The U.S. has the most expensive health care system among the 36 mostly high-income countries that make up the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. But for all that money, we rank just 28th in life expectancy and 31st in infant mortality. Nothing about this system is healthy or caring. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
It’s been less than a decade since a few hundred fast-food employees walked off the job to demand a $15 wage and a union. Now, they’re a global movement that’s fundamentally changed the conversation on the rights of low-wage workers.