At this historic junction in the history of United States’ health care, when coverage for all is being proposed, critical questions need to be ad-dressed. Who will provide this health care? How will people get access?Will it be high quality? These questions are of especially great importance to the inner-city communities of this country, where few health care facilities and a severe shortage of health care providers exist. The answer to these problems lies in building and funding primary health care centers, based in and responsive to the communities they serve. A mix of advanced level nurse-practitioners, midlevel providers, and doctors should serve on the front line at these centers, with large hospital complexes available to provide specialty resources if needed.
An evidentiary privilege to protect workers' confidential communications from disclosure in federal and state court proceedings would support unions.
Labor organizing privilege is not a magic bullet that will secure the rights of workers to organize and collectively bargain. Employers will continue to resist the efforts of their workers to organize.
DOJ guidance for mentally impaired detainees in immigration removal proceedings should be amended to provide counsel at earlier signs of incompetence.
Mandatory arbitration for guestworkers, a uniquely vulnerable group, will result in class inequality and worse conditions for all workers.