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101 Ways Donald Trump Has Betrayed his Populist Agenda

Alan Zibel Public Citizen
Trump has often said he would govern for the benefit of the middle class. But he blurted out the truth about which interests he actually represents when he told friends at his $200,00-a-year Mar-a-Lago club, “You all just got a lot richer.”

The Unforgiving Math That Stops Epidemics

Tara C. Smith Quanta
If you didn't get a flu shot, you are endangering more than just your own health. Calculations of herd immunity against common diseases don't make exceptions.

Did a Psychiatric Hospital Lock Up People for Profit?

Jessica Huseman ProPublica
BuzzFeed’s Rosalind Adams set out to learn why America’s largest psychiatric hospital chain was under investigation. Source by source, she built a case that Universal Health Services was locking up people for profit.

Friday Nite Videos | September 29, 2017

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San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Speaks Reality. Waist Deep in the Big Muddy | Pete Seeger. Taxes, Health Care, and Private Jets. It's Time to Pay Back Puerto Rico. Talking About Justice Wherever We Can.

The Genius of Bernie’s Gradualism

Harold Meyerson The American Prospect
Sanders’s Medicare for All bill is built on the understanding that revolutions take time.

Liberals Strike Back... Against Single Payer

Michael Lighty Common Dreams
Ironically, healthcare reform efforts have sought to "improve and expand" every element of the present system, except the program that works best: Medicare. The Clintons tried to expand HMOs, Obama expanded private health insurance and Medicaid, the GOP tried to expand "individual purchase. Medicare—if improved and expanded to all—could confront the industry, contain prices and restore the values of caring and community to our healthcare system.

Women's Health Care Rights

Dr. Melissa Gilliam, Kiersten Gillette-Pierce, C. Grimaldi Rewire
Unequal access to transportation and housing disenfranchises many low-income communities. Teenagers who attempt to obtain medical care often experience these inequalities in a heightened way given that they often lack the time, money, and autonomy required to seek the care and information they need. Black people in the United States are among the most discriminated against when it comes to health care—which is further exacerbated when they are not a cisgender man.
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