It’s time to stop “magical thinking” about the insurance companies

It’s time to stop “magical thinking” about the insurance companies

“The truth: Because we have many private insurers, none of them—not even the big ones like Aetna—have enough leverage with drug companies and huge hospital systems to strike a decent bargain on behalf of their customers. Yet we continue to be deceived by industry propagandists like I used to be and hold as a tenet of faith that competition among our many insurers will somehow magically control costs.

Street Medics: Health care justice on the streets of Cleveland

Street Medics: Health care justice on the streets of Cleveland

The local group for Street Medics, Rust Belt Medics, has trained and mobilized well over 100 volunteers to provide first aid to protesters and others caught up in events at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week. The history of Street Medics dates back to their origins in 1964 in the Civil Rights Movement