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Workers With Health Insurance Face Rising Out-of-Pocket Costs
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A new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows annual premiums for a family now top $21,000, and deductibles have more than doubled since 2010. ...[Read more]
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46 Million in US Say They Would Not Be Able to Afford Needed Health Care
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A new study released Wednesday morning shows that nearly 50 million Americans would be unable to afford quality healthcare should the need for treatment suddenly arise, a finding seen as further evidence of the immorality of a for-profit insurance system ...[Read more]
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Universal Health Care is a Popular Idea in America, So Why Does Biden Seem Intent on Enriching Private Insurance Companies? – CounterPunch.org
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A new poll by Morning Consult and Politico finds that a majority of Americans—55 percent—support Medicare for All. Strangely, the pollsters headlined their results by saying, “Medicare for All Remains Polarizing.” Nearly 80 percent of all Democrat ...[Read more]
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One Year Into Pandemic, 109 Democrats Get Behind Renewed Medicare for All Effort
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“It was exactly one year ago that every single state across this country had a confirmed Covid-19 case, and in the 365 days since, the case for Medicare for All has never been clearer,” Jayapal said during the live streaming event. ...[Read more]
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In Our Corona-Capitalist Dystopia, You Can Have Multiple Star Wars Helmets, But No Health Care
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If you’ve found yourself impulsively shopping online during quarantine, you’re not alone. And there’s no shame in it. But this is our corona-capitalist dystopia: purchasing things we may or may not need while desperately needed public services are l ...[Read more]
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Why Silicon Valley is embracing universal basic income
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In a pilot study influential incubator Y Combinator will hand over cash monthly to 100 families in Oakland, California. What’s UBI’s payoff for tech entrepreneurs? ...[Read more]
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Deaths of UK homeless people more than double in five years
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The number of homeless people recorded dying on streets or in temporary accommodation has more than doubled over the last five years in the UK, the Guardian can reveal. With people found dead in supermarket car parks, church graveyards and crowded hostels ...[Read more]
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This 15-year-old Florida shooting survivor was shot 5 times while saving 20 of his classmates — and now his family is trying to raise $1 million for his hospital bills
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Anthony Borges saved 20 other students during the Parkland shooting, and was shot five times but survived. Now people are raising funds for his hospital bills. ...[Read more]
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Teacher in US dies from flu effects for not having money for medicine
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A second grade teacher at Ikard Elementary School, 38-year-old Heather Holland, died Sunday due to complications of the flu. In addition to a classroom of second graders, Holland left behind husband Frank Holland, a 10-year-old daughter, and a 7-year-old ...[Read more]
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Why does it cost $32,093 just to give birth in America?
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Stella Apo Osae-Twum and her husband did everything by the book. They went to a hospital covered by insurance, saw an obstetrician in their plan, but when her three sons – triplets – were born prematurely, bills started rolling in. The hospital charge ...[Read more]
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Scotland united in curiosity as councils trial universal basic income
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Universal basic income is, according to its many and various supporters, an idea whose time has come. The deceptively simple notion of offering every citizen a regular payment without means testing or requiring them to work for it has backers as disparate ...[Read more]
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