Being Black in America Is a Health Risk. It's Time for Reparations.
Cash would not only be a form of repayment, it would also undeniably improve people's health.
The People Who Build Our Towns Are Dying of Overdoses More Than Anyone Else
Recent analyses show that people in the construction industry are six times more likely to die of an opioid overdose than other workers.
People Are Scared to Use Health Safety Nets Because of ICE
Known as a "chilling effect," this public health principle can lead to a drop in everything from vaccinations and routine doctor visits to prenatal and HIV care.
Racial Discrimination Can Take 18 Years Off Someone's Life
"Where you live determines your access to jobs, public transit, food, medical care, and insurance."
Jim Crow Laws Are Gone But They’re Still Making Black People Sick
We may only now be seeing the health effects of state-sanctioned racism in the 1960s.
united states of addiction
Trump Thinks Executing Drug Dealers Will Stop the Opioid Epidemic
But doing so would likely make the drug problem worse.
Violence Is Just Part of the Job When You're a Nurse
"We've had nurses get kicked so hard they could hardly stand up, and they're asked to finish their shift."
Trump's Alternative to Food Stamps Is Unrealistic, Unhealthy, and Offensive
Once again, the Trump administration invented a problem whose only solution is taking money from the poor to give to the rich.
Trump's Not Protecting Sick People, He's Protecting Pharma Companies
We don't need the "right to try" laws Trump mentioned in his State of the Union.
Trump's first year
Trump Turned Millions of Us Into Obamacare Advocates
It's the most important thing Trump did in 2017.
If Trump Wants More People to Work, He Should Expand Medicaid Access, Not Shrink It
It doesn’t take a stable genius to understand that sicker people have a harder time finding and holding down a job.
We're Working Nurses to Death
"Every time you're at work, it’s a bad day. There isn’t a chance of having a light day anymore.”