEE - 2017-05-26 - Original post - cached version

Young inventors and entrepreneurs are using the open-source model to transform health care from the ground-up.

FEE - 2017-05-25 - Original post - cached version

Telemedicine is making health care much less burdensome for patients. When it comes to eye health, new phone apps are making it possible to avoid the doctor's office for simple things like prescription refills. This is a revolutionary new technology, or it will be if protectionist policies don't...

Down With Tyranny - 2017-05-23 - Original post - cached version

Earlier today we looked at the need for Democratic candidates to talk with voters more about the issues voters are most concerned with and less about what a walking freak show Trump is. Trump and Putin-Gate may be lots of fun to watch and discuss with friends and colleagues but...

MintPress - 2017-05-22 - Original post - cached version

In this May 4, 2017, photo, President Trump talks to House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, after the House pushed through a health care bill. (AP/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump’s budget would drive...

The Anti Media - 2017-05-16 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA) Obion County, TN — A Tennessee woman was charged with felony reckless endangerment last week after trying to run a congressman off the road, enraged at the politician’s vote in support of the Republican health care bill, according to police.

Wendi Wright allegedly tailed Rep....

FEE - 2017-05-14 - Original post - cached version

The state governments have intervened haphazardly in the health-care insurance business so pervasively and for so long that the whole setup now dictates a host of requirements that make no sense except as answers to the prayers of special-interest groups and rent seekers.


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