Daniel Hale Williams (Scots-Irish, African-American) [American]

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Known as: Famous Surgeon (First cardiologist of African-American descent; Founded Provident Hospital, the first non-segregated hospital in the United States; Performed one of the first successful open-heart surgeries in the United States; Co-founded the National Medical Association)

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Healthcare for People, Not Profit

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If you think you’re covered by health insurance, think again. According to a 2007 study in the American Journal of Medicine, illness and medical bills caused 62% of all bankruptcies and most of those people were insured and middle class. Meanwhile, “the five largest health-insurance companies racked up combined profits of $12.2 billion, up 56 percent over 2008”, according to a report by Health Care for American Now based on SEC filings.
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Man Robs Bank…for Health Care

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Having already set his affairs in order, James Verone calmly walked into an RBC bank in North Carolina and committed his first crime in his 59 years on this planet. Verone handed the teller a note that read “This is a…
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