For the first time in recent history, progressive health and social policies are being seriously considered in a bipartisan manner in the US Congress and within states and cities around the country.
Social sciences and theory can help us make sense of these complex policy considerations and strategically guide our actions as health care workers.
Once politically impossible progressive policies are now being considered because white elites—who benefit from, even if they don’t consciously endorse, status quo white supremacy and capitalism—are worried.
Data show that the death burden has been borne excessively by Black Americans.
Progressive health care providers, part of a growing movement open to those who want to help bend the arc of history toward justice, envision health as a human right.