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  • Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016
    By Emily Kirchner | Common Dreams, June 24, 2016
    I am a fourth year medical student. I’ve dreamed about being a physician since I was in sixth grade. For a long time, my deepest hopes were to get into college, be accepted by a medical school, and maintain the grades and test scores needed to keep me there. My clinical rotations have taken me to hospitals across the state of Pennsylvania - from Pittsburgh’s North Side to North Philadelphia with stops in rural and suburban communities in between. Now I’m less than a year away from obtaining my medical degree.

  • Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2016
    News Release | Unions for Single Payer Health Care, June 20, 2016
    Over 5,000 miners rallied in Lexington, Ky. last Tuesday to protest health benefit cuts threatened to happen before the end of the year. Responding to the call of their union, United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), miners came from seven states to gather at the convention center.

  • Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2016
    By Mary Ellen McIntire | Morning Consult, June 20, 2016
    Democrats should push for universal health coverage ahead of the November election, several health care advocates urged the committee drafting the Democratic National Committee’s platform at a recent session focused on health policy.

  • Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016
    There was certainly no uniformity of opinion on what impact Brexit might have on their National Health Service. Now that the results are in, we still will not know until the destabilization begins to settle down.
  • Posted on Friday, June 24, 2016
    As usual, Professor Gerard Anderson is right again. Between patents for brand products and consolidation in the generic market, drug prices are out of control. He argues that the government should more aggressively regulate prices.
  • Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2016
    As their vision states, the House Republicans have organized their previous concepts on health care reform into a single policy paper. It is heavy on rhetoric that is deceptive and bordering on dishonesty in that their proposals are cloaked in language suggesting that these are beneficial policies when many of them are actually detrimental.