Lindsay Beyerstein writes about health care for the Media Wire project at the Media Consortium. She is a freelance investigative journalist and photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her reporting has appeared in Salon, Slate, In These Times, AlterNet, RH Reality Check, the New York Press, and Raw Story. Her photojournalism has been published in TIME Magazine.
Lindsay covered the 2008 election for Firedoglake’s Campaign Silo. She received a 2009 Project Censored Real News Award for her reporting on homeland security and civil liberties. In 2007 she delivered the Norman E. Richardson lecture at the University of Gettysburg on journalism and philosophy. She covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 with the help of a grant from the Rappaport Foundation.
Memo to Michele Bachmann: the founding fathers were inspired by the ideals of the Enlightenment and the power of science to improve human life.
Congresswoman shot in Arizona, the Republican-led charade to have "Obamacare" repealed and an update on reproductive rights in the United States.
The most significant threats may come from the state level: Republicans picked up several governorships, and the Affordable Care Act requires the cooperation of states to set up their own insurance exchanges.
Last night, the House of Representatives passed comprehensive healthcare reform. The sweeping legislation will extend coverage to 32 million Americans, curb the worst abuses of the private insurance industry, and attempt to contain spiraling health care costs.