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Democrats Are Subsidizing Health Insurance Predators

Andrew Perez Jacobin
Democrats want to pay billions to put Americans on expensive corporate health insurance plans rather than expand Medicare or create a public option. It’s a gift to a criminal private insurance industry that needs to be completely abolished.

Racism Common Factor in Deaths in '95 Chicago Heat Wave, COVID-19

Maudlyne Ihejirika Maudlyne Ihejirika
Dr. Linda Murray, former chief medical officer for Cook County Department of Public Health, was a doctor serving public housing residents when one of the deadliest heat waves in U.S. history hit Chicago. 25 years later, she sees the same root causes.

The US Badly Needs a Wake-Up Call on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Brian Resnick Vox
"Years of potential life lost" is the most sobering and sad Covid-19 statistic I've seen. There are so many reasons to not be numb to the coronavirus pandemic. As we see case counts rising, we can't stay complacent. There's so much more left to lose

The Black American Amputation Epidemic

Lizzie Presser ProPublica
It is the cardinal sin of the American health system in a single surgery: save on preventive care, pay big on the backend, and let the chronically sick and underprivileged feel the extreme consequences.
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