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Health care activists demand improved Medicare for all (with video)

"When you can keep 20 cents on the dollar in profit, and don't deliver healthcare for it, that truly is blood money."

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Benefit freeze to leave millions on Social Security out in the cold

"We urge Congress to act quickly to mitigate the devastating Medicare hikes headed for millions of Americans who can't afford them." 

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Up-close with the “pro-lifers” - and the need for Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood remains the only resource in terms of OB/GYN care for hundreds of thousands of women with few to no other options.

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California governor signs doctor-assisted death bill for terminal patients

California will now join Oregon, Washington, Vermont, and Montana in allowing physicians to prescribe lethal medications to terminally ill patients.

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Today in history: Meet the Blind Month

Blindness is not the characteristic that defines people or their future.

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Right wingers shift strategy: Government to stay open for now

Resolutions passed by large majorities in both houses guarantee that federal agencies will continue receiving their current levels of funding until December 11.

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EPI plan: Tax the rich, strengthen social security, rebuild infrastructure

By 2040, federal debt would be 54 percent of gross domestic product, not the present 74 percent - and less than debt proposed by right wingers.

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A decade after Katrina: what we’ve learned and refuse to learn

A decade later, the nation has made little progress in addressing the systemic problems Hurricane Katrina laid bare.

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Black Cat Appreciation Day: the perfect time to adopt

"Black cats are still the least likely to be adopted, and they need people to give them a chance."

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Ending Cuban blockade could improve U.S. health

If the current thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations leads to lifting the decades-long blockade, we will have access to life-saving drugs and vaccines now banned in the U.S.

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