Trump challenges Native Americans’ historical standing

By Dan Diamond for Politico The Trump administration says Native Americans might need to get a job if they want to keep their health care — a policy that tribal leaders say will threaten access to care and reverse centuries-old protections. Tribal leaders want an exemption from new Medicaid work rules being introduced in several […]

DCCC Works to Squash Single Payer Health Care

By Zaid Jilani, The Intercept. For Democrats in Washington, the question of how to talk to voters about health care is a vexing one. In the wake of the election, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which works to elect Democrats to the U.S. House, commissioned a survey and analysis from Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research and GBA […]

Wall Street Admits Curing Diseases Is Bad For Business

By Lee Camp for Truthdig Goldman Sachs has outdone itself this time. That’s saying a lot for an investment firm that both helped cause and then exploited a global economic meltdown, increasing its own wealth and power while helping to boot millions of Americans out of their homes. But now Goldman Sachs is openly saying […]

The US is entering a golden age of corporate medicine

The recent slew of mergers and acquisitions is part of a larger corporate transformation that is remaking American healthcare – for the worse By Adam Gaffney for The Guardian A golden age of corporate medicine may be dawning. A slew of mergers and acquisitions looks set to transform American healthcare, drawing health insurance giants, pharmacy […]

2018 Medical School Racial Justice Report Card

By White Coats for Black Lives. The Racial Justice Report Card (RJRC) consists of 15 metrics that evaluate an academic center’s curriculum and climate, student and faculty diversity, policing, racial integration of clinical care sites, treatment of workers, and research protocols. For our inaugural report, ten medical institutions were evaluated based on student/chapter interest in […]

People are More Afraid of Medical Bills than Illness

By Trent Gillies, CNBC. Why health care costs are making consumers more afraid of medical bills than an actual illness Health care costs are spiraling higher, but patient visits to a doctor have been on the decline. A growing number of consumers are staying away out of fear of big bills. However, “untimely visits or […]