Health and Wellness

Open thread for night owls: African Americans, Asians yet to recover income lost in Great Recession

Valerie Wilson at the Economic Policy Institute writes—10 years after the start of the Great Recession, black and Asian households have yet to recover lost income: Today’s Census Bureau report on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in 2017 shows that while all race and ethnic groups shared in the growth in median household incomes […]

Health and Wellness

Michigan health director to stand trial for manslaughter in Flint water-related deaths

This post was written and reported by contributor Dawn R. Wolfe through our new Daily Kos freelance program. A Michigan state official at the heart of the Flint water crisis is heading to trial for manslaughter. Nick Lyon, the director of Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is accused of being at least partially […]