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  • USA: Hillary Clinton’s Family Values

    , by PELTON Leroy H.

    Hillary Clinton’s support for policies like welfare reform belie her claim to be a champion of children.
    Hillary Clinton is well-versed in child welfare issues, having devoted much of her career to them, and her views, at first glance, seem progressive. Her popular 1996 book, It Takes a (...)

  • Lean & Mean Health Care in the US

    , by CHERN Greg, CHERNYKH Aleksander

    Writers in Alternative Left media — e.g. Socialist Worker, Labor Notes, Jacobin and Truth Dig — have reported on what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will mean for health care consumers (the individual family or individual shopfloor) when they sign up for health insurance.
    Their reporting is (...)

  • Lean & Mean Health Care in the United States

    , by CHERN Greg

    WRITERS IN ALTERNATIVE Left media — e.g. Socialist Worker, Labor Notes, Jacobin and Truth Dig — have reported on what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will mean for health care consumers (the individual family or individual shopfloor) when they sign up for health insurance.
    Their reporting is (...)

  • USA: The Obamacare Fiasco

    , by LA BOTZ Dan

    President Barack Obama intended the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, popularly known as Obamacare, to be his crowning achievement. The implementation of the system that began with open enrollment on October 1 has proven to be a fiasco. The president has fallen dramatically in (...)

  • Living and Working Uncovered

    , by FEELEY Dianne, HUBER Sonya

    SONYA HUBER (www.sonyahuber.com) is the author of Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir (Class in America, University of Nebraska Press, 2010), The Backwards Research Guide for Writers: Using Your Life for Reflection, Connection, and Inspiration (Equinox Publications, forthcoming 2011), and (...)

  • Healthcare Bill a Nightmare Before Christmas

    , by WHARTON Billy

    Call it the nightmare before Christmas or Santa’s lump of healthcare coal. Either title captures the disastrous qualities of the healthcare reform bill passed by Senate on Thursday. After months of media coverage, a summer of wild town hall meetings and all the high-sounding rhetoric one could (...)

  • USA: The Health Care Debate

    , by Against the Current, FISK Milton

    REPRESENTATIVE JOHN CONYERS, author of the single-payer bill HR676, was asked if he would come around in the end to voting for a version of President Obama’s health reform plan. He replied that he would, but only on two conditions. First, there would have to be a full discussion of single-payer (...)