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zoe-fitzgerald-carter's picture
Jan.10.2011
In a hugely disappointing move, the Obama administration has abruptly backed away from supporting a frank and open discussion about end-of-life planning between doctors and their elderly patients. Only three days after implementing a new regulation that provided Medicare coverage for doctors...
sonya-huber's picture
Oct.28.2010
"My mom has vowed to keep insurance coverage for her employees…. And every year or so she wastes weeks of her life and productivity in a struggle to win her employees some health coverage, even if it ends up being substandard and constantly changing….So, like many small-business people, my mom...
molly-secours's picture
Sep.01.2009
As someone who has built a life and a profession around fighting, it feels odd to say "I quit".  Don't get me wrong. I'm not quitting life. Quite the opposite.  Having over identified with the persona of an activist and a fighter, I have fallen prey to the all-too-common notion that if I'...
secretagentwoman's picture
Aug.29.2009
It's time to get serious. I know, it may not be fun, but our healthcare system is slowly collapsing and I am concerned that if we don't create change now, it's going to be much more dire in 5, 10, or 15 years from now. Truth be told, I am a nurse and have been for 15 years; before I was a nurse, I...
molly-secours's picture
Aug.27.2009
In August of 2005 over 200,000 of the sickest and most vulnerable people in Tennessee were cut from Tenncare, the state funded medical insurance program.  The short film features portraits by photojournalist Joon Powell, narrated by Minton Sparks with vocals and music by Maura O'Connell, John Prine...
molly-secours's picture
Aug.26.2009
Yesterday I was thinking about some of the most recent insanity and vitriol surrounding the healthcare debate--if you can call it debating--but who isn't? And how less than two years ago I was getting up every morning wondering if I would recover from the brutal cocktail of chemotherapy I was...
deborah-monahan's picture
Aug.14.2009
Last week CNN repeatedly aired video of a woman dragging her son through a drug store. The woman told the investigating police officers that the reason she couldn't pick up her pre-schooler and carry him was because she was too weak to do so. Apparently, she has the autoimmune disorder, lupus, a...