Diane Archer

Congress should scrap the Social Security cap

On February 18, millionaires in the US received a late Valentine. They stopped paying into Social Security for the rest of 2019 because they had hit the cap on payroll contributions, even though the...

Medicare for All does not mean Medicare for some

As the health care debate heats up, it’s time to be clear about what Medicare for All is and what it is not. Medicare for All does not mean giving people the option to “buy in” to Medicare...

Seven tips for getting a good night’s sleep

According to the Centers for Disease Control, sleep matters–not getting a good night’s sleep is a public health problem. Insufficient sleep leads to poor health outcomes and greater risk...

What can you do about toenail fungus?

Toenail fungus is quite common, particularly among older people. Unfortunately, it is a type of infection that can be hard to treat. What can you do about toenail fungus? Toenail fungus usually is...

Need home health care? Don’t count on Medicare

Of all the failings with the US health care system for older Americans and people with disabilities, one of the greatest is Medicare’s very limited home care coverage. Millions of Americans need...

Health tech that helps patients in hospital

Some of the latest health technology developments for patients are appearing in the hospital. Today, in some hospitals, you can talk into a computer and call a nurse or order lunch. StatNews reports...

Medicare for All is entirely affordable

In a CNN op-ed, health economist Dean Baker explains why Medicare for All is entirely affordable. Michael Bloomberg and Howard Schultz clearly have not looked carefully at the numbers. To be clear...