Defend democracy in the South.


Working around Republican resistance on Medicaid expansion

July 1, 2021 - Over 2 million adults — including over half a million essential workers — fall into the Medicaid coverage gap in states that have refused to expand the program under the Affordable Care Act, and most are people of color living in the South. Congressional Democrats from Georgia and Texas recently unveiled plans to work around GOP-controlled legislatures' refusal to authorize broader Medicaid coverage even when facing a deadly pandemic.

SiCKO: What now? Answer: HR676?

By R. Neal
July 10, 2007 - OK, so we've seen the movie and we're sufficiently outraged and we're starting to talk about our broken health care system. What now? What can we actually do about it?

SiCKO shows a better way that need not bankrupt us

By R. Neal
July 3, 2007 - The first thought that comes to mind regarding health care in France and the UK as portrayed in Sicko is "oh my God their income taxes must be outrageous!" Michael Moore artfully dodges this in the movie, focusing instead on the standard of living, disposable income, and the like.

Sicko South

July 2, 2007 - Despite a limited first-weekend release, Michael Moore's new film "Sicko" about the critically ill condition of the U.S. health care system managed to earn $4.5 million as well as a place in history for the second-highest opening by a documentary.

Punishment Is Forever

April 7, 2005 - The St. Petersburg Times reports on how the Hillsborough County (Florida) commission has voted to ban three-time felons from an indigent health care program run by the county. The health plan has fallen into financial crisis, and the change was presented as a way to cut costs.