Women approaching retirement face financial insecurity over healthcare and drug costs

“Those results underscore the reality of an uneven playing field for women in the American economy and the economic opportunity cost after years as mothers and caregivers and not wage-earners.” By Ruth Milka for Nation of Change More than half of Americans over the age of 60 are concerned about health care costs and prescription […]

Medicare for all would save money — and lives

The last thing on your mind during a ride to the ER should be: Is this going to bankrupt me? By Negin Owliaei for Nation of Change One night a few years ago, my partner woke up delirious with fever, a bright rash, and joint pain so bad he couldn’t get out of bed without […]

Rural Health: Financial Insecurity Plagues Many Who Live With Disability

By Selena Simmons-Duffin for NPR Carol Burgos is worried her neighbors think she is bringing the neighborhood down. She lives in a mobile home park in a woodsy part of Columbia County, N.Y, just off a two-lane highway. The homes have neat yards and American flags. On a spring Saturday, some neighbors are out holding […]