(Common Dreams) -- In a recent discussion of American neoliberalism, Henry Giroux described "the practice of disposability in which more and more individuals and groups are now considered excess—consigned to zones of abandonment, surveillance, and often incarceration."
This is certainly true of poor Americans, especially those who are black or brown. Many of our well-positioned, mostly Republican Congressional leaders have shown through their actions that they don't care about such people. The resulting neglect is life-threatening for the most vulnerable among us.
1. Denying Health Care: Tens of Thousands of Deaths Every Year
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Numerous studies have shown that lack of health coverage can contribute to sickness and early death. Low-income minorities, of course, are least likely to have coverage.