The US could have ended up with a British-style health care system: Here is why it didn’t

The role of government in the U.S. health care system has been contentious long before the recent emergence of Medicare-For-All proposals among Democratic presidential candidates. Advocates of so-called free-market health care have long described government intervention as “un-American” and “socialist.” Their arguments can perhaps be best summarize in the phrase

Tooth fairy study reveals children near lead smelters are exposed to dangerous lead in the womb

The environmental tragedy in Flint, Michigan, in which drinking water contaminated with lead raised fears of potential health effects for exposed children, revealed the failure of a regulatory system to protect residents from lead exposure. Until 2015 the Exide Technologies lead-acid battery smelter, in southeast Los Angeles County, California, recycled