Benefits of a Public Healthcare System

Public health and the availability of healthcare services have become increasingly prominent issues in recent years. In the US, the controversial debate regarding the possible establishment of a public healthcare system has sparked many to revaluate their opinions towards public healthcare.

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How public healthcare works

The fundamental principle behind a public healthcare system is that the tax payments which individuals make to the State will be allocated towards the payment of their healthcare.… [Read more]

False Security

Living in Utah, I never really paid much mind to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). After all, even if DOMA is repealed, my state defines marriage as “one man and one woman,” which is irony at its best since the very folks who demanded that amendment to our state’s constitution head into Mormon temples every day to perform spiritual polygamist marriages.… [Read more]

Butter Me Up, Because the American Healthcare System Surely Will Not

I ate popcorn today for the first time in over two years. About a month ago, I sat in my kitchen while a dentist who didn’t speak my language injected copious doses of a numbing agent (meant to be given to women in labor) into my gums, all so that two of my teeth could literally be pulled out with a pair of pliers.… [Read more]

Don’t Fall Down

This is the last installment in what has turned out to be a series of articles detailing my experiences as an employee in a right-to-work state. I didn’t write these stories to complain or to get sympathy – although at this point, I wouldn’t turn down any kind of sympathy. This has been a tough time in my life, and I hope that my story will serve as an illustration of the extreme imbalance in employer-employee relationships.… [Read more]

My Summer of Ulcers: Amerikan Medicine In Action

I’ve grown afraid of turning into an armchair reporter. A search engine, a bag of English-class composition tricks, and a backlog of polysyllabic words I picked up from listening to too much Bad Religion as a kid; I’m only 3 articles into my stint with BNV and this formula’s getting old already. Maybe being a research monkey isn’t my thing after all.… [Read more]

I Have a Dream

I have a dream in 2012.

A dream that….

  • No man, woman or child will go to bed hungry.
  • Quality, affordable healthcare is available to all.
  • There is peace in the world.
  • Corporate and political corruption is an anomaly.
  • Protecting and preserving our environment is a priority.
  • No one is ever judged based on race, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.
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