The crisis in US children’s hospitals and the need for socialist public health / by Evan Blake

Originally published on the World Socialist Web Site (WSWS), on October 27, 2022 Over the past month, children’s hospitals across the United States have entered an unprecedented crisis. They are being inundated with a wave of infants and toddlers hospitalized with a range of respiratory illnesses, well before the normal peak in December. The mostContinue reading “The crisis in US children’s hospitals and the need for socialist public health / by Evan Blake”

Maine’s Open Enrollment for ACA Insurance Begins Nov. 1 / Public News Service

Family doctor examining throat of a small black boy while visiting him at home during coronavirus pandemic. Originally published on October 21, 2022 in Beacon: A Project of the Maine People’s Alliance Maine continues to see the largest decreases in the number of people who are uninsured in recent years, and the trend is expected to continueContinue reading “Maine’s Open Enrollment for ACA Insurance Begins Nov. 1 / Public News Service”

Sanders Joins Chorus Demanding Rejection of Amazon’s One Medical Purchase / by Kenny Stancil

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks at a rally in Washington, D.C. on June 24, 2021. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) “The function of a rational healthcare system is to provide quality care to all in a cost-effective way, not make billionaires like Jeff Bezos even richer,” said the Vermont senator. Sen. Bernie Sanders on ThursdayContinue reading “Sanders Joins Chorus Demanding Rejection of Amazon’s One Medical Purchase / by Kenny Stancil”

The Stealth Privatization of Medicare Is a Big Boon to Wall Street / by Matthew Cunningham-Cook

via AFL-CIO The Biden administration recently expanded on Donald Trump’s efforts to privatize Medicare. Now patients are being assigned to new private plans without their consent, and private equity firms and major health care companies are the ones profiting. The Joe Biden administration’s recent entrenchment and expansion of the Donald Trump administration’s efforts to privatize Medicare isContinue reading “The Stealth Privatization of Medicare Is a Big Boon to Wall Street / by Matthew Cunningham-Cook”

Lawmakers urged to clear waitlists, fund behavioral services and immigrant health / by Dan Neumann

In a public hearing that will help shape state spending on issues of health care, Mainers from an array of backgrounds urged legislators on the Appropriations and Financial Affairs (AFA) Committee Monday to use the unprecedented surplus to meet many outstanding needs. Among those needs, Mainers told the AFA committee as well as members ofContinue reading “Lawmakers urged to clear waitlists, fund behavioral services and immigrant health / by Dan Neumann”