What the US health care system assumes about you | Mitchell Katz

A few years ago, I was taking care of a woman who was a victim of violence. I wanted her to be seen in a clinic that specialized in trauma survivors. I made the appointment myself because, being the director of the department, I knew if I did it, she would get an appointment right […]

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Rev. William Barber: “We must deal with the reality of poverty”

Rev. William Barber: “We must deal with the reality of poverty”

Republicans tend to racialize poverty. Democrats tend to run from poverty. We must deal with the reality of poverty. We can talk about everything else, but we have to deal with the reality of poverty. And we not only want a debate; we have put forward a moral poverty justice budget. There’s no scarcity of […]

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Do We Deserve To Live Without Fear of Crushing Poverty?

Do We Deserve To Live Without Fear of Crushing Poverty?

(somber music) – When I first heard about UBI, I was so excited about the simplicity (laughs) of the idea. Like, people don’t have enough money. Let’s give them money. Actually having a universal basic income in this country would require restructuring our entire economy and our entire economic system to make that work. It’s […]

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Social Security: Universal or selective? (1971) – with Milton Friedman and Wilbur Cohen | ARCHIVES

Social Security: Universal or selective?  (1971) – with Milton Friedman and Wilbur Cohen | ARCHIVES

Narrator: Washington debates for the ’70s. A series of debates designed to bring together for an open exchange of views and opinions, outstanding authorities on vital issues facing the world of the ’70s. The topic, “Social Security: Universal or selective.” Now, here is Peter Hackett. Peter Hackes: In our society, people are living longer than […]

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How Pfizer is supporting SDG #3: Good Health and Well-being | Caroline Roan

How Pfizer is supporting SDG #3: Good Health and Well-being | Caroline Roan

We were proud to sign on to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. For us goal number three is our north star: “Good health and well-being.” Every day our scientists are working to discover, develop and bring to market medicines and vaccines that help people live longer and healthier lives. And for us goal number three […]

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Austin Homeless Man Shares Powerful Prophecy and on Criminalizing Homelessness

Austin Homeless Man Shares Powerful Prophecy and on Criminalizing Homelessness

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Universal Health Coverage: a goal all countries can reach

Universal Health Coverage: a goal all countries can reach

Modern health care can work miracles. It can contribute to increased prosperity and security. Health care is taken for granted in rich countries but not in the rest of the world where health care remains expensive, remote and of poor quality. Too many people suffer ill-health or even die because they cannot get the treatment […]

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Tennessee Doctor’s New Approach to Healthcare

Tennessee Doctor’s New Approach to Healthcare

[Music]>>Robert: When I started this clinic, I was hoping that more doctors would follow my lead and join me maybe even part time but no one did and in fact over the last 8 years, it seems I’ve become somewhat of a pariah or an outcast. When I used to work in the ER, I […]

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Rebecca Onie: What if our healthcare system kept us healthy?

Rebecca Onie: What if our healthcare system kept us healthy?

Translator: Timothy Covell Reviewer: Morton Bast So my freshman year of college I signed up for an internship in the housing unit at Greater Boston Legal Services. Showed up the first day ready to make coffee and photocopies, but was paired with this righteous, deeply inspired attorney named Jeff Purcell, who thrust me onto the […]

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Universal Basic Income Explained – Free Money for Everybody? UBI

Universal Basic Income Explained – Free Money for Everybody? UBI

What if the state covered your cost of living, would you still go to work? Go back to school? Not work at all? What would you do? This concept is called a universal basic income or UBI And it’s nothing less than the most ambitious social policy of our times in 2017, basic income is […]

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