Category: healthcare

Schools Are Not the Problem

Schools Are Not the Problem

If children are at more risk out of school than in school, then the problem isn’t school. If kids who aren’t in school are hungry, then increase funding to food pantries and community kitchens. (BTW–many public schools have been feeding kids all summer.) If kids who aren’t in school are in greater danger of abuse, then improve child protective services, […]

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Jon Hoadley, MI-06 Congressional candidate, fights to protect nurses and Michiganders during COVID-19

Jon Hoadley, MI-06 Congressional candidate, fights to protect nurses and Michiganders during COVID-19

Standing with nurses is nothing new for the current State Representative. But he’s pushing to do even more, now and in Congress. Jon Hoadley has always had deep respect and affection for nurses. He’s been recognized by the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) with their Legislative Champion Award, and has frequently spoken on legislator panels on behalf of nurses throughout his legislative […]

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I’m an ER doc. Here’s how Trump’s catastrophic failures endanger health workers and patients.

I’m an ER doc. Here’s how Trump’s catastrophic failures endanger health workers and patients.

Today’s post was written by Dr. Rob Davidson, executive director of the Committee to Protect Medicare. Dr. Davidson got national attention recently when he confronted Vice President Mike Pence over the Trump administration’s attacks on healthcare, particularly Medicaid: 1/2 I just ran into @VP Mike Pence at the Drake Diner in Des Moines. I confronted him about his damaging health […]

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U.S. Senator Gary Peters leads the charge to protect Michiganders and Americans during COVID-19 pandemic

U.S. Senator Gary Peters leads the charge to protect Michiganders and Americans during COVID-19 pandemic

He’s working every day to provide essential resources, relief and information — including two upcoming telephone town halls. Here in Michigan, we’re fortunate to have two Senators — Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow — who always put the best interests of their constituents first. They’re both doing great work during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but Sen. Peters in particular is […]

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Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases

In the Coronavirus crisis, look for the “Nurturers”

In a time when our national leadership is glaringly, terrifyingly absent–and in fact, has made a horrific situation even worse, if that’s possible–I’ve been most impressed with the abundance of natural leaders emerging all around us… Chefs like Cleveland’s Michael Symon, who is offering free cooking lessons on the Food Network’s Facebook feed every day at 5pm. He’s focusing on […]

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Healthcare: A Love/Hate Story…

Healthcare: A Love/Hate Story…

Amid all the murky and dramatic national conversations about the disaster that is our current healthcare system, one sometimes stumbles upon a moment of potential clarity. This is one of those moments… At a social event the other night, I met a person who worked for a large regional health insurance company. The conversation, naturally, came around to the topic […]

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Donald Trump still wants to take away your healthcare — and he’s still lying about it

Donald Trump still wants to take away your healthcare — and he’s still lying about it

Regular readers of Eclectablog may remember my personal Affordable Care Act (ACA) story — and the many others I shared over the last few years. There’s no denying that the ACA is saving lives and keeping people healthier. There’s also no denying that just like every other policy or law enacted by Barack Obama during his presidency, Donald Trump will […]

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Michigan Congressional candidate Dr. Rob Davidson knows what’s good for America’s health

Michigan Congressional candidate Dr. Rob Davidson knows what’s good for America’s health

Davidson sees a clear path to victory in Michigan’s 2nd Congressional District, because he knows how to listen to what people need. Being an emergency room (ER) physician working the night shift is an eye-opening experience, even when you know the ins and outs of the healthcare system. Dr. Rob Davidson has seen enough to know it’s time for a […]

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Making it personal: Dems in Michigan’s 9th Congressional District running effective ads tying their fight to healthcare

Making it personal: Dems in Michigan’s 9th Congressional District running effective ads tying their fight to healthcare

There are three primary issues that Democrats should be beating Republicans over the head with this election season: the lack of action by Republicans on Trump’s corruption and kleptocracy, Republicans giving a massive tax break to the super wealthy at the expense of pretty much all the rest of us, and Republican efforts to deny poor Americans access to affordable […]

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Organizations send open letter to Oscar Health: Stop transgender exclusions

Organizations send open letter to Oscar Health: Stop transgender exclusions

Oscar claims to be a “new kind of health insurance company” but engages in age-old discriminatory practices. Oscar Health seems to have an identity crisis. On the one hand, it is promoting itself as the kind of insurer that appeals to Millennials and does things differently — and seems to support LGBT equality with Pride Month-related messaging all over social […]

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Rep. Dan Kildee: Congress must uphold its commitment to children and reauthorize CHIP

Rep. Dan Kildee: Congress must uphold its commitment to children and reauthorize CHIP

The health of nine million children is at risk, with even more at stake in hard-hit Flint. It’s bad enough that if Congress does not act to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), nine million lower-income children will lose the health insurance that allows them to see a doctor or go to the dentist. The problem is even worse […]

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