Medical bills are so out of hand that despite the power of the health industry lobbyists, some Senators are taking on the worst abuses.
Thomas Frank on what's the matter with America.
How the misapplication of an early study on opioid addiction risk help pave the way for overly-casual prescription of these drugs.
A drop-off in funding for vaccines for 'diseases of poverty' is another consequence of the financial crisis. A recent study laments bleak prospects for breakthroughs on malaria, tuberculosis, dengue, and other diseases. Climate change is expanding the range where these diseases may be contracted.
Another Republican effort to wreck the ACA might succeed.
Is the recent vogue for social activity as a remedy for mental distress well founded?
My first foray into real Medicare.
A takedown of the Mercatus #MedicareForAll debacle from MMT's macro-economic bookkeeping perspective.
Another attack on union funding.
Mortality data from France makes a strong case for single payer.
A critically important constituency is increasingly backing single payer.
Neoliberals giving NHS the treatment, with typical results...
The neoliberal playbook and the attempts to privatize Canadian Medicare
Hospices, which were intended to offer a dignified and humane alternative to costly and often painful and distressing end of life "interventions," sadly often offer substandard care.
The middle class has taken a big hit. Is it going to mobilize?
A public health warning about the dangers of guns to the elderly and their relatives.
Purdue Pharma's slogan for OxyContin was: “The One to Start With and the One to Stay With.” As reader Brian C added, "Stay with alright....'Till death do us part.'"
How Chinese money is distorting home prices in major cities around the world, and how local authorities are starting to intervene.
Rising suicides provide more evidence that all is not well in America.
Why does China need a military? It could bring the US to its knees in months by withholding shipments of drugs and drug ingredients.