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‘Hell No!’: Trump Allies’ Plan to Privatize Medicare Draws Alarm and Outrage

  Jake Johnson A right-wing coalition that’s been laying the policy groundwork for another Trump presidency has developed a plan to further privatize Medicare by making fraud-riddled Medicare Advantage “the default enrollment option” for newly eligible beneficiaries. The plan, highlighted Monday by Rolling Stone‘s Andrew Perez, is outlined about halfway through Project 2025’s 920-page playbook for […]

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We Deserve Medicare for All, But What We Get Is Medicare for Wall Street

By Les Leopold | – Creating a sane healthcare system will depend on building a massive common movement to free our economy from Wall Street’s wealth extraction. ( Commondreams.org ) – The United States health care system—more costly than any on earth—will become ever more so as Wall Street increasingly extracts money from it. Private […]

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World Health Organization: Gaza faces Epidemics; 449 Israeli Attacks on Health Services in Palestine

( Middle East Monitor ) – World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Sunday confirmed more than 449 attacks on health services in Gaza and the West Bank since Oct. 7, saying “now the work of the health workers is impossible.” Speaking at a special session organised by the WHO executive board on […]

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7 Questions to ask to Protect yourself from Medicare Advantage Scams

To ensure you have good coverage for both current and unforeseeable health needs this open enrollment period, you should choose traditional Medicare. Diane Archer ( Common Dreams ) – During this Medicare Open Enrollment period, ask yourself these seven questions. And, please know that you can always call the Medicare Rights Center at 1-800-333-4114 or […]

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How Turning Gaza into a Hellhole is Costing Americans Billions as Child Poverty Spikes at Home

( Tomdispatch.com ) – On September 19, 2001, eight days after 9/11, as the leaders of both parties were already pounding a frenzied drumbeat of war, a diverse group of concerned Americans released a warning about the long-term consequences of a military response. Among them were veteran civil rights activists, faith leaders, and public intellectuals, […]

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How a Big Pharma Company Stalled a Potentially Lifesaving Vaccine in Pursuit of Bigger Profits

By Anna Maria Barry-Jester | – ( ProPublica) – Ever since he was a medical student, Dr. Neil Martinson has confronted the horrors of tuberculosis, the world’s oldest and deadliest pandemic. For more than 30 years, patients have streamed into the South African clinics where he has worked — migrant workers, malnourished children and pregnant […]