Category: Social Policy

Vann R. Newkirk II: A Political Opening for Universal Health Care?

In the turmoil over the fate of Obamacare, the idea of universal health care has emerged as a third way among voters in both parties

Garry Leech: The Ghosts Within: a Journalist’s Struggle with PTSD

PTSD can be caused by a single traumatic event or an accumulation of traumas

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Marjorie Cohn: State-Sanctioned Torture in the Age of Trump

The Obama administration’s refusal to bring the torturers to justice sends a clear message to future administrations — including the incoming one — that they can use torture with impunity.

RoseAnn DeMoro: Access to Buying Insurance Is Not Health Coverage

Unpack the evasions and you have the Ayn Rand Tea Party philosophy in a nutshell.

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Mark Weisbrot: President Obama Should Make Sure that Haitian Victims of UN-Caused Cholera Are Compensated

Compensation is a first move toward civilizing US relations with Haiti, and recognizing that Haitians are human beings with the same human rights as any other people on this planet

Sharon Lerner: Poison Fruit

Dow Chemical Wants Farmers to Keep Using a Pesticide Linked to Autism and ADHD

Baher Kamal: When Your Healers Become Your Killers

Working collaboratively across all sectors and aspects of food production, from farm to table, will provide an essential contribution to an integrated one-health approach to combat AMR

Andrea Germanos: Obamacare Repeal = $7 Million Tax Cut for Nation’s Richest 400 People

New report from Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows getting rid of healthcare law would deliver windfall tax cut for top earners

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Noam Chomsky: The US Health System Is an “International Scandal” — and ACA Repeal Will Make It Worse

The scandalous nature of the US health care system is bound to become even more scandalous in the Trump era

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Russell Mokhiber: Obama Obamacare and Single Payer

The single payer Medicare for All bill has been languishing in Congress for decades – it’s called HR 676

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