Archiv: health care / medicare


10.12.2019 - 21:04 [ CommonDreams.org ]

‚Thank You For Rescuing Me‘: Watch Once-Suicidal Veteran Offer Sanders His Flight Jacket During Heartfelt Exchange

Naval Air Force veteran John Weigel, who considered suicide because of $139,000 in medical debt, offered Sen. Bernie Sanders his brown leather flight jacket on Monday to thank the Democratic presidential candidate for his help regaining health insurance and raising funds to cover medical bills.

„Thank you for rescuing me,“ Weigel, a 58-year-old who lives with Huntington’s disease, told Sanders (I-Vt.) at a campaign rally in Carson City, Nevada.

10.12.2019 - 21:00 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

When I met John, a veteran, a few months ago, he had $139,000 in medical debt. Thankfully today he is doing much better. We must eliminate all medical debt—and when our veterans come home, they must receive the best quality health care this country can provide them.

26.11.2019 - 06:27 [ CBS News ]

WikiLeaks‘ Julian Assange „could die in prison“ without medical care, doctors say

London — More than 60 doctors have written to British authorities asserting that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange urgently needs medical treatment at a university hospital. The doctors said in a letter published Monday that Assange suffers from psychological problems including depression as well as dental issues and a serious shoulder ailment.

02.11.2019 - 09:15 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Trump promised „insurance for everybody.“ Instead, nearly 500,000 children have lost health insurance since he took office. Enough is enough. We need Medicare for All now.

02.11.2019 - 09:12 [ theHill.com ]

Pelosi: ‚I’m not a big fan of Medicare for All‘

The comments come on the same day that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), one of the party’s leading presidential contenders, released her Medicare for All plan, saying it would not directly raise taxes on the middle class.

Pelosi, though, raised concerns about the price tag of such a proposal, as well as the notion of eliminating private insurance, which she noted that some people like.

07.10.2019 - 21:10 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Americans are sick of hearing from politicians that we can’t afford clean water, upgraded infrastructure, healthcare, education, etc. I’m running for president to end regime change wars/the new cold war/arms race and redirect our country’s resources to caring for our people.

15.09.2019 - 19:45 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

Your ability to get insulin or see a doctor shouldn’t depend on how generous a billionaire is feeling today. Employers stripping healthcare, either by taking it away or worsening it, is just part of the casual dehumanization of working people to increase returns for the rich.

15.09.2019 - 19:39 [ Business Insider ]

Whole Foods is cutting medical benefits for hundreds of part-time workers

A 15-year employee of Whole Foods said she was devastated by the news.

She told Business Insider in an interview that her family was covered by the health-insurance plan she is enrolled in through her job at Whole Foods.

She said she would have to increase her hours to become eligible for full-time benefits and pay for childcare, or shop for a new and potentially more expensive health-insurance plan on the private marketplace.

15.09.2019 - 19:30 [ USA Today ]

Bernie Sanders bashes Joe Biden, embraces Trump supporter during Nevada campaign stop

The exchange started combatively, with Sanders and Herron shouting over each other about the state of the health care system.

But it ended with the pair locked in a half-hug, as Sanders asked Herron to help him take on entrenched corporate health care interests.

15.09.2019 - 19:16 [ Annie Grayer, on the trail for @CNN covering the 2020 presidential election / Twitter ]

During a town hall in Carson City, Nevada today, a deeply personal moment happened between @BernieSanders and a veteran who has stage four Huntington’s disease and is $139,000 in debt. I was at the event and shared what I saw with @donlemon on @CNNTonight, making my TV debut

(13.09.2019)

14.09.2019 - 22:19 [ theGazette.com ]

For Tulsi Gabbard, ‚wasteful‘ foreign policy at root of all other issues

“Every time your local city council member, your state representative, your member of Congress tells you there’s not enough money to make sure we have clean water, there’s not enough money to have quality health care for all … there’s just not enough money to make sure our kids have the tools they need to get the best education possible,” that’s the cost of current foreign policy, said Gabbard, who is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

In the 18 years since Sept. 11, 2001, taxpayers have spent $6 trillion for the War on Terror, she said. The bill continues to go up at a rate of $4 billion a month for the war in Afghanistan.

14.09.2019 - 09:21 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

And guess what: if you also believe in a free + open democratic society, where people are treated humanely and don’t die over $300 insulin or needless war, they’ll call you a communist too. Well, they don’t scare us or shake our focus. We are going to build a better world.

07.08.2019 - 17:30 [ NewStatesman.com ]

The computer will see you now

“We started 20 years back. I didn’t even know we were doing AI then. It was only three or four years ago when someone said: ‘That’s whatyou’re doing.’”

27.07.2019 - 14:06 [ NowThis ‏/ Twitter ]

‘Many people know that I was working in a restaurant when I got elected, but they don’t know why.’ — Rep. @AOC opened up about her family’s struggle and her father’s battle with lung cancer in a hearing on affordable health care

21.07.2019 - 16:20 [ The Young Turks / Youtube ]

This Candidate Is P*SSED Off And Ready For Change

Aeiramique Glass Blake is running to make a change in Washington. Brooke Thomas and Aeiramique Glass Blake, hosts of The Conversation, break it down.

21.07.2019 - 16:05 [ The Young Turks / Youtube ]

#TYT #TheYoungTurks #TheConversation Progressive Candidate Ready To Reform Democratic Party!

Jose Caballero is tired of the poor leadership from establishment Democrats! Brooke Thomas and Jose Caballero, hosts of The Conversation, break it down.

17.07.2019 - 19:57 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

You can’t change a corrupt system by taking its money. Today I am calling on every Democratic candidate to join us in rejecting money from the insurance and drug industries. #MedicareForAll

14.07.2019 - 19:31 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Foreign policy is inseparable from domestic issues because as long as we are wasting trillions of dollars on regime change wars, the new cold war & nuclear arms race, we will not have the money for infrastructure, health care, clean water, education, and other needs of our people

14.07.2019 - 19:23 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

This is why we are going to defeat Trump: Working people are sick and tired of working more for less. They’re tired of 3 people owning more wealth than the bottom half. They’re tired of not being able to afford health care.

03.07.2019 - 10:36 [ Tulsi Gabbard ‏/ Twitter ]

I understand the importance of national security as well as the high cost of war. As president, I’ll redirect the money now wasted in regime change wars & new cold war into healthcare, a green economy, education, & much more.

28.06.2019 - 08:57 [ teleSUR ]

Bernie Sanders Dem Debate: Education, Health Care For All

Around 100 professors from public and private universities across the U.S. endorsed Wednesday Sander’s proposal to cancel the nation’s student debt that has ratcheted up to US$1.6 trillion.

23.06.2019 - 13:38 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

The corporate wing of the party thinks we’re an “existential threat” because we want to: -Make health care a right -Break up big banks -Save the planet -Make college tuition-free -End endless wars -Make the wealthy pay their fair share If that makes us a „threat,” so be it.

13.06.2019 - 08:21 [ Josh Fox, Oscar-nominated director of GASLAND / Twitter ]

This is the speech I’ve been waiting to hear all my life. Thank you @BernieSanders for standing up for economic equality for all Americans!

13.06.2019 - 08:15 [ New York Times ]

Bernie Sanders Calls His Brand of Socialism a Pathway to Beating Trump

Mr. Trump has repeatedly called Mr. Sanders “crazy” and extrapolated the socialist label to all Democrats. He and other Republicans have seized on proposals like “Medicare for all” to portray Democrats as far out of the mainstream, signaling clearly that it will be a major line of attack in the general election.

Speaking in a small theater on the campus of George Washington University, Mr. Sanders struck back at these negative characterizations.

13.06.2019 - 08:08 [ CNN ]

Bernie Sanders makes the case for democratic socialism as Trump attacks and moderate Democrats worry

President Donald Trump is attacking it. Moderate Democratic candidates are warning against it, too. But in a speech Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders leaned in to his democratic socialist vision, casting his policies as the „unfinished business“ of the New Deal era, and argued that the nation must embrace his politics in order to defeat rising global authoritarianism.

01.06.2019 - 13:11 [ teleSUR English ‏/ Twitter ]

#FromTheSouth News Bits | Mass protests in #Honduras against the government of president Juan Orlando Hernandez have been met with heavy police repression. Our correspondent in Honduras @GildateleSUR has the story. #FueraJOH

01.06.2019 - 13:06 [ safetravelsmagazine.com ]

Travel Advice: Violent protests and disruption amid ongoing 48-hour strike in Honduras – advice and info

A 48-hour strike that is set to end later today (Friday) has lead to violent protests and widespread disruption in Honduras. People are striking against government plans to privatise education and healthcare.

28.04.2019 - 12:18 [ CEPR.net ]

Economic Sanctions as Collective Punishment: The Case of Venezuela

We find that the sanctions have inflicted, and increasingly inflict, very serious harm to human life and health, including an estimated more than 40,000 deaths from 2017–2018; and that these sanctions would fit the definition of collective punishment of the civilian population as described in both the Geneva and Hague international conventions, to which the US is a signatory. They are also illegal under international law and treaties which the US has signed, and would appear to violate US law as well.

28.04.2019 - 12:16 [ Independent.co.uk ]

US sanctions on Venezuela responsible for ‚tens of thousands‘ of deaths, claims new report

As many as 40,000 people may have died in Venezuela as a result of US sanctions that made it harder for ordinary citizens to access food, medicine and medical equipment, a new report has claimed.

The report, published by the Centre for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) a progressive, Washington DC-based think tank, says those deaths took place following the imposition of sanctions in the summer of 2017.

15.03.2019 - 12:51 [ Tulsi Gabbard ‏/ Twitter ]

As president, I will end the US policy of regime change wars, work to end the new cold war/nuclear arms race, & put the trillions of $ wasted on these wars back in the pockets of the American people & needs of our communities. tulsi.to/PeaceDividend #TULSI2020 #MedicareForAll

13.01.2019 - 16:56 [ Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party / Twitter ]

The political elite and establishment have let people down across our country. #Marr

03.11.2018 - 20:34 [ WikiLeaks / Twitter ]

What are the effects of refugee publisher @JulianAssange being exposed to eighteen signal jammers (3 clusters, six antennas per cluster) in a confined space 24/7 for seven months? This paper offers a glimpse

03.11.2018 - 20:32 [ Journal of Biomedial Physics & Engineering ]

Exposure to Radiofrequency Radiation Emitted from Common Mobile Phone Jammers Alters the Pattern of Muscle Contractions: an Animal Model Study

These findings support early reports which indicated a wide variety of non-thermal effects of electromagnetic radiation on amphibians including the effects on the pattern of muscle extractions.

03.11.2018 - 01:22 [ teleSUR ]

Brazil: Bolsonaro Threatens to Cut Ties With Cuba

In an interview published by Correio Braziliense newspaper, Bolsonaro criticized the Cuban-supported Mais Medicos (More Doctors) program, founded in 2013, under which over 11,000 Cuban doctors work in impoverished or remote parts of Brazil in an effort to expand the country’s healthcare coverage.

23.10.2018 - 18:12 [ Claire McCaskill ‏/ Twitter ]

Uh oh. Like the sun coming up in the morning. Tax cuts for the wealthy… now Rs planning cuts to Social Security and Medicare to cover the increasing deficit they caused. Not on my watch. Republicans Set Sights On Cutting Social Security

(17.10.2018)

21.10.2018 - 14:14 [ Telegraph,co.uk ]

More than 40 MPs warn Theresa May that she must fix the Universal Credit system with an injection of £2 billion

More than a dozen ministers and government aides and one of the Conservatives‘ biggest donors have joined Tory backbenchers lobbying for a cash boost to the Government’s new welfare scheme, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose.

A string of senior government figures have privately warned Conservative whips that Philip Hammond must provide additional funding for Universal Credit in next week’s Budget.

21.10.2018 - 13:46 [ Kathie Bennet / Twitter ]

an ambulance was called for my niece who has a brain tumour at 4.30 am, the ambulance got to her at 6.15 am,

this is what the fucking tories have done, unless your rich, help is limited, i live 58 miles from her my sister is in bits how is this even happening in 2018

21.10.2018 - 13:44 [ Ellie Baker ‏/ Twittter ]

my father a formerly fit man at 74 ,had a stroke and collapsed they didn’t even turn up for him,told my elderly mum .to get a taxi

..only she was unable to lift him sister had to leave work and take him in, so much for acting quickly and calling 999 he survived and is improving

21.10.2018 - 13:39 [ Express.co.uk ]

What is Universal Credit: Who is entitled to Universal Credit? Will it be scrapped?

The use of food banks has risen since Universal Credit’s introduction.

The Trussell Trust said in April it gave out a record 1.3m old parcels to 666,000 people in 2017 to 2018, an increase of 13 percent on the previous year.

And the charity revealed its food banks operating in areas where Universal Credit had been rolled out were four time as busy as in other parts of the UK.

21.10.2018 - 13:33 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

‘It wasn’t planned but it was very wanted. I was crying when they wheeled me in, I woke up crying after’ – How Universal Credit rules force women into abortions

(4.5.2018) She and her partner discovered, almost halfway through the pregnancy, that the government no longer paid out child tax credit and the child element of universal credit for more than two children.

The rule applies to babies born after 6th April 2017 and it’s been widely condemned by women’s rights organisations, religious leaders and child poverty campaigners.

12.05.2018 - 14:54 [ Wikileaks / Twitter ]

June 19: WikiLeaks publisher @JulianAssange marks 6 years in Ecuador’s Embassy in London—detained in the UK without charge, denied healthcare & sunlight, and now gagged & isolated, for documenting the world. Join the solidarity vigil 11am-8pm, speeches from 6pm.