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The UAW and Health Care

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On September 28, 2019
Not that anyone cares anymore, but the United Auto Workers strike is entering its third week tomorrow. I was on NPR’s Weekend Edition today to talk about the UAW and health care, a major issue in the conflict. The UAW has managed to hold onto the principle of workers paying nearly nothing for health insurance. […]
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America, How Ya Doing?

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On December 31, 2018
2018: What a year: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for example, reported in November that life expectancy for the average American ticked downward for the third year in a row. The news attracted a storm of attention, given the record number of suicides and surging drug overdoses driving the trend — despite progress […]
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Turns out a great way to die is to get caught up in the American system of ethnic cleansing and then be exposed to the nation’s terrible medical care while rotting away in our carceral system, all systems that discriminate against people of color. Poor medical care contributed to more than half of the deaths […]
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I don’t see how there is any interpretation of people camping out to get free health care other than an indictment of the complete failure of American capitalism to distribute resources where necessary for people to live dignified lives. Shanda King pulled on a second pair of pants and a fleece sweatshirt before heading out […]
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