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Op-Ed: How COVID-19 caused the U.S. to implement universal healthcare 21.10.2020 LA Times: Health

As one of the most unassuming side effects of the coronavirus, the U.S., for the first time in its history, set up a system of universal healthcare.

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The US Chose Endless War Over Pandemic Preparedness. Now We See the Effects. 18.10.2020
Spending trillions on the annual military budget has stolen money that could have been used for pandemic ...
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Trump dodges tough questions on his health during rambling Tucker Carlson interview 10.10.2020 Raw Story
Donald Trump’s appearance on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show, less than a week since the president returned from being hospitalized for COVID-19, revealed very little about Trump’s health or infectiousness. Yet unintentionally,  the president seems to have dropped some clues about the seriousness of his condition during the rambling, tangent-ridden interview. The interview on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” was conducted […]
Both Parties Used to Love the Carbon Tax. So Why Are They Giving up on It? 26.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. It was a cold February day in Salem, Oregon, and Republican state senators were fleeing the capitol. It was weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the country and kept Americans huddled inside. So members of Oregon’s legislature were […]
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‘It’s always a scary thing’: More than 175,000 Illinois residents may have recently lost health insurance 21.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Across Chicago and the country, many people have added a new concern on to their ever-growing list of worries during the pandemic: a lack of health insurance. It is forcing families to make some hard choices.
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DNC Platform Committee Votes Down Medicare for All Amendment 28.7.2020
The vote comes as 100 million people and counting are either uninsured or underinsured in the U.S. amid a ...
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PBS Cues Guest to Slam 'Infantile' Conservative View of Freedom 23.5.2020 NewsBusters
On Thursday's Amanpour & Co. on PBS and CNN International, the show gave an unchallenged forum to liberal MSNBC contributor Anand Giridharadas -- who also hosts a show on Vice TV -- to promote a universal health care system and more regulations on businesses as he also derided the conservative "obsession" with "freedom" as being "paranoid," "infantile" and ...
NYT's 1619 Writer Blames Racism for Lack of Universal Healthcare 22.5.2020 NewsBusters
While speaking Wednesday to Nikole Hannah-Jones of the 1619 Project about racial disparities in COVID-19 deaths in the U.S., PBS and CNN International host Christiane Amanpur surprisingly admitted that the UK's National Health Service has not prevented a similar disparity there after Hannah-Jones claimed that racism has prevented universal health care from being implemented in the ...
Infomercial, Not Comedy: Samantha Bee Pushes to Exploit Pandemic to Enact Socialism 15.5.2020 NewsBusters
On Wednesday's Full Frontal on TBS, liberal comedienne Samantha Bee spent much of her show advocating for maximum exploitation of the pandemic to advance liberal causes on issues like welfare and abortion. Leftists like former Labor Secretary Robert Reich and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin contributed their voices to talking up liberal economic policies. The show even threw in the latest tired smear of President Trump as a ...
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This State in India Shows Us Why Fighting COVID-19 Requires Working-Class Power 2.5.2020
This State in India Shows Us Why Fighting COVID-19 Requires Working-Class Power
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As millions are stripped of health coverage amid Covid-19, House Dems unveil bill for emergency expansion of Medicare and Medicaid 2.5.2020 Raw Story
“Our nation’s for-profit, employment-based healthcare system did not make sense before Covid-19 struck, and it is proving dangerous and deadly during the crisis.” Just a day after the U.S. Labor Department announced that more than 30 million people have applied for unemployment benefits since mid-March, over 30 House Democrats came together to introduce legislation that would guarantee […]
Judith Butler: Mourning Is a Political Act Amid the Pandemic and Its Disparities 30.4.2020
This is the time to question the conditions that have structured the magnitude and disparities of this ...
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Inequality and the coronavirus: How to destroy American society from the top down 26.4.2020 Raw Story
My mom contracted polio when she was 14. She survived and learned to walk again, but my life was deeply affected by that virus. Today, as our larger society attempts to self-distance and self-isolate, my family has texted about the polio quarantine my mom was put under: how my grandma fearfully checked my aunt’s temperature […]
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Cracks in COVID-19 treatment reveal need to bolster primary care 22.4.2020 Raw Story
Every day the COVID-19 crisis reveals just how unprepared the U.S. health care system was. But it’s not only the shortage of masks, tests and ventilators, nor our chaotic and contradictory public health response, evident across every level of government. COVID-19 has also brought into sharp relief how fragmented and disorganized the American health care […]
In the Face of COVID, Let’s Reorganize Society Around the Needs of the Poor 21.4.2020
It should no longer be possible to ignore the structural crisis of poverty and inequality eating away at ...
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The 2020 election is now a key moment if public universal healthcare is ever to happen in the US 20.4.2020 Raw Story
Richard Titmuss, a British pioneer of social policy, published an influential book called The Gift Relationship in 1970. It reflects on the altruism that underpins voluntary blood-donation systems like those of the UK and most other European nations. Vein glory. He demonstrated that such systems were superior to those based on market principles, such as […]
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COVID-19 Isn’t Halting Corporate Media’s Attacks on Universal Health Care 19.4.2020
COVID-19 Isn’t Halting Corporate Media’s Attacks on Universal Health Care
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CBS Lobbies Sanders to Drag Biden Left: Free College! National Rent Control! 17.4.2020 NewsBusters
CBS This Morning co-host Tony Dokoupil on Thursday lobbied Bernie Sanders to drag Joe Biden to the left, touting ideas such as a “ban on fracking” and “national rent control.” Offering no hint that these ideas could be extreme, Dokoupil asked the socialist if Biden “has promised you ...
CNN Virus Town Hall Becomes Biden Campaign Event, Skip Sex Assault Claims 17.4.2020 NewsBusters
This Thursday’s edition of CNN’s coronavirus town hall turned into a Democratic Party campaign event when co-hosts Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta invited former Vice President Joe Biden onto the show to rip President Trump, and opine about how he would do things differently. And while there were frivolous campaign questions asked, neither of the co-hosts had the integrity to question Biden on the sexual assault claims made against him by former Senate staffer Tara ...
John Oliver Demands We Solve Pandemic With Universal Health Care, Prison Reform 13.4.2020 NewsBusters
HBO’s John Oliver isn’t going to let this crisis go to waste. The far-left host has used his last two programs to insist that the response to the pandemic is “universal health care,” prison reform and an end to the “dirt-stupid reporting” of “right-wing” network OAN. The Last Week Tonight host poses as a comedian, but he really just hates ...
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