Friday July 20, 2018
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BY Jess Schwartz | New York, NY | 7/05/18
On June 5, fashion designer Kate Spade died via suicide. Three days later, chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain also committed suicide. Along with his TV show, Bourdain was a supporter of Palestine and the #MeToo movement, as well as openly criticizing Henry Kissinger for his foreign policy.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 6/26/17
On Monday, June 26, the Congressional Budget Office or CBO released its analysis of the Senate Republicans’ bill meant to repeal the Affordable Care Act (the ACA, often called Obamacare).
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BY staff | Providence, RI | 5/31/17
Over 100 Twin River Casino workers gathered inside the Rhode Island state house on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 30.
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BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 3/14/17
On Monday, March 13, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its report on the proposed American Health Care Act or ACHA.
BY staff | Fridley, MN | 8/03/15
On July 14, 345 Hospital Workers at Unity Hospital in Fridley, a first ring suburb of Minneapolis, voted by a roughly 60% majority to join SEIU Healthcare MN. The new bargaining unit includes Nursing Assistants, Dietary Aides, Patient Care Techs, Health Unit Coordinators, Environmental Services Aides and other job classes.
BY staff | Havana, Cuba | 1/07/14
Cuba ended 2013 with an infant mortality rate of 4.2 per 1000 live births, the lowest level in the socialist island's history. Cuba’s infant mortality rate was significantly better than neighboring Caribbean and Latin American countries and even better than the U.S. infant mortality rate, which was estimated at 5.2 for 2013.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 10/04/13
On Oct. 1, millions of Americans without health insurance overloaded the opening of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or so-called Obamacare) online exchanges.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 8/05/13
After rallying in front of Morrill Hall, the administration building, workers headed upstairs to the office of President Kahler to deliver about 1300 signed petitions demanding the university drop proposed changes to the health care plan. The administration’s proposed attack on the health care plan would have some workers pay more premiums and significantly increase out of pocket medical costs for all university employees.
BY Masao Suzuki | South Carolina | 7/24/13
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has been criticized for its slow response to an outbreak of tuberculosis (TB) which has infected more than 100 people in rural Greenwood County, South Carolina since last March.
BY Tom Burke | Grand Rapids, MI | 7/02/13
Giving new meaning to ‘soldiers of solidarity,’ U.S. veterans joined fired health care workers to rally in front of the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans on the afternoon of July 1.
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