Health care in the US
By Kate Randall, November 26, 2012
An opinion piece in the New York Times argues that regular mammography screenings to detect breast cancer are “not all they’re cracked up to be.”
By Kate Randall, October 19, 2012
The deadly fungal meningitis outbreak in the US continues to spread. According to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 247 people in 15 states have been sickened in the outbreak, and the death toll has risen to 19. Health authorities expect these numbers to continue to rise.
Statement by Jerry White, SEP candidate for US president
By Jerry White, October 16, 2012
The fungal meningitis outbreak can be traced directly to the profit-motive of the corporate entity implicated and the lack of government oversight of drug manufacturing.
By Kate Randall, October 9, 2012
Eight people have died from a fungal form of meningitis linked to contaminated steroids produced by a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy.
By our reporters, October 4, 2012
September 30 was the final day of Care Harbor’s annual free clinic at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.
By Joseph Kishore, October 4, 2012
The decline in doctor visits is a product not simply of abstract economic forces, but a deliberate policy carried out by the corporations and both big business parties aimed at reducing health care for the vast majority of Americans.
By Lawrence Porter, September 28, 2012
Chicago Public Schools nurses describe how the cuts in public education have affected nurse-student ratios, putting the health of students at risk.
By Kate Randall, September 4, 2012
In an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, former Obama advisers advocate “bundling” care, “tiered” health care plans, and other rationing measures to cut health care costs.
By Gary Joad, September 1, 2012
A public television production documented the painful and ill experiences of millions of working class families as they seek dental care in the US.
By Kate Randall, August 25, 2012
The election campaign debate on Medicare is a façade behind which the two big business parties are preparing an unprecedented attack on not only Medicare, but Social Security and all that remains of the social welfare programs enacted since the New Deal.
By Kate Randall, August 22, 2012
The crossover between the Obama heath care overhaul and Romney’s proposals for Medicare exposes the bipartisan attack being prepared against Medicare and other social programs.
By Kate Randall, August 6, 2012
The overall aim of the Health Care Cost Control Bill is to slash costs for the government and reduce care for ordinary people.