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How Justice Democrats Plan to Give Progressives a Reason to Vote in the 2018 Midterms


Kyle Kulinski, a co-founder of the political movement, tells Truthdig where establishment Democrats are failing and how voters can reform the stagnant party.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 READ MORE

Why the Affordable Care Act Hasn’t Gone Far Enough (Audio and Transcript)

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and activist Dr. Paul Song discuss the failures of Obamacare and the future of health care reform. Transcript added.

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Medicare-for-All Advocates Rally Nationwide


The Campaign for Guaranteed Healthcare, a coalition that believes access to health care is “basic to human dignity,” coordinates events.

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New Poll Shows 56 Percent of Voters Disapprove of GOP Health Care Plan


The results come just as House Republicans, citing a lack of support for the legislation, postpone a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Mar 23, 2017 READ MORE

Lawmakers’ Letters to Constituents on Health Care Are Full of Lies and Misinformation


Emails and letters sent by both Republicans and Democrats contain a wealth of misinformation, from statements that are simply misleading to whoppers.

Posted on Mar 23, 2017 READ MORE

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If ‘Ryancare’ Is Dead on Arrival, Can We Please Now Try Single-Payer?


The problem for policymakers is that they have been trying to fund an inefficient and overpriced medical system with scarce taxpayer funds without capping costs.

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Bernie Sanders Finds Common Ground in Trump Country


In rural West Virginia, supporters of Donald Trump cheer the progressive senator’s call for universal health care.

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GOP Plan Would Dismantle Much of Obamacare and Cut Taxes for the Rich


The proposed American Health Care Act abandons many of President Trump’s campaign commitments while unraveling key aspects of the existing law.

Posted on Mar 7, 2017 READ MORE

Watch: Trump’s CPAC Speech

The president attacked the press and riled up the crowd Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland.

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Trump’s Tweets Are a Sideshow: His Executive Orders Are Building a Corporate State


The Trump era heralds a growing assault on basic government and progressive values.

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With Late Night Vote, GOP Takes Aim at Key Health Care Gains


Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, called the Republican senators’ action “shocking, reckless and immoral.”

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 READ MORE

The Three Big Reasons the GOP Can’t Replace Obamacare


Republicans are preparing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but they still haven’t come up with an alternative.

Posted on Jan 9, 2017 READ MORE

Democrats Gear Up for Fight Against Future GOP Health Care Proposals


Republican lawmakers took the first step in unraveling the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, prompting President Obama to urge fellow Democrats to fight any “Trumpcare” replacement.

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Iceland’s Pirate Party Has Been Handed a Mandate to Implement Progressive Policies


The country’s recent elections brought a radical change; Paul Ryan is very, very wrong about Obamacare and Medicare; meanwhile, the Time magazine cover featuring Donald Trump may be more subversive than many realize. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 READ MORE

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‘Enough to Make Me Gag’: Warren and Sanders Decry Latest Big Pharma Giveaway (Video)


Sen. Elizabeth Warren vows to fight the 21st Century Cures Act “because I know the difference between compromise and extortion.”

Posted on Nov 30, 2016 READ MORE

What’s on Your Ballot? Truthdig’s Voter Guide


Choosing the next president isn’t the only important decision the American electorate has to make in the 2016 election. In this article members of the Truthdig team share their opinions on other key issues.

Posted on Nov 6, 2016 READ MORE

Insurance Prices for Many Obamacare Customers Will Rise by Double Digits in 2017


In Arizona, unsubsidized premiums for a “second-lowest-cost silver plan” will rise 116 percent, from $196 to $422, the Department of Health and Human Services reports.

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Rapid Burnout, Dissatisfaction of U.S. Doctors Threatens Public Health Crisis


Half of U.S. physicians are “disengaged, burned out, and demoralized and plan to either retire, cut back on work hours, or seek non-clinical roles,” according to a new survey.

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Why a Single-Payer Health Care System Is Inevitable


Our real health care choice is either a hugely expensive, for-profit oligopoly or a government-run, single-payer system—like those in place in almost every other advanced economy.

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Aetna Shows Why We Need a Single-Payer System


The decision by the giant insurer to bail out from 11 of the 15 states where it sells Obamacare plans provides the best argument for changing our approach to health care in America.

Posted on Aug 17, 2016 READ MORE

Californians to Experience a 13 Percent Obamacare Price Hike in 2017


Wasn’t the Affordable Care Act meant to make health care ... affordable?

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 READ MORE

Berned Out? Don’t Mourn—Organize


Fighting to uphold our values is a lifetime commitment and requires year-round work. If we want Bernie Sanders’ stated goals to be realized, we have to work hard to manifest them.

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 READ MORE

Millennials Jeopardize Their Health by Choosing Urgent Care and Internet Resources Over Primary Care


Instead of checking in with a primary care provider, busy young people, many of whom lack adequate health insurance, often consult WebMD or Google before heading to a retail clinic or urgent care center.

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Nonprofit Hospital Stops Suing So Many Poor Patients: Will Others Follow?


A story by ProPublica and NPR and a Senate investigation prompt a Missouri nonprofit hospital to change its policies and forgive thousands of patients’ debts. But without similar scrutiny, it’s unclear if other hospitals that sue the poor will change.

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Big Pharma Is Pushing Prescription Drug Prices Up, Up, Up


Wall Street’s drive for profits is diminishing the benefits to society of new life-enhancing medications for which companies can charge patients hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.

Posted on May 25, 2016 READ MORE

Why My Mother Supports Bernie Sanders for President


“... Too many people have checked out of politics. Bernie is changing that, and with the enthusiasm he’s creating, with the ground he’s making with your generation, we could make it very difficult for those politicians to keep screwing with us.”

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 READ MORE

10 Reasons Marco Rubio Is No Moderate (Video)


The Florida senator is being positioned as a moderate alternative to Ted Cruz or Donald Trump. Baloney.

Posted on Feb 27, 2016 READ MORE

Right-Wing Attacks on Abortion Access Driving U.S. Clinic Closures


“At no time since before 1973 ... has a woman’s ability to terminate a pregnancy been more dependent on her zip code or financial resources to travel.”

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 READ MORE

Why ‘Berniecare’ Has Legs


Achieving Medicare for all won’t be easy, and the Wall Street-backed medical industry will fight it every step of the way, but don’t count Sanders’ health care plan out just yet.

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 READ MORE

Hillary Clinton Is Sugarcoating Her Disastrous Record


Former Secretaries of State Clinton and Henry Kissinger have a lot in common in taking the American empire to brutal levels. He orchestrated an assault on Cambodia that destabilized the peaceful country and led to the slaughter of millions. Her actions on Libya led to a tragedy that continues to this day.

Posted on Feb 13, 2016 READ MORE

The Choice for Democrats: Hillary Clinton’s Evolution or Bernie Sanders’ Revolution


On issue after issue, Clinton proposes incremental solutions that take into account our political system as it is. Sanders proposes dramatic solutions that will only be possible when power is wrested from “big money” interests.

Posted on Jan 18, 2016 READ MORE

Tell the Truth About Bernie’s Health Care Stand


The Clinton campaign just made a serious mistake: It sent Hillary and Bill Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, out on behalf of her mother to bash Sen. Bernie Sanders on the issue of health care—and the ploy backfired.

Posted on Jan 18, 2016 READ MORE

Paul Ryan’s 7 Terrible Ideas (VIDEO)


These seven ideas for “a complete alternative to the left’s agenda” would harm most Americans. Speaker of the House Ryan is wrong.

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz Uses House Leadership Power to Protect His Drug Company Backers


Republican Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Governmental Reform, has been accused of protecting drug companies Valeant and Turing Pharmaceuticals from a congressional investigation into alleged price gouging.

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The Cost of Obamacare’s Most Popular Insurance Plan Is Set to Rise 13 Percent


Premiums for some plans in the exchanges set up by the so-called Affordable Care Act will have double-digit rate hikes in 2016.

Posted on Nov 2, 2015 READ MORE

Catholic Hospital Denies Woman Potentially Life-Saving Treatment on Religious Grounds


The case is an example of what many experts have been saying for years: that religious control of medical care is a burgeoning public health crisis.

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 READ MORE

Killer Care: How Medical Error Became America’s Third Leading Cause of Death


Each year in the U.S., a quarter of a million deaths are attributable to medical error. This exclusive excerpt from a new book by James B. Lieber examines how, in the fourth quarter of the 20th century, a series of medical errors captured public attention and drove change in unprecedented ways.

Posted on Oct 9, 2015 READ MORE

Truthdiggers of the Week: All Those Who Piled on Martin Shkreli


The drug company CEO who announced a 5,000 percent increase in the price of a lifesaving drug was forced to back down after Twitter users, the industry and others exploded in outrage. We have three words for these sometimes rude commenters: Good for you.

Posted on Sep 26, 2015 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders: Stop Soaring Drug Prices


Earlier this month, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate said he would introduce legislation to halt skyrocketing pharmaceutical prices, which the industry raised 12.6 percent last year.

Posted on Sep 14, 2015 READ MORE

When Robots Run the Show


In “Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future,” Martin Ford predicts that the next wave of job losses will be caused by advances in artificial intelligence, making robots the most efficient way to perform routine work now done by humans.

Posted on Aug 21, 2015 READ MORE

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