Articles in Healthcare

Air Quality Has Long Been Overlooked, But It’s a Major Environmental Justice and Public Health Issue

From COVID to wildfires to vehicle smog, the air we breathe is dangerous, and we need a major public health campaign to educate people and provide masks—along with structural changes to address root causes.

Doctors Who Spread Medical Misinformation Should Lose Their Licenses. Why Don’t They?

Doctors have been some of the worst spreaders of medical misinformation in recent years. Why do most of them get away with it?

The Surgeon General Should Stop Telling People to Solve the Loneliness Crisis on Their Own

The Surgeon General, in recent comments about ‘Our epidemic of loneliness and isolation,’ gives individual solutions to what is a systemic problem that requires large-scale policy solutions.

We Can’t Make Healthcare Fair Until We Reject the Logic of Scarcity

In his new book, physician writer Ricardo Nuila uses the safety-net hospital where he works as a model for healthcare reform. It’s true that healthcare ought to be public, universal, and government funded, but to build a truly just healthcare system and a healthy society, we must reject the underlying logic of scarcity built into the healthcare system and the idea that healthcare is simply a transaction or a fair deal.

How a For-Profit Healthcare System Generates Mistrust of Medicine

Why is there so much distrust, mis- and disinformation, and conspiracy theory about medicine in the U.S.? Blame a system that nobody can trust to have their best interests at heart.

What Noise Pollution Is Doing To Us

Noise levels have pervasive and insidious effects on the health of our bodies as well as our communities.

Is There Anyone Worse Than a For-Profit Hospital Operator?

Hospital workers acting as predatory debt collectors is the inevitable result of mixing profit and healthcare.

How We Can Ease the Pain

As a nation in pain, we are sold pills for everything. What if we tried a different approach to ease our pain?

The Arguments Against Abortion Do Not Make Sense

A new anti-abortion book shows that the “pro-life” movement defends a bizarre, irrational morality that aims to turn back the sexual revolution and considers embryos equal to adults.

The ACA Marketplace Is a Scam Covered With the Veneer of “Choice”

Purchasing health insurance on the marketplace is so confusing that it is impossible for consumers to make rational choices.

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