Soaring temperatures are killing people around the world right now

Heat records are being set all over the world this July, and people in large numbers - mainly the young, the elderly, and the poor - are dying because of it. Yes, climate change kills.  The link between heat-trapping gases and global warming is proven far past reasonable doubt, and it is absolutely unconscionable that … Continue reading Soaring temperatures are killing people around the world right now

NASW Mississippi Chapter wants universal health care

At its most recent meeting, the board of directors of the Mississippi Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers adopted the following position statement: The current U.S. health care system is broken.  Despite the advances of the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans remain uninsured, and many millions more are underinsured, unable to afford … Continue reading NASW Mississippi Chapter wants universal health care

Medicaid Work Requirements Attack the Working Poor

{COMMENTARY} Call it what it is, class war.  Fresh from imposing a massively regressive tax “reform” masquerading as a boon to America’s middle class, a heady Trumpian political rightwing is ready for its next assault on citizen well-being – new federal rules (strictly speaking, waivers) allowing states to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Critics … Continue reading Medicaid Work Requirements Attack the Working Poor