Instead of caring for the elderly, corporate interests in elder and hospice care are looking out for their bottom line.
Natalie Shure is a writer and researcher in Boston. Her work focuses on history, health, and politics.
Libraries are widely beloved in America, but they’ve been decimated by austerity in recent years. Emily Drabinski is a socialist librarian who is running for head of the American Library Association to change that.
In 2018, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was heralded as the millennial successor to Bernie Sanders. Today, some on the Left are starting to have doubts.
In a new interview, Bill Gates apologized for his ties with Jeffrey Epstein even as he downplayed their relationship. That’s self-serving nonsense: their friendship was a grotesque demonstration of what happens when you give a small group of people unfathomable wealth and power.
In the Rust Belt, heavy industry has been replaced by health care. But even though the working class has changed, exploitation at the hands of their bosses haven’t.
As the Trump era draws to a close and yesteryear’s centrist, Joe Biden, takes office, can the Medicare for All movement build the momentum it needs to win?
Joe Biden and the Democratic establishment refuse to push Medicare for All even as COVID-19 continues to ravage the country. That’s all the more reason for us to demand, alongside Bernie Sanders, that everyone get the health care they need free of charge until the pandemic is over.
Nancy Pelosi is a barrier to transformative change. Socialists and progressives should oppose her reelection as House speaker.
Uber and Lyft want you to believe they’re suffering an unfair assault by the state of California’s government to end drivers’ independent contractor status. The reality: Uber and Lyft are very wealthy and very powerful, and they’re using that wealth and power to threaten a capital strike, a withdrawing of investment in a way that would hurt drivers and riders, to get what they want.
We don’t have to leave ourselves at the mercy of the most profitable sector on Earth to get the drugs we need. We must nationalize the pharmaceutical industry and turn the medicines millions rely on into public goods.
In an interview with Jacobin, Medicare for All advocate and former Michigan governor hopeful Abdul El-Sayed explains why the COVID-19 pandemic was avoidable — and why the cruelties of the US’s for-profit health and economic system are making everything worse.
There’s only one candidate left in the presidential race committed to fighting corporate power and reining in Wall Street. Elizabeth Warren should endorse Bernie Sanders.
There’s nothing realistic about passing Medicare for All — we’re outgunned, outspent, and outmatched. And yet we have no other choice.
Donald Trump is touting Medicare Advantage as a way to protect Medicare and save it from “socialist destruction.” But the only thing hurting most seniors is privatization — because enhanced “choice” in the insurance market only ever benefits rich, healthy people.
Everyone is clear on exactly where Bernie Sanders stands on Medicare for All. But despite the release of her health care plan this week and embrace of the phrase “Medicare for All,” Elizabeth Warren’s precise health care proposal remains murky.
Biden’s new health care plan does little to address Obamacare’s failures and keeps alive a predatory private insurance industry. Medicare for All is still the only plan that guarantees health care as a human right.
Sex workers don’t need saving. They need what every other worker needs: the power to dictate the terms of their labor.
Why is Trump going after Obamacare yet again? Because the modern Republican Party has one guiding purpose: to shovel as much money as possible to the rich.
A budding startup will sell you a few liters of young people’s blood as a supposed anti-aging treatment. It’s grotesque — but only slightly more so than the rest of the American for-profit medical system.
Women are forced to take on both wage and social reproductive labor, then made to negotiate this contradiction individually. Second-wave feminism tried to change that.