BY JADE HARVEY With 2.55 out of the nation’s 11.2 million undocumented immigrants living in California, the Golden State is host to the nation’s largest percentage of undocumented immigrants in the country. While undocumented immigrants make up approximately 6.8 percent of the state’s residents, they also represent an overwhelming 24 percent of the uninsured population.1 … Continue reading Inclusion, Not Exclusion: Expanding Healthcare Access to Undocumented Immigrants in California
BY MAX GOLDBERG St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka, CA. Source: Wikimedia Commons While primary care physicians play a pivotal role in determining levels of disability benefits in the United States, their perspectives are largely ignored in both media accounts and scholarly examinations of national and state-level disability benefits. Drawing jointly from interviews I conducted with … Continue reading United States: Hippocratic Loyalties and Unwilling Judges
BY HOLLY ROBINSON On September 11, the California State Legislature, by a vote of 23 to 14, approved a bill that would allow the practice of physician assisted suicide in the state. If the bill gains the approval of Governor Jerry Brown, California would become the fifth state, alongside Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Vermont, to … Continue reading Physician Assisted Suicide: A New Global Trend, or a Far Stretch for Policymakers?