Across the political spectrum, the British are clear: American-style health care is a terrible idea. Read more


Why lineman Trent Williams turned against his team not over the normal issues of money or managerial problems, but over health care. Read more

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Sanders Medicare 4 All

Senator Sanders

The barrage of false narratives being fired from influential Democrats, including Barack Obama, is obscuring Medicare for All’s unique programmatic strength and broad political support in rhetorical smoke. Read more


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Dental care is not a luxury—it is essential for overall health. Read more

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Courtesy Peter Morley

If the Trump Administration had its way, Americans would be completely unaware that the 2020 ACA enrollment period began on Friday, November 1. Enter Peter Morley. Read more


Here they are again, back from the dead, like zombies. Read more


Maybe I have a certain talent not so much for making political predictions but for smelling rightwing hypocrisy. It really isn’t hard to do. The stench is often overwhelming. Read more



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


Alabama abortion


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


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



Unite Here Local 1

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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College of DuPage newsroom

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