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Universal medical care, poverty in the USA, and some solutions
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Global push to guarantee health coverage leaves U.S. behind

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“This is truly a global movement,” said Dr. Julio Frenk, a former health minister in Mexico and dean of the Harvard School of Public Health. “As countries advance, they are realizing that creating universal health care systems is a necessity for long-term economic development.”

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Class, Social Justice, Healthcare, and Human Suffering

So it turns out that Politicalprof has been really, really sick for the last week. (This has made for a troubled week at the Politicalprof home, since the cycle was Babyprof (hit hard), Mrs. Prof...
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Wall Photos: Sad state of affairs

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Invest in yourself: support the Massachusetts medical care trust

Invest in yourself: support the Massachusetts medical care trust | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it

Public trust of funds for our state's medical care that is for the common good, and not for profit. Let's take their profits and put them into our healthcare.

 

Single payer:one source of payment, like the head of a household, for all the different services used every day. Fewer bills, fewer mistakes, less money to keep it running.-MRP

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Former Reagan Advisor: “The United States is a low-tax country”

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How Much Of Your Yearly Salary Would A Life-Saving Surgery Cost You?

How Much Of Your Yearly Salary Would A Life-Saving Surgery Cost You? | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
The cost of not dying is too damn high!...

 

Far more than your annual salary in many cases...

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Guess What Percentage Of American Children Are Living In Poverty. Seriously, Guess.

Guess What Percentage Of American Children Are Living In Poverty. Seriously, Guess. | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it

Numbers like this make you wonder how much longer the United States is even going to count as a "developed country."


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Citizens United, Meet the REAL Citizens United

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by SEAN SIPERSTEIN, Huffington Post

Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens may be retired, but he's clearly lost none of the verve that saw him through 35 years on the court and landmark opinions for the ages like his scathing dissent in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Fittingly enough, the number of cities, towns and state legislatures joining him to condemn the court's decision to hand unprecedented power over our democracy to the corporate elite seems to grow by the day.

 

This week, citizens around the nation are taking actions to spotlight that rising tide and the grassroots movement that is driving it. At a time when the obscene amount of money that went into Wisconsin's recall elections has reminded us once again just what Citizens United has wrought, Resolutions Week events will remind America that democracy is alive and kicking in the growing momentum for the ultimate solution to the auctioning of our democracy: a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and related cases.

 

This May, Rhode Island became the fifth state legislature to demand a constitutional amendment to restore free and fair elections to the American people. A resolution to that effect overwhelmingly passed the Rhode Island General Assembly, while more than 200 cities and towns across the country have passed similar resolutions at the local level. Many more states, including California and Massachusetts, and local communities are waiting in the wings. [MORE]


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Mass. Lawmaker: Health Care Costs 'No. 1 Concern' For Patients - WBUR

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WBURMass. Lawmaker: Health Care Costs 'No. 1 Concern' For PatientsWBURThese findings come as state lawmakers are trying to get rising health care costs under control, and last week the Massachusetts House approved a bill meant to do just that.
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Turning Poverty Into an American Crime

A GREAT article....

Turning Poverty Into an American Crime...by BARBARA EHRENREICH

 

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AGD supports equal access to oral health care for all Americans - Dentistry IQ | Chief Dental Consulting Services

AGD supports equal access to oral health care for all Americans - Dentistry IQ | Chief Dental Consulting Services | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
AGD supports equal access to oral health care for all Americans ...: AGD supports equal access to oral health ca...

 

Support for the Sanders amendment to provide dental care for all.

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FactCheck.org : Health Care for Members of Congress?

FactCheck.org : Health Care for Members of Congress? | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it

Same for all federal employees...top to bottom.

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St. Paul rec centers, libraries to offer free meals to children - TwinCities.com

by DANYA P HERNANDEZ, Pioneer Press

 

"St. Paul Parks and Recreation and St. Paul Public Library have partnered with St. Paul Public School Nutrition Services to offer free meals to children 18 years old or younger during the summer." -- Danya P Hernandez

 

Why is it that our cities can provide over 80,000 meals to children, but corporations, that earn hundreds of millions of dollars in profit, cannot pay ALL of their employees better than poverty wages?  -- Jessica English 

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Poorer nations push for universal health coverage as U.S. squabbles

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"In other words, we must replace our existing system sustained by fear, greed and ignorance with one that is fair, inclusive, efficient, effective and mission-driven. Such transformation has occurred elsewhere."-MRP

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Pentagon chief says all services will review mental diagnoses since 2001 - Washington Post

Pentagon chief says all services will review mental diagnoses since 2001 - Washington Post | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
Pentagon chief says all services will review mental diagnoses since 2001Washington PostPanetta's answer marked the first time that the Pentagon chief had said publicly that he had requested the review by all the services.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Fattening Kids And Lobbyist Wallets

INFOGRAPHIC: Fattening Kids And Lobbyist Wallets | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it

By Suzanne Merkelson, Republic Report

 

Child health advocates are losing the war over school lunches and that’s because they face exceptionally strong adversaries: the food and beverage industry. While it’s pretty obvious that more vegetables and less sugar at lunch would be a good start to healthier kids, we’ve recently seen Congress declare pizza a vegetable and kill a plan to reduce sugar, salt, and fat in foods marketed to children, while 24 states and five cities have seen efforts to tax sugary drinks fail. As Reuters tells us in a recent special report on childhood obesity and lobbying, 50 different food and beverage groups have spent $175 million lobbying on childhood nutritional standards since Obama took office — more than double the $83 million spent during the Bush Administration’s last three years.

 

As United Republic’s Jasper McChesney shows in the infographic below, it’s pretty evident that money has everything to do with government’s failure to help protect our kids’ health — when they need money from rich industries to campaign, they can’t effectively regulate those industries.


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Sanders Releases Explosive Bailout List

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$4 trillion of the 2008 bailout went to banks and businesses of 18 Federal Reserve directors. Bernie Sanders releases their names.
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Wall Photos

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Did Republicans Deliberately Crash the US Economy?

Did Republicans Deliberately Crash the US Economy? | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
Democrats are arguing that the real culprit for the economic woes is the Republican Party.

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UNICEF - Press centre - Tens of millions of children living in poverty in the world’s richest countries

UNICEF - Press centre - Tens of millions of children living in poverty in the world’s richest countries | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it

Report from Unicef showing the USA holds second place for most impoverished children in the industrialized world.

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Sick in Massachusetts

Views on health care costs and quality.by WBUR in Health & Medicine and Research...

 

It costs too much and poor people still have it harder. And the cost is scary to all of us when we face it. -MRP

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Homeless feeding bans: Well-meaning policy or war on the poor? - Los Angeles Times

Homeless feeding bans: Well-meaning policy or war on the poor? - Los Angeles Times | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
USA TODAYHomeless feeding bans: Well-meaning policy or war on the poor?
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Welfare debates must be wrestled away from obsessions with ...

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Rich Democracies, Poor People: How Politics Explain Poverty. David Brady. Oxford University Press USA. August 2009. Find this book: How is it possible that poverty still exists in societies of unprecedented wealth and means ...
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OpEdNews - Article: Single Payer: Moving Forward In The States

OpEdNews - Article: Single Payer: Moving Forward In The States | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
Single payer remains the only common sense solution to our health care crisis -- no matter what the Supreme Court rules on the Affordable Care Act. The states continue to move forward. Vermont was first.

 

Minnesota!

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Healthcare, reproductive rights divide US, Canada in poll

Healthcare, reproductive rights divide US, Canada in poll | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it

"The poll showed....The United States ranked sixth among the 19 countries in the Group of 20 economies, excluding the European Union economic grouping, in the global survey of 370 recognized gender specialists.

Germany, Britain, Australia and France followed Canada in that order, while India, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia polled the worst."

 

Lack of Universal coverage is adding to our problem....

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