Tony Alter

Why are we seeing all the hand-wringing about “losing” private insurance when so many people’s experiences with it are so negative? Read more

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Health provider counters funding setbacks by expanding access to new technologies. Read more


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Isabel Marshall

Skyrocketing insurance costs generated a national wave of teacher strikes last year. Now, Minnesota educators head into a new school year ready to fight for affordable health care. Read more

Public School Shakedown

Centrist Democrats like Joe Biden still aim to gin up mass fear over the prospect of leaving behind predatory insurers and the dizzying array of deductibles, co-pays, exclusions, humiliations, and rationing of care that characterizes our current syst Read more

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Lorie Shaull

“As Republicans around the country pass sweeping abortion bans, I think about what life could be like for women and girls if these laws take effect. I don’t have to use my imagination.” Read more


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In a state with just four female senators, advocates are pushing against some of the steepest barriers to access in the nation. Read more


Consumers around the world can easily purchase the drug over the Internet, for personal use or to sell. Read more



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Across the country, local groups have long been doing the work of filling the gaps in access to the procedure. Read more


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The biggest challenge facing tribal communities is the lack of real, widespread support that connects people to health care. Read more



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Hotel strikes in 2018 resulted in new agreements to increase wages and pensions, but the fight continues. Read more

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The angry families and the media didn’t go away. In the end, the senate capitulated to human decency. Read more


The extra dollars that customers give to White Castle go to Autism Speaks, which could be responsible for spreading the abject fear of autism that fuels the anti-vaccination crowd. Read more


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The Trump Administration’s proposal to cut funding for the Special Olympics drew public scrutiny. Where’s the outrage over Medicaid cuts? Read more


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Molly Adams

The Medicare for All movement may be gaining steam, but so is its evil counterpoint. Read more

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Laura Kneedler

The American Medical Association, along with Planned Parenthood has just sued the Trump Administration for its ‘gag rule,’ on funding for abortion providers. Here's why the AMA says the rule, if implemented, “will be a national public health crisis.” Read more


Private interests are encroaching on emergency services. Read more


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Roger McLassus

A lot of disabled folks are branded with the scarlet letter U, for “Uninsurable.” Efforts to change that are in danger. Read more


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Lorie Shaull

This is a moment anti-choice politicians and activists have been working toward for years. With Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, state-level activism will be front-and-center for protecting reproductive rights in 2019. Read more



Mike Mozart

CVS’s recent merger will reduce competition among pharmacies significantly Read more


Trump voters in swing states say they want populist reforms, and have enacted progressive change via ballot initiatives Read more