Health Reformers Make Final Push

by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2007 9:19 am

herminio5-30-07-001.jpgPastor Herminio Valle (pictured) joined other clergy and activists at a candlelight vigil for one last push to remind state lawmakers about this session’s forgotten crisis—the state’s 400,000 uninsured people and larger number of under-insured. Click here for a report by the Independent’s Capitol correspondent.

A Public Health Warning

by Staff | May 30, 2007 11:03 am

DSC02015.JPG”“Any celebration on Memorial Day 2007, particularly a celebration of public health, must be tempered by the catastrophe of the war in Iraq.” So said Robert Dubrow (pictured) in a speech to graduates of Yale’s School of Public Health, who voted him teacher of the year. Click here to read the speech, which described the Iraq war as a public health disaster there, here, and around the world.

Vigil Brings Schizophrenia Stories Into The Sun

by Allan Appel | May 25, 2007 9:56 am | Comments (1)

schizo%20001.JPGGary Williams, on the right in the photo, went without medical care or diagnosis for about seven or eight years. But when his schizophrenia was treated by the right doctors and with the right medicines he was on the road to recovery, and now lives productively in his own apartment. Click here to read all about it.

“It’s Time For The Legislature To Act”

by Staff | May 25, 2007 1:38 am

State legislators have largely decided not to tackle a crisis that’s leaving hundreds of thousands of people fearful of getting sick—the health-care crisis. Click on the play arrow to watch a video magging the blogosphere rounds in a plea to focus public and legislators’ attention in the General Assembly’s final weeks on the need for universal health care.

Single Payer Pronounced Dead

by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2007 10:45 am

headshot-001.jpgA filibuster killed a single-payer plan at the state Capitol, as lawmakers continued rushing to do little to address the health-care crisis this session. Click here for a report from Independent Capitol correspondent Christine Stuart (pictured).