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What Breast Cancer Taught Me About Unequal Health Care

What Breast Cancer Taught Me About Unequal Health Care

Every weekday for six weeks this fall, I had radiation for early-stage breast cancer. October 9th was my last treatment. This journey has been a lesson in privilege, structural inequality and our broken social and economic systems. In May, I saw my obstetrician in New...

Warren Won’t Back Down On Medicare For All

Warren Won’t Back Down On Medicare For All

When Elizabeth Warren was criticized for not detailing how she would pay for Medicare for All, most pundits assumed she would duck and cover. M4A is Bernie Sanders’s signature legislation, but the establishment dismisses him as a movement candidate. Warren, on the...

Is Speaking Up For Medicare For All A Crime?

Is Speaking Up For Medicare For All A Crime?

As a longtime D.C.-area advocate, I’ve visited Capitol Hill and Members of Congress many times. But never before have I felt I might face arrest for exercising my constitutional rights! Capitol Police are actively stopping us from delivering #MedicareForAll petitions...

No One Should Have to Bargain For Health Care

No One Should Have to Bargain For Health Care

Nearly 50,000 members of the United Auto Workers are on strike, demanding that General Motors pay them their fair share of the billions in profits the company raked in last year. The response from General Motors was shocking. The automaker, which accepted billions in...

Wealth That Concentrates Kills

Wealth That Concentrates Kills

The weight of the wealth that sits at the top of America’s economic order isn’t just squeezing dollars out of the wallets of average Americans. That concentrated wealth is shearing years off of American lives. The latest evidence for that squeeze on American wallets comes from the Census Bureau. And increasing inequality, a just-released Government Accountability Office study makes clear, is killing many of us off before our time.

Iowans Won’t Be Fooled: We Need  #MedicareForAll Now

Iowans Won’t Be Fooled: We Need #MedicareForAll Now

Last week I took over the lobby of the Master Builders of Iowa in Des Moines with 30 other members of Iowa Citizens For Community Improvement Action, the largest progressive organization in our state, with members in all of our 99 counties.  Why, you might ask, did...

Real People Will Lead the Way to #MedicareForAll

Real People Will Lead the Way to #MedicareForAll

Seniors chanting “Get out of the way!” as they hold cardboard tombstones might not seem like a challenge to the largest physicians’ group in the United States. But in 78-year-old Reggie Griffin, the American Medical Association met their match. “The time is up for us...

It’s Time to Put #PeopleOverPharma

It’s Time to Put #PeopleOverPharma

From Connecticut to Washington, New York and West Virginia, People's Action members rallied across the nation this Tuesday to demand that Congress and Trump put #PeopleOverPharma profits. Twelve People’s Action member groups participated in the events, which were part...

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