Health insurance

Thin crowd of anti-vaxxers protested on Times Square against vaccination mandates for many professions.

Why Don't Americans Believe in Science? Why Don't Americans Believe in Science?

When medicine doesn’t focus on prevention, anti-vaccination rhetoric flourishes. It’s time to address the system.

Nov 30, 2023 / Highlights / Philip Eil

Home care workers rally at New York’s City Hall on October 18.

Ban the 24-Hour Workday! Ban the 24-Hour Workday!

In some states—New York is one of them—it is still legal to hire someone for a 24-hour shift, but to only pay them for a fraction of those hours.

Nov 29, 2023 / Dawn Kikel

President Joe Biden speaks at an event promoting lower healthcare costs in the East Room of the White House on August 29 in Washington, D.C.

Biden’s Bold Move on Drug Prices Gives the GOP Two Choices: Change the Subject, or Lie Biden’s Bold Move on Drug Prices Gives the GOP Two Choices: Change the Subject, or Lie

Not surprisingly, Trump opts for both.

Sep 1, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Patient holding the hand of hospice nurse

The Private Equity Takeover of Hospice Care The Private Equity Takeover of Hospice Care

Half of all Americans now die in hospice care.

Jul 7, 2023 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Woman receiving breast exam

The Collapse of This Texas Health Care Program Is Putting Women’s Lives in Danger The Collapse of This Texas Health Care Program Is Putting Women’s Lives in Danger

For low-income, rural, and uninsured women across the state, the Healthy Texas Women program means access to lifesaving medical care—and it may soon disappear.

May 22, 2023 / Julie Poole

Ady Barkan speaks on Capitol Hill

How Medicare Advantage Could Kill Medicare How Medicare Advantage Could Kill Medicare

Once corporations privatize every inch of the public provision of health care, we may never get Medicare back.

May 17, 2023 / Ady Barkan

A mobile Covid-19 testing site in New York.

What the Country Refused to Learn From the Pandemic What the Country Refused to Learn From the Pandemic

However briefly, the pandemic showed us that such an American world is not only possible but right at our fingertips.

May 4, 2023 / Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

How the US Military’s Fertility Policies Are Leaving Women to Suffer

How the US Military’s Fertility Policies Are Leaving Women to Suffer How the US Military’s Fertility Policies Are Leaving Women to Suffer

Antiquated and discriminatory rules around fertility treatments are making the struggle to have a child immeasurably more difficult for many military families.

May 18, 2023 / Britta Lokting

A patient rests in a corridor waiting for a room at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center in California on January 3, 2021.

Why Do the Richest Americans Live a Decade Longer Than the Poorest? Why Do the Richest Americans Live a Decade Longer Than the Poorest?

Falling life expectancy is no accident—it is a direct result, and failure, of policy.

Apr 11, 2023 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Veterans

What Survivors of War Can Tell Us About Our Broken Health Care System What Survivors of War Can Tell Us About Our Broken Health Care System

Policy-makers once so prepared to place veterans in harm’s way are remarkably unprepared to care for them when they are no longer of direct use.

Apr 5, 2023 / Andrea Mazzarino

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