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Our blog has something for everyone. From healthcare to human-interest stories and from the hospital bedside to the halls of congress—we have it covered. AND did you know workplace bullying was bad for your health? Meet a courageous nurse and oral cancer survivor that understands the power of humor and grace. What are “nurse patient ratios” and why are they so important? All this and more…


2019: The Year of Medicare for All

Early in this new year, Rep. Pramilla Jayapal (D-Wa.) will be introducing an updated version of a House Medicare for All bill, buttressed by the election in November of a number of new Medicare for all House candidates. Re-introduction of a Senate bill by Sen. […]

As California Celebrates 15 Years of Mandated RN-to-Patient Ratios: Everyone Wins — Watch for Federal Legislation This Year

Director of Nurse Practice Safety for California Nurses Association, National Nurses United Gerard Brogan joins us for this podcast. “Overwhelming evidence and academic research continues to demonstrate that staffing ratios save lives, prevents medication errors, reduces patient deterioration, and curbs nurse burn-out,” says Brogan. California’s […]

State of The Nurses Union

At a time when the Republican Party is set on the destruction of organized labor in this country National Nurses United (the largest Union of Registered Nurses with over 150,000 members) is gaining members and momentum both nationally and globally. “When fighting for our patients, […]

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 […]

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 […]