Health Care

The Feds Are About to Stick It to Pain Patients in a Big Way

The Feds Are About to Stick It to Pain Patients in a Big Way

Maia Szalavitz

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with VICE. Doctors are already getting spooked out of prescribing painkillers, and new rules could make life in some of America's struggling communities even worse.

 

 

Inequality Has Gotten So Bad That We’re Offshoring Our Grandparents

Inequality Has Gotten So Bad That We’re Offshoring Our Grandparents

Katherine Stewart

FEATURES | NEWS

Co-published with The Nation. Americans can’t afford to retire in the United States, so many are moving south of the border, trading one form of inequity for another.

When Doctors Took ‘Family Planning’ Into Their Own Hands

When Doctors Took ‘Family Planning’ Into Their Own Hands

Marcela Valdes

NEWS

Co-published with The New York Times Magazine. In 1975, 10 women filed a class-action lawsuit claiming that a Los Angeles medical center was systematically sterilizing Spanish-speaking mothers.

The Twisted Plasma Business

The Twisted Plasma Business

Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

ESSAY

Co-published with The Atlantic. Darryl Lorenzo Wellington reports on the multi-billion dollar plasma donation industry, including his own experience “plassing” for cash.

Elder Care Faces a Foreclosure Crisis

Elder Care Faces a Foreclosure Crisis

Laurie Udesky

NEWS

Co-published with Huffington PostIn a California county, one in four residential care homes for the elderly has been in foreclosure since 2008.