Health Care

Ady Barkan (C) delivers remarks during a rally organized by House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at the US Capitol,December 19, 2017.

Ady Barkan Turned Dying Into an Act of Love Ady Barkan Turned Dying Into an Act of Love

Even as his body gave out on him, Barkan invited his family, friends, and those lucky enough to cross his path to join him in fighting for a more just world.

Nov 8, 2023 / Obituary / Sarah Johnson and Brad Lander

Ohio abortion rights protest

Ohio Voters Could Soon Enshrine Abortion Rights in Their State Constitution Ohio Voters Could Soon Enshrine Abortion Rights in Their State Constitution

On November 7, Ohio will vote on Issue 1, which would guarantee access to abortion. “Every individual has a right to make and carry out one’s own reproductive decisions.”

Nov 3, 2023 / StudentNation / Molly Morrow

Kaiser Permanente workers on strike marching with signs on a picket line

What’s Powering the Healthcare Worker Strike Wave? What’s Powering the Healthcare Worker Strike Wave?

Nurses and others have won victories on the picket line they couldn’t achieve at the ballot box.

Nov 1, 2023 / Jonathan Rosenblum

A doctor carries a sign in support of physicians, residents, interns, and fellows at UCLA Health as they protest for improved Covid-19 testing and workplace safety policies outside of UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Doctors Are Employees Now. It’s Time for Us to Unionize. Doctors Are Employees Now. It’s Time for Us to Unionize.

Organizing doesn’t just benefit our own working conditions. It can improve the lives of patients, too.

Nov 1, 2023 / Luke Messac

Three people standing at the front of a room in front of the letters

A Weekend at Abortion Camp Offers a Glimpse Into the Future of Abortion Access A Weekend at Abortion Camp Offers a Glimpse Into the Future of Abortion Access

In the year after Dobbs, the movement has been operating in triage mode, and Abortion Camp was conceived as a conclave where activists could come together to have honest conversati...

Oct 26, 2023 / Rebecca Grant

Senator Sherrod Brown (right) (D-Ohio) speaks during a press conference about the child tax credit on February 8, 2022.

We Know How to Get Good Public Health Policies. Now We Need to Figure Out How to Keep Them. We Know How to Get Good Public Health Policies. Now We Need to Figure Out How to Keep Them.

It’s not enough to come up with good ideas for our broken healthcare system. We need to create the political space to make them stick.

Oct 19, 2023 / Gregg Gonsalves

A group of people hold signs reading

Safe Staffing Is Front and Center in Another Huge Healthcare Strike Safe Staffing Is Front and Center in Another Huge Healthcare Strike

Seventy-five thousand healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente locations across five states and Washington, D.C., walked off the job to demand an end to staffing shortages.

Oct 13, 2023 / Bryce Covert

Elderly hands

Aging in America Shouldn’t Be This Hard Aging in America Shouldn’t Be This Hard

Why should capital take any interest in people who are no longer a source of profit?

Oct 12, 2023 / Rebecca Gordon

Dr. Cornel West gives the keynote address at the

Cornel West and RFK Jr. Are Both Helping Biden Now Cornel West and RFK Jr. Are Both Helping Biden Now

As two of his rivals head into the wilderness, the president is consolidating the left-of-center vote.

Oct 6, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Medicaid Cuts Rally

The Great Medicaid Unwinding The Great Medicaid Unwinding

Millions of Americans lost their coverage earlier this year when a pandemic-era policy expired. The consequences are detrimental to the very practice of medicine.

Oct 6, 2023 / Adam Gaffney

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