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Health Care for All

American health care. A system to die for?

Table of Contents Issue 39

New Visions
Solving today's big problems will take more than a quick fix. These authors offer clarity about the roots or our problems and visions of a better way.

Health Care:
It's What Ails Us

by Doug Pibel and
Sarah van Gelder
Americans spend the most, get the least, and have no health care security. The solution is not that difficult.

Has Canada Got the Cure?
By Holly Dressel
Canadians are now healthier and live longer than Americans. What happened?


Just the Facts
By Lilja Otto
Who loses, who wins, and who pays?


:: Health Care Options at a Glance

World & Community
Here you'll find new models that foster justice, real prosperity, and sustain the Earth's living systems. How can we bring these models to life and put them to work?

If You Ask Maine
By Tish Tanski
Maine asked its citizens how to fix the system--and got an earful.


::Americans Speak
::Getting Clean in Maine
A Growing Movement
By Linda Walling
Universal health care is back. At the state and local level, we are creating the system we want.


:: Principles of Real Solutions
Communities Get Creative
New Orleans: Where FEMA Feared to Tread.
By Tim Shorrock
Oakland: Fighting the Cancer, Healing the Soul.
By Pam Chang
The Bronx: Quality Job, Quality Care.
By Eric Laursen
Bhopal: Making Life Possible.
By Somnath Baidya Roy
Ithaca: Health Democracy.
By Paul Glover

The Power of One
Stories of people who find their courage, open their hearts, and discover what it means to be human in today's world.

Speaking of Health Care
By Daina Saib
Tales of folks with insurance, folks without, those who are ill, those who are not.
Better Health Through Fairer Wealth
By Brydie Ragan

Big gaps in wealth and power are sickening--literally.
Quick Resource Guide
By Lilja Otto
Where to go, who to call, how to get involved.


Breaking Open
Humor, story-telling, and the arts--taking you into unexpected spaces where business-as-usual breaks open into new possibilities.

Healing Arts
Photos

A hospital labyrinth, a new purple hat, and a bit of clowning around—each is its own kind of healing
A Nation Rocked to Sleep
Poem: by Carly Sheehan


Features

Recipe for a Cooked Election
By Greg Palast
Distracted by the "black box" voting machines, we missed the real sleight of hand.

Southern Revival
By Sarah van Gelder
Coming soon to a venue near you! Social forums have swept through Latin America, Asia, Europe, and Africa, strengthening and linking social movements. Now they are coming to the United States.

"The Voice of a Mother is Powerful"
An interview with Cindy Sheehan
by Sarah van Gelder

After her son was killed in Iraq, Cindy Sheehan became a fierce critic of war and a voice for mothers with children in harm's way.


Departments

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

READERS FORUM

SIGNS OF LIFE

PEOPLE WE LOVE
:: Lt. Ehren Watada
:: Jane Jacobs
:: Conchita Picciotto
:: Rob Cornell

QUOTE PAGE:
Wu Xian Ci Huai Xioa Bu Mei

COMMENTARY
:: Post-Katrina: What It Means to be Displaced
by Ajamu Baraka and Tonya M. Williams
Online only extras
:: Alternative Medicine Demands Shared Decision Making
by Pamela O'Malley Chang
:: Building Protective Walls
by Lisa Garrigues

THE PAGE THAT COUNTS

IN REVIEW
:: The Small-Mart Revolution
:: The Fox in the Henhouse
:: Scared Sacred

POSITIVE FUTURES NETWORK
Here's to hearing from you!
by Fran Korten

YES! BUT HOW?

NO COMMENT
:: The Yes Men

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Discussion Guide

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