As America’s Unemployment Rate Surges, the Pandemic Proves We Need Medicare for All

In just a month, unemployment went from 4.4% in March of 2020 to 14.7% in April as the coronavirus prompted shutdowns and mass layoffs. This left millions of Americans without jobs — and, in many cases, without the medical insurance…

How the Gig Economy is Impacting American Workers

When you think of a gig economy worker, it wouldn’t be surprising if you envisioned a carefree individual working from their laptop on a luxury island. From a distance, freelance or contract work can seem like a dream come true…

Why Global Public Health Funding Is in Crisis

Public health funding in is slowly on the decline and we are seeing the terrible results in every sector of public health. From STDs on the rise to a bloom of infectious diseases, it is of the paramount importance that…

The UK’s Broken Mental Health System, by Someone Who’s Been Inside It

WARNING: Contains discussion of suicide 3 years ago, aged 20, I decided to end my own life. I wasn’t depressed, or mentally ill in any way. I simply didn’t want to live any more. I told my parents, and they…

The Impact of Baby Boomers on America’s Impending Healthcare Crisis

In 2011, the first wave of an estimated 78 million baby boomers hit the retirement age of 65, meaning that many Americans can now expect to live nearly twice as long as their early 19th century counterparts. While life expectancies…