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Medicare for All brought into mainstream

Medicare for All brought into mainstream

March 15, 2019

The possibility of 18 million people losing health care coverage if the Affordable Care Act is repealed piqued the interest of University of Michigan professor Beza Merid, who held a lecture on the issue...

Transgender people deserve insurance coverage

By Editorial Board

November 17, 2014

Aetna, an insurance company that participates in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, announced Oct. 31 that it would cover surgical gender reassignment procedures for federal workers beginning in 2015.Aetna is one of many insurance companies to cover sex-change operations in recent months. Medicare, the federal insurance program for retired and disabled individuals, announced July 2 that it will offer coverage for s...

Black Men’s Health & Wellness Expo

April 21, 2014

The Black Men's Health & Wellness Expo, held April 16 in Columbia's South Campus Building, 624 S. Michigan Ave., aimed to educate and inspire young black males to embrace healthy lifestyles. The e...

Protesters urge Sen. Durbin to prevent cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security

By Kaley Fowler

November 12, 2012

As part of a nationwide movement urging lawmakers to preserve social programs, two protests took place outside the Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn St., on Nov. 8 and 9, the latter resulting in 19 arrests.Demonstrators called on Sen. Dick Durbin to denounce policies that extend tax cuts to the wealthy and asked him to block cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.If Congress doesn’t formulate a plan t...

Closing Chicago mental health clinics will hurt patients

By Editorial Board

April 22, 2012

Protesters in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood barricaded themselves inside a mental health clinic April 12 in vehement opposition to the citywide closings of mental health clinics, The Chronicle reported April 16. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will consolidate 12 mental health clinics across Chicago into six as part of his 2012 budget, which passed unanimously, Emanuel stated the move would save the city approximately $2.3 million per y...

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