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You’ve Earned It: The Truth About Social Security

No one sets the record straight on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid better than Alex Lawson. Alex is the Executive Director of Social Security Works. Republicans love to refer to these programs as entitlements rather than what they really are — earned benefits. Here’s an […]

On Maria Anniversary, Nurses Condemn Doubt Over High Death Toll in Puerto Rico

“We were there. It’s no surprise to RNs that the death toll is in the thousands.” On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria striking Puerto Rico, National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest union of registered nurses, today condemned any doubt about reports that the […]

What Every Parent Should Know About Acid Reflux In Children…

More than 100 million American adults suffer from acid reflux driving nearly $15 billion in annual sales of anti-reflux drugs. But can children get acid reflux too? Surprisingly, the answer is yes. Symptoms in children can include poor sleeping, noisy breathing, allergies, ear infections, asthma, […]

Nurses: Know the facts! 10 Questions About Healthcare, Answered

Our good friend Michael Lighty at The Sanders Institute just published an informative piece to cut through the misinterpretation, misunderstanding, erroneous memes and viral vitriol about providing healthcare to all people. As the healthcare debate goes on, misinformation continues to spiral out of control on social media threads […]

Healthcare in America with Donna Smith

Healthcare Activist and Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America– Donna Smith takes on the latest assaults on the U.S. Healthcare system–most notably the dismantling of the Affordable Healthcare Act. Pre-existing conditions are the latest obstacle collateral damage. Donna also talks about the horrific border […]

Judge Abruptly Overturns California Aid in Dying Act

With us for this podcast is Attorney Jonathan Patterson from Compassion and Choices (the organization that fought to pass the bill). California’s End of Life Option Act was signed into law in 2015 by Governor Jerry Brown. The law allows doctors to prescribe lethal drugs […]

National Nurses United Stop Gun Violence

‘When Will the Excuses Stop? Time for Action’ 

In response to yet the latest school shooting nightmare at a high school near Houston, National Nurses United (NNU) today called for lawmakers in Congress and every state legislature to finally act to protect public safety. Since the deadly 1999 Columbine High School shooting, more […]

Nurses Fight For S.B. 562 And Remind Us Why California Needs Gavin Newsom

We spoke this week with Senior Healthcare Correspondent Donna Smith about California State Bill 562 This bill would expand Medicare coverage for all Californians. You can listen to a short podcast about S.B. 562 and the importance of electing a governor who supports Single Payer! […]

Nurses Heal California | CNA Lobby Day

I recently accompanied 400 of my favorite RNs from the California Nurses Association (CNA) Lobby Day at our California State Capitol, Sacramento. May Day started out with powerful speeches from the executive director of CNA/National Nurses United, Bonnie Castillo. Ms. Castillo spoke about the need […]