Healthcare System USA

Business • Economy
Nike to donate 140,000 pieces of footwear and equipment globally to health care workers
An Oregon Heath & Science University (OHSU) nurse wears a version of the Air Zoom Pulse in a colorway created by OHSU Doernbecher patient Sawyer Miller.
An Oregon Heath & Science University (OHSU) nurse wears a version of the Air Zoom Pulse in a colorway created by OHSU Doernbecher patient Sawyer Miller. Credit: NIKE

Nike, in partnership with Good360 and Nike athletes, will donate 140,000 "pieces of footwear, apparel and equipment globally" to health care workers combating Covid-19.

30,000 pairs of Nike Air Zoom Pulse, a sneaker designed for 'healthcare athletes', will go to hospitals and health care staff in Chicago, Los Angeles, Memphis and New York City.

Politics • American • US
Study suggest that a single-payer healthcare system could save $450 Billion and prevent 68,000 deaths per year in the US

A new study, published by the medical journal The Lancet, concludes that a unified single-payer healthcare system would enable the US - currently being the country with the highest expenses per person worldwide - to save money and lives. Currently, around 78 million Americans have no insurance or "inadequate access to healthcare".
In addition to saving around $450 Billion annually, around or more than 68,000 deaths per year could be prevented according to the conclusion of the study.