Category: Healthcare

Public Healthcare is “waste” in the eyes of the super rich

June 2016

Underneath the growing division of society into the super rich and the super poor is an ideology that goes by a lot of names—“lean” or “agile” to name two. That …

Healthcare and Democracy: A Political Public Health Emergency

June 2016

“As registered nurses, we are compelled to advocate for all our patients, whether at the bedside or in our neighborhoods and communities. To that end …

Cooperative spirit key to ending homelessness

April 2016

Despite massive rollout efforts, Covered California (ACA and Medicaid Expansion), have not yet proved the long-term healthcare solution for the …

Flint in forefront of battle for health care for everyone

April 2016

  America’s inability to provide good health care for all is most clearly visible when we have a health catastrophe such as exists today in Flint, Michigan, a city of 100,000. The people of Flint were poisoned with lead and …

In The Bulls Eye of Health Insurance Pain!

December 2015

In front of the mammoth Blue Cross and Blue Shield headquarters in downtown Chicago chants of, “Hey Hey! Ho Ho!—Blue Cross/Blue Shield has Got to …

Psychiatric care and Illinois budget impasse

November 2015

All of us value health, but not all of us have to think about it every day. In this article I argue that the recent Illinois state budget impasse is/was deeply …

Access to water is a human right

August 2015

Michigan Welfare Rights Organization and the Peoples Water Board have fought tooth and nail over these last 16 months, in every way possible …

Emergency Manager law enables corporate takeover of Michigan’s water

August 2015

In 2001, the notorious right-wing think tank, Mackinac Center for Public Policy, devoted their quarterly magazine “Michigan Privatization …

West Virginia fighters speak out at water conference

August 2015

“My stepfather, father, grandfather and uncles all worked in the coal industry,” said Paula. “My grandfather was in the industry 45 years and …

Water Justice Journey

August 2015

The march came out of the International Gathering on Water and Housing held in Detroit in May. It began in Detroit where tens of thousands …