Health News

Nurse Says He Was Fired After Speaking Out Against Hospital Merger

February 4, 2014

Nurse and activist Tim Thomas alleges he was wrongfully terminated for speaking out against a merger that would hurt quality of service and increase prices for customers at the hospital where he worked for three decades

While Media Focuses on Obamacare Glitches, Hundreds in MD Call for Universal Healthcare

October 29, 2013

Hundreds march in Baltimore calling for the passage of a single-payer, universal healthcare system Protesters organized by Health Care is a Human Right – Maryland took to the streets in Baltimore demanding healthcare as a basic human right. “We didn't start a movement to be anti-Obamacare or to be anti-CareFirst or anti-Kaiser,” says Sergio Espana…

"The World According to Monsanto"

October 29, 2013
Timothy Wise: Anti-GMO activists in Mexico score a major, if tentative, victory.

US Government Shutdown

October 8, 2013
Tony Corbo explains why the government shutdown threatens public health. The majority of FDA food inspectors have been deemed nonessential under the government shutdown, according to a Department of Health and Human Services memo, and have been furloughed. Meat inspections and import inspections will continue, but the furlough of FDA inspectors still poses a significant…

Obamacare Debate: Flowers vs. Baker

September 30, 2013

Economist Dean Baker and Dr. Margaret Flowers debate the merits of the Affordable Care Act

What a Single Payer Health Insurance Plan Looks Like

August 1, 2012