The Fleecing of Single-Payer in Vermont: Are Americans too stupid to understand universal health coverage as some health economists think?

What began with a bang in 2011 ended with a whimper last month when Governor Peter Shumlin tabled legislation that would have brought the nation’s first tax financed, unified health system to the state of Vermont. Shumlin, who narrowly won reelection in a too close to call race by vote … Read More

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a day of service, celebration and reflection on this country’s progress towards equality and justice.  Dr. King is attributed for stating, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” I have looked into finding out the origin of … Read More

Health Disparities Round-Up – January 9, 2015

Just in case you missed it, here’s some of the latest health disparities news, posts and reports from this past week. U.S. News: Uninsured Rate Falls With Affordable Care Act, Poll Finds – “Since the Affordable Care Act—which expanded Medicaid to more people and provides nationwide coverage based on a … Read More

Why the Long History of Institutional Racism Matters

Is the lack of grand jury indictments in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner really a surprise? If we take a look at the history of structural racism imbedded in not just the US law enforcement system but also the treatment of Black Americans by our medical institutions; … Read More

Who will fight for your health in 2015 if you won’t?

The coming of the New Year is marked by pulling our holiday decorations off the mantel, car buying season and of course the ceremonial testimony of “New Me!” However old you are, that is likely near the number of “New Me” statements that have passed your lips at the stroke … Read More