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: 800 Down in Minnesota, 47 Million More to Go Nationwide
This fight for a decent job with affordable health care coverage is not a question of should; it's a question of how and when.
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: An Open Letter to CNA/NNOC Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro
This week, healthcare workers in Ohio saw their dreams of forming a union derailed after the California Nurses Association bombarded workers with wildly false and misleading leaflets.
Just Work: In the Trenches of a Sicko Nation
Dr. Vaughn Whittaker
African Americans have the highest rates of death due to diabetes; heart disease; and breast, lung, and colon cancer. These numbers haven't improved since I came to America.
: Barack Obama is the Fundamental Change Working America Needs
For people like me, the prospect for real change in America is not just a trendy news story. It's about building a real future for our families, and guaranteeing economic security for those of us who work hard and play by the rules.
: CA's Healthcare Plan, a Good Choice for Working Families
My parents back in Pakistan sacrificed everything so that I could begin a life determined by choice. In America, one should not have to choose between health care and basic necessities.
: Do the Write Thing
Ursula Epps and Alba Vasquez
We might not be able to provide as much for our children as those producers and CEOs at the top, but we will do whatever we must to achieve our own American dream.
: Thankful to be Home this Thanksgiving
While I'm still processing all the lessons I learned from my time in Iraq, one thing stands out: I am more thankful than ever before for the simple things in life.
All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth...or Perhaps Some Preventative Dental Care
Mary Kay Henry
President, Service Employees International Union
I can't believe this is what we've come to: healthcare as a stocking stuffer.
: What's Non-Essential About Home Care?
There's really no question about it. For the fully disabled 83-year-old woman for whom I am a personal care assistant, the work that I do is essential.
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: The Golden Years?
I'd like to think that Carlyle will improve on some of the problems with Manor Care's nursing homes, but I'm afraid it may lead to even shoddier care.
: What If You Get Sick?
Barbara Principe, Ph.D.
Terminal cancer can rob too many Americans of a full life. The least we can do is ensure that the final months are spent in the way the person chooses.
: Unjust End
Elirose Pierre-Louis died from an illness that could have been managed and from a working situation that should have been avoided. We know Eli died because she was poor.
: Get Out of the Passenger Seat -- It's Our Time to Drive
There's a basic truth to our democratic system: our elected leaders are only as good as we push them to be. We must take this responsibility seriously.
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