Tag: health care

Home /
img

The Growth of Nursing Unionism

By
|
In General
|
On August 27, 2019
You would have no way of knowing it, but it may surprise you that there are things happening today that do not revolve around idiot New York Times op-ed writers. One of them is the daily struggle of the working class that might sometimes deserve our attention. Some of those workers are nurses. And they […]
img

An Addendum on Ted Kennedy

By
|
In health care
|
On November 18, 2018
Greetings from Toronto Pierson (correction: Pearson) airport! I just read Erik’s take on Ted Kennedy, which is overall nicely balanced but also a bit incomplete. Erik significantly understates Kennedy’s pivotal role in expanding access to health care and protecting patients in the period before the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Kaiser […]
img
United Steelworkers president Leo Gerard has a good piece on the dangers of violence on the job that health care workers face. Working in a hospital, nursing home or ambulance is dangerous—sometimes fatally so. It’s not so much that a worker might catch a communicable disease, although that happens. The real danger comes from violent […]
img

Your Republican Party

By
|
In General
|
On December 3, 2017
Orrin Hatch with that iron-clad Republican logic: The lead author of the Senate Republican tax plan, Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah, said that the federal government no longer has the money to fund the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP. “The reason CHIP is having trouble [passing] is because we don’t […]
1 2 14
It is main inner container footer text