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.
A Florida couple with chronic ailments, a pile of medical debt, and a “mercy-killing.” It doesn’t have to be this way.
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
On Saturday, January 26, tensions were high at Philadelphia City Hall during a protest against American intervention in Venezuela.
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.
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