In addition to poor working conditions, unstable pay, and the lack of respect that are endemic to the care industry as a whole, care workers also face a unique legal barrier to obtaining just working conditions.
According to official DOD figures, 332,000 soldiers have suffered brain injuries since 2000. Many of these are mild traumatic brain injuries, a term that is profoundly misleading.
"I'm not asking for any handouts; I just want to stay alive," Susan said.
The AMA reiterated its support for the individual mandate, the most controversial part of President Barack Obama's signature 2012 health care reform.
It's no surprise that this week's meeting of America's Health Insurance Plans, the health insurance industry's national trade association, was greeted by a "welcoming committee."
A national precedent was set in Connecticut last week after lawmakers passed measures allowing paid sick days and the expansion of health care coverage.
The U.S. is one of the few nations in the industrialized world that do not guarantee health care.
Facing voter anger, Republican lawmakers across the country are screening questions at town hall meetings, holding "invitation only" gatherings, or deciding not to hold meetings at all.
Vermont's state Senate on Monday spotlighted how progressives can use the Affordable Health Care Act to introduce single-payer health care in states across the country.
Continuing a 30-year-long tradition, the Congressional Black Caucus April 14 presented its alternative budget for fiscal 2012 to the U.S. House of Representatives.