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December 14, 2021
Biden’s At-Home Coronavirus Test Program Epitomizes Our Public Health Failures
President Biden claims we’re “throwing everything we can at this virus.” But other countries with less to give have done more.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 29, 2021
Nurses Know Better Than Kevin McCarthy: Bring Masks Back
The National Nurses United union is pleading that masks be “universal, in all settings, for all people, regardless of vaccination status.”
July 5, 2021
Covid-19 Is a Wake-Up Call for American Health Care
The pandemic showed how broken the system has always been. President Biden needs to make fixing it a top priority.
March 18, 2021
The Essential Pandemic Relief Bill Is Medicare for All
Covid-19 further revealed that a for-profit health care system doesn’t work. A coalition of House Democrats has reintroduced the bill that secures health care as a human right.
February 26, 2021
Why Xavier Becerra Is a Smart Pick to Run HHS
As California’s attorney general, he fought to strengthen his state’s social safety net—which we must do nationally if we are to improve public health and lick the coronavirus.
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February 8, 2021
First, Nurses Saved Our Lives—Now They’re Saving Our Health Care
Throughout the pandemic, nurses have been at the forefront of the fight not only to treat the sick but also to fix our ailing medical system.
January 25, 2021
The Problem With Mental Health Awareness
Billboards and hashtags won’t fix America’s mental health crises.
January 19, 2021
When Medicare Helped Kill Jim Crow
By making health care broadly available, the government helps ensure our freedom.
December 2, 2020
How Hospital Monopolies Broke the Health Care System
Corporate consolidation has left the US with a health care system built for profit, not people.
October 8, 2020
Focused Protection, Herd Immunity, and Other Deadly Delusions
Abandoning solidarity for the siren song of age-targeted reopening is a political error and a medical mistake.