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What medical care is missing

Illustration by Elie Flanagan

Gavin Victor, Columnist

February 27, 2020

“America’s healthcare system,” says Walter Cronkite, “is neither healthy, caring nor a system.” Most of the contemporary debate surrounding healthcare has to do with who pays for it rather than the structure of the industry itself. It is an assumption to believe that healthcare in its current ...

GOP Failure to Keep its one Promise Bodes ill for Trump Presidency

Illustration by Meg Cuca

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist

March 30, 2017

Last week the Republican party embarrassed itself in a cynical display of infighting and discord. As the Republican congress fought within itself due to displeasure with the GOP health care bill, President Trump and Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan decided not to hold a vote on repeali...

School adjusts to budget cuts

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief

October 20, 2016

Departments at Whitman will have to fight for additional funds this coming year due to a shortfall in the college’s 2016-2017 budget. President Kathy Murray sent an email to all staff and faculty on October 3 alerting them that the normal budgeting process, where departments submit budget proposals for add...

An alternative health care option: single-payer

Bryant Fong

September 27, 2009

The health care system as we know it is out of control. I wrote about the problem this past spring.   I called for action on Obama's part during his crucial first 100 days in office. I suggested that the federal government would have to raise taxes if it were to start a public option to compete ...

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