Posts Tagged ‘ Healthcare ’

Arundhati Roy: “We Need a Reckoning” on Vimeo

Opinion | Bernie Sanders: The Foundations of American Society Are Failing Us – The New York Times

A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low – The New York Times

Beyond mass testing and the preparedness of the health care system, many also see Chancellor Angela Merkel’s leadership as one reason the fatality rate has been kept low.

Ms. Merkel, a trained scientist, has communicated clearly, calmly and regularly throughout the crisis, as she imposed ever-stricter social distancing measures on the country. The restrictions, which have been crucial to slowing the spread of the pandemic, met with little political opposition and are broadly followed.

The chancellor’s approval ratings have soared.

“Maybe our biggest strength in Germany,” said Professor Kräusslich, “is the rational decision-making at the highest level of government combined with the trust the government enjoys in the population.”

Christopher F. Schuetze contributed reporting.

Elizabeth Warren Doubles Down on Medicare for All | The New Yorker

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“… by relying on payroll contributions from employers and a range of other new taxes levied on corporations and the wealthy, she claims that she can create a system that provides health care for everyone and eliminates all the hassles of dealing with insurance companies, with, as the plan notes, “not one penny in middle-class tax increases.” Indeed, since households’ monthly premiums, co-payments, and deductibles would all vanish under the plan, some eleven trillion dollars a year “goes right back into the pockets of America’s working families.” – John Cassidy

Source: Elizabeth Warren Doubles Down on Medicare for All | The New Yorker

How Hillary Became a Politician – The New Yorker

DRAWINGS BY MARK ULRIKSEN

How Hillary Became a Politician – The New Yorker.

This Woman Invented a Way to Run 30 Lab Tests on Only One Drop of Blood – Wired Science

 

Elizabeth Holmes

This Woman Invented a Way to Run 30 Lab Tests on Only One Drop of Blood – Wired Science.

21 Ways the Canadian Health Care System is Better than Obamacare | Common Dreams

21 Ways the Canadian Health Care System is Better than Obamacare | Common Dreams.

Breaking: Pro-Gay Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Shot at Town Hall Meeting in Tucson : LGBT | POV

Breaking: Pro-Gay Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Shot at Town Hall Meeting in Tucson : LGBT | POV.

Scroll down for MSNBC video of Rep. Giffords earlier addressing  being targeted.

Rep Giffords is a member of the House LGBT Caucas.