Worried Sick About Prescription Costs

Worried Sick About Prescription Costs

Ask about health care at a summer cookout, and you’ll likely get an earful about how drug corporations are gouging us, leaving many families to choose between buying medications or putting food on the table. Why? Because corporations put profits before patients. Look...
Free As You Can Afford to Be

Free As You Can Afford to Be

I think of freedom in positive, aspirational terms — as in FDR’s “Four freedoms,” or in the uplifting songs of freedom sung by oppressed people everywhere. But right-wing ideologues have fabricated a negative notion of “freedoms” derived...
Obamacare Is Actually Working

Obamacare Is Actually Working

Question: What do you get when you mix a barrel of fables, a sack of mendacity, and a gross of whoppers – topped with a thick layer of subterfuge? Answer: The fiasco that’s been the Republican attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “We’re going...
Trumpcare Was for CEOs, Not Patients

Trumpcare Was for CEOs, Not Patients

It appears that House Speaker Paul Ryan’s 123-page legislative plan for Trumpcare, the GOP’s so-called “replacement” for Obamacare, is dead — for now, anyway. Republicans tried to rush it through, but not before the Congressional Budget Office...
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