Health

Is Health Care A Commodity Or Right?

September 25, 2017

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese / www.popularresistance.org With just a week left before Congress’ budget reconciliation process ends, the Senate is once again peddling a poorly-thought out plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If Senators vote before the September 30 deadline, they only need 50 votes instead of the filibuster-proof 60 votes to…

Health Care

September 21, 2017
As Republicans attempt a last-ditch repeal of Obamacare, Democrats have joined them to overwhelmingly pass massive spending on the military and war. We speak to economist Dean Baker

pharmaceutical Companies

September 11, 2017
An Ohio ballot initiative aims to lower prescription drug prices, but the pharmaceutical industry is circumventing campaign finance laws according to an investigation. Economics professor Lawrence King explains how the pharma industry converts intellectual property rights into inordinate profits and uses these for political power to maintain its privileged position

Senate Debates Billions for Insurers while Public Demands Medicare for All

September 9, 2017

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese / Health Over Profit. 8 Sep 2017   | Campaign Updates Billions More for Crony Capitalist Insurance or Improved Medicare for All This week we attended a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee where there was broad bi-partisan support for giving billions more to the…

Single payer movement criticizes Sanders

September 1, 2017

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. At the start of the August congressional recess, Senator Bernie Sanders announced that he will introduce a senate bill this September “to expand Medicare to cover all Americans.” Since the election, the movement for improved Medicare for all, has been urging Sanders to introduce a companion to John Conyers’…

The Real Baltimore

August 25, 2017
A new study by a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health professor estimates Baltimore could save millions of dollars with just one safe injection site for heroin users

‘Bernie Bros’ and ‘Alt-Left’ Are Propaganda Terms Meant to Disempower Activism

August 14, 2017

“Bernie Bros” and the “Alt-Left” are terms increasingly used by conservatives and neo-liberals to discourage, disempower, and discourage activism on the left in favor of complacency in support of the status quo. By Michael Sainato The 2016 Presidential Primaries ended more than a year ago, but the divisive and destructive rhetoric that was developed during…

Response to Nation Article on Single Payer: Improved Medicare for All is the Solution 1

August 9, 2017

By Margaret Flowers / Health Over Profits. 7 Aug 2017   | Campaign Updates On August 2, 2017, The Nation published an article by Joshua Holland, “Medicare for All isn’t the Solution for Universal Health Care,” chastising Improved Medicare for All supporters because, in his view, the single payer movement has “failed to grapple with the…

Study: Only Wealthiest and Best Educated Benefit from Mediterranean Diet

August 2, 2017

By Yves Smith / Naked Capitalism. In a noteworthy first, a large-scale study in Italy has found that following the so-called Mediterranean diet reduced heart disease risk only for those in top of the educational and income cohorts. Even more disconcerting, the researchers pushed the data around and didn’t find strong explanations for what might…

The Public Option in Health Care-Doomed From the Start

July 25, 2017

Some say public option is the path toward an improved and expanded Medicare for all. It’s not. By RoseAnn DeMoro / AlterNet Photo Credit: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock With the collapse of the dismal Republican healthcare bill, some Democrats are reviving talk of a public option as the cure for the holes in the Affordable Care Act…