State budgets remain weak a decade after the recession, especially in red states that have cut taxes on corporations and high-income residents. Medicaid, the state-level healthcare program for low-income residents, is particularly vulnerable to an economic downturn. Low-income residents’ healthcare is imperiled as a consequence. But there is another way forward.
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A Florida tragedy and the economics of a better world
A Florida couple with chronic ailments, a pile of medical debt, and a “mercy-killing.” It doesn’t have to be this way.
I Didn’t Jump Off The Harvard Bridge
An anonymous testimonial about mental illness for the #BellLetsTalk fundraiser, which encourages dialog about mental health. Suicide claims more lives every year than liver disease, and awareness helps.
Content warning: suicidal thoughts, drug use
At Philadelphia City Hall, Protesters and Counter-Protesters Clash Over Venezuelan Crisis
On Saturday, January 26, tensions were high at Philadelphia City Hall during a protest against American intervention in Venezuela.
EXCLUSIVE: Calls to police skyrocketed after hiring of Philly Starbucks manager who was on duty during #StarbucksWhileBlack arrests
In the year leading up to the recent #StarbucksWhileBlack arrests of two men, calls from the Philadelphia Center City (Rittenhouse Square) Starbucks to the Philadelphia Police Department dramatically spiked. This spike coincided with the hiring of a new manager, who was on duty at the time of the arrests.
Mendham, NJ Deputy Mayor resigns after calling immigrants “rabid, messy, mean racoons.” [A story told in 19 videos.]
The Deputy of Mendham, NJ calls immigrants “rabid, messy, mean raccoons” in a Facebook post. People showed up in force at the next committee meeting to speak their minds. After public comments, the committee went into executive session. Afterwards, the
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