Healthcare Crisis: Bernie Sanders Blasts U.S. System as “Totally Broken”

Washington, D.C., April 17, 2024 – Senator Bernie Sanders delivered a poignant critique of the U.S. health care system during a recent address at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Calling the system “totally broken,” Sanders highlighted the inadequacies of a system primarily focused on generating profits for insurance and drug companies rather than ensuring universal and cost-effective healthcare for all Americans. Addressing an audience at the prestigious Harvard institution, Sanders emphasized the …

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Immigrants Benefit Social Security by Paying Into System, Contrary to Trump’s Claims

Jacksonville, Florida – Former President Donald Trump criticized President Joe Biden in a fundraising email, claiming that granting legal status to undocumented immigrants would have a detrimental impact on Social Security. The email from Trump’s campaign committee and the Republican National Committee warned about the potential consequences of mass amnesty, stating that it could lead to the destruction of Social Security. However, experts argue that Trump’s claims are misleading, emphasizing that undocumented immigrants are not …

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Debt: Michigan Health Care System Takes Action to Ease Medical Debt Burden

Detroit, Michigan – The burden of medical debt in the United States continues to weigh heavily on millions of Americans, with Michigan being no exception. As individuals struggle to pay off medical bills, health care systems in Michigan are implementing programs to help alleviate this financial strain. One particular Michigan health care system has taken a proactive approach to address the issue of medical debt. By offering financial assistance and flexible payment plans, they aim …

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Enrollment Drop Threatens County Health System Stability Amidst Medi-Cal Losses

Santa Clara County, located in California, is facing a concerning situation as low-income residents are losing their state-sponsored health care coverage at a time when the demand for services in the public hospital system is surging. The number of Medi-Cal members in the county has declined from 458,000 to 425,000 between June 2023 and January of the following year, according to a recent report. Health advocates are emphasizing the importance of insuring these individuals to …

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Hackers Target Top Digital Health Care Payment System, Experts Analyze Incident

Syracuse, NY – Security experts are delving into the recent cybersecurity breach of a prominent digital healthcare payment system. The breach resulting in the system being taken down has caused widespread concern within the healthcare industry. The targeted attack highlights the vulnerability of digital systems in managing sensitive healthcare data. Experts are working to understand the hackers’ methods and motives in order to better defend against future breaches. The compromised system, responsible for processing healthcare …

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Tax Hikes Loom for Mississippi Municipalities as Retirement System Funding Bill Fizzles

JACKSON, Miss. – City and county governments in Mississippi are facing a tough decision after a bill that would have decreased the employer contribution to the state retirement system for government workers failed to pass. Supporters of the proposal warn that without this change, local governments may have to resort to raising taxes or cutting employees to make up for the increased costs. House bill 1590, which did not move forward in the Senate committee …

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Nebraska Republicans Seek Change to Electoral College System for 2024 Election

Lincoln, Nebraska – Former President Donald Trump and Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen are advocating for a change in how Nebraska allocates its Electoral College votes, a move that could potentially benefit Trump in the 2024 presidential election. Unlike most states, Nebraska distributes its Electoral College votes based on congressional district winners, awarding one vote per district. The current system has allowed Democratic candidates to secure an Electoral College vote from Nebraska’s Omaha-based district in recent …

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**Tornado Outbreak:** 8 Million People at Risk as Powerful Storm System Threatens Midwest and East Coast

Cincinnati, Ohio – More than 8 million people in the Southeast to the Ohio Valley region are facing the threat of powerful tornadoes as a severe thunderstorm event intensifies on Tuesday. This storm system is expected to bring damaging winds, hail larger than golf balls, and the potential for intense, long-track tornadoes across several states. On Monday, the severe thunderstorms associated with this system impacted parts of Texas to Illinois, resulting in reports of multiple …

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Health Economist Amy Finkelstein Discusses Equity in American Health Care System at University of Michigan Event

Ann Arbor, Michigan – About 60 individuals gathered at Robertson Auditorium in the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan to listen to Amy Finkelstein discuss disparities within the American health care system and her book, “We’ve Got You Covered: Rebooting American Health Care.” Finkelstein, an economics Ph.D. holder and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, highlighted the policy issues contributing to the lack of health care coverage for nearly 30 million …

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