Do Americans Care About The Latest COVID-19 Wave In The Northeast?

Do Americans Care About The Latest COVID-19 Wave In The Northeast?

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY FIVETHIRTYEIGHT / GETTY IMAGES Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly poll roundup. A new wave of COVID-19 cases swept through the US Capitol last weekaffects a number of officials the highest levels of government as has the administration of President Biden calls for a return to normality. But not only Capitol Hill is … Read more

Congress Drags Its Feet on Funding Covid Care

Congress Drags Its Feet on Funding Covid Care

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An Overhaul of Prison Health Care Is Long Overdue

An Overhaul of Prison Health Care Is Long Overdue

Great Meadows Correctional Facility. (Jack Norton) “Medical is a joke,” said Davide Coggins, currently imprisoned at Great Meadow Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison in New York’s Washington County. “Unless you have diabetic issues or something simply attended to, you will suffer and decay before you get some type of treatment, if any.” The 42-year-old has … Read more

More States Are Proposing Single-Payer Health Care. Why Aren’t They Succeeding?

More States Are Proposing Single-Payer Health Care. Why Aren’t They Succeeding?

The Democratic presidential primary might feel like a lifetime ago, but one important storyline in that race was health care — specifically single-payer health care, or the policy that the government should offer universal health insurance to everyone in the country. The nomination of now-President Biden, who opposed single-payer health care during the primary, has … Read more

Thousands being kicked out of care homes as closures rocket

Thousands being kicked out of care homes as closures rocket

Thousands of elderly people face being kicked out of care homes as providers across the country closed down, according to TheMirror. The number of private caregivers handing back local authority contracts has more than tripled in 22 months and NHS England data showed that 56% of hospital patients fit for discharge cannot leave because there … Read more

What is a basic income? Welsh government to launch basic income pilot scheme for care leavers

What is a basic income? Welsh government to launch basic income pilot scheme for care leavers

The Welsh government is to launch a basic income pilot for care leavers, in an effort to help young people leaving care transition into independent adulthood. All 18-year-olds leaving care will be offered £1,600 a month upon leaving care. The pilot scheme is being launched later this year and is expected to cost as much … Read more

Covid-19: The rules around adult care homes in Birmingham which end today

Covid-19: The rules around adult care homes in Birmingham which end today

The next phase of the easing of Plan B measures in England comes into effect from today (Monday 31 January) for all adult care homes across Birmingham and the West Midlands. Work-from-home guidance and mandatory mask-wearing in shops and public transport have already been scrapped. Large venues, which are required by law to check the … Read more

California Dems’ Big Moves on Health Care

California Dems’ Big Moves on Health Care

California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference to discuss the state reopening of Universal Studios in Hollywood, California on June 15, 2021. (Patrick T Fallon / AFP) The paralysis of politics in Congress has us turning our attention away from Washington and looking at the states: What can the Democrats do when they … Read more

Gavin Newsom’s New Budget Proposal Expands Health Care to the Undocumented

Gavin Newsom’s New Budget Proposal Expands Health Care to the Undocumented

Gov. Gavin Newsom prepares to undergo a Covid-19 PCR test Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at the Native American Health Center in Oakland, California. (Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images) In April of last year, the UC Berkeley Labor Center and UCLA Center for Health Policy Research published a report It is estimated … Read more