There are at least 2.2 million working artists in America, 300,000 of whom don’t have health insurance, according to federal statistics. Some are self-employed and can’t afford individual plans. Some work for non-profits or part-time jobs that don’t offer insurance plans.
Editor’s note: Paul recently sat down with newly elected AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka to discuss how Trumka plans to lead organized labor through a series of current challenges – from health care reform to the excesses of big business – … Continue reading
On the Southeast Asian island of Borneo, the Asri Clinic doesn’t take credit cards. Instead, the clinic accepts payments that improve the local ecosystem, be it seedlings for replanting, eggshells for composting, even manure. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports. Continue reading
Editor’s note: Tonight on the NewsHour, Paul profiles Richard Trumka, the newly elected president of the AFL-CIO, the labor federation representing 57 unions and 11.5 million members across the country. Trumka, who was elected in September, hopes to expand and … Continue reading
In other news, Iraqi forces beefed up security one day after a blast killed 155 people and injured 500 others, and 11 Iranians were arrested in Pakistan for attempting to illegal enter the country. Continue reading
In other news, worries about the health of Wells Fargo triggered a late day sell-off on Wall Street, and former Afghan foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah agreed to the presidential runoff set for November. Continue reading