Death to Public Programs: Pro-Privatization Hawk to Head Medicaid
With Seema Verma appointed Trump’s head of Medicare and Medicaid, we can expect the acceleration of privatization and dismantling of current government health insurance programs. In the coming months, millions will face the threat of losing their minimal coverage.
Tre KwonJanuary 14, 2017
The Struggle for Abortion Rights in Ireland
Women in Ireland still do not have the right to an abortion and the Catholic church continues to hold a central role in political life. What is the struggle for abortion rights like in Ireland and how does reformism weaken the struggle?
J. McAnultyDecember 7, 2016
Healthcare Workers, Stand up: Silence is Not Health
Thousands of public sector workers across the country went on strike yesterday, with the largest concentrations in Buenos Aires Province. Among them were faculty and professors , judicial employees , and healthcare workers. In several cities, their voices could be heard as they marched through the rain, shouting, “Unity and struggle for victory!”
Tre KwonApril 21, 2016
Health is Political
Left Voice presents an interview with Joan Benach, author of several texts on public health, who discusses public health as a primarily political question, determined by historical-structural factors. He describes the notion of social class and its relation to the health-illness binary as well as the processes of marketization that health care has been subjected to under neoliberal policies.
Left VoiceApril 15, 2016
Health Care Reform for Profit
During the first days of 2014, Obamacare was put into effect, the hard-promoted health care reform, pushed by US President Barack Obama since his first presidential campaign. Beyond its difficulties in implementation something is certain: the reform was designed to the measure of the big corporations. Itâ€™s well-known that the USA has one of the […]
Juan CFebruary 14, 2014