Tag Archives: Health care

Revolt and retrogression at home

Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2014-2015: From the U.S. to Ukraine, crises and revolts call for philosophy. II. Revolt and retrogression at home. A. Women under attack. B. Many dimensions of revolt Continue reading

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White House stormed over Medicare cuts

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: White House stormed over Medicare cuts Washington, D.C.—As President Obama unveiled his debt plan, which includes reduced spending for Medi­care and Medicaid by $580 billion, hundreds of activists with disabilities stormed … Continue reading

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Illinois ‘care’ a disaster

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: Illinois ‘care’ a disaster Chicago–The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services on May 1 implemented a five-year pilot program and the state’s first Integrated Care Program for older adults and … Continue reading

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Workshop Talks: ER certainties: death and co-pays

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: Workshop Talks: ER certainties: death and co-pays by Htun Lin A patient shows up in the emergency room, expecting care, and wanting to be seen by a doctor. But the gulf … Continue reading

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Workshop Talks: Life-and-death questions

From the new July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Workshop Talks Life-and-death questions by Htun Lin When the popular game show Jeopardy featured IBM’s “Watson,” a computer, Watson won against the best human players. For capitalists this was not … Continue reading

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Workshop Talks: Losing nurses and patients for profit

From the Jan.-Feb. 2011 issue of News & Letters: Workshop Talks: Losing nurses and patients for profit by Htun Lin Recently, two nurses were killed on the job by patients at state healthcare facilities in California’s Bay Area. Contrary to management’s … Continue reading

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Georgia’s prisoners STRIKE!

From the Jan.-Feb. 2011 issue of News & Letters: Georgia’s prisoners STRIKE! On Dec. 9, prisoners throughout Georgia began the largest prisoner strike in U.S. history. They refused to leave their cells for work or other activities, dubbed their strike a … Continue reading

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