Most Recent Articles - YES!

YES! has a positive solution-oriented focus. We reframe issues, reflect diverse human-scale stories, and offer tools for people to use and to pass along. Here are our most recent articles and blogs.

Health Care Options at a Glance
by Sarah van Gelder, Doug Pibel
The various health care options used around the world are detailed based on costs, coverage, who pays and other factors.
Getting Clean in Maine
by Nancy Watzman
Clean Elections -- in other words public funding of elections -- helped make the passage of the Dirigo health care law possible in Maine.
Where FEMA feared to Tread
by Tim Shorrock
When Katrina hit New Orleans, medics on bicycles toured the city bringing relief where other agencies failed to show.
Recipe for a Cooked Election
by Greg Palast
In the 2004 election, more than 3 million ballots were never counted. Palast explains where they went, but also provides an example of hopeful voting reform in New Mexico.
Just the Facts
by Lilja Otto
The costs of health care and prescriptions in the U.S. are graphically compared against the rest of the world. Why do U.S. drugs cost more?
Better Health Through Fairer Wealth
by Brydie Ragan
Being poor may be as great a risk factor in personal health as the consumption of cigarettes or junk food.
Speaking of Health Care
by Daina Saib
Tales of people with insurance, people without, those who are ill, those who are not. Personal stories from patients, doctors, and activists.
A Growing Movement
by Rev. Linda H. Walling
As Americans pay more for less health care, a movement toward universal health care is gaining steam.
If You Ask Maine
by Tish Tanski
Maine residents tell state what they want, government moves to give greater access to health care.
A Quick Resource Guide
Audio, video and reference book resources for taking action on community and national health care reform.
Indigenous People Open Summit to Preserve Sacred Mountain
by Brian Cisneros
On the first day of the Summit of Nations, attention is paid to an endangered mountain in the South Dakota badlands and a discussion of key issues.
Has Canada Got the Cure?
by Holly Dressel
The United States pays far more than Canada per capita for its health care services, yet Canadians get better care, according to various experts.
Americans Speak on Health Care
The Citizens’ Health Care Working Group solicited opinions regarding health care and prepared a report to Congress and the President.
American Health Care: A System to Die For
A visual map of health care articles in the Fall 2006 issue.
War at Home: The Seattle Shootings
by Paul Rogat Loeb
No moral argument can justify the Seattle shootings. Suicide bombings and the firing of rockets at civilian populations in Israel are equally contemptuous of innocent lives. But the question isn't about justifications. It's how to stop future violence.