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Medicaid news and analysis from The Nation
January 19, 2022
Learning From Decades of Public Health Failure
A conversation with George Aumoithe on the history of disease prevention, the economic roots of the crisis American hospitals face, and why we need to do better.
November 28, 2021
Health Care Reform’s History of Utter Failure
Cohn shows how repeated failures by Democrats and Republicans to get a decent policy through our 18th-century constitutional structure led to the strategy that produced the Affordable Care Act.
July 23, 2021
Closing the Largest Generic Drug Plant in the US Is a Sick Joke
But Joe Manchin’s daughter, a company executive, is laughing all the way to the bank.
July 16, 2021
Imagining a Better Way to Grow Old in America
If Americans approached aging and disability not as an individual crisis but as a collective responsibility, what kind of safety net could we build?
July 1, 2021
Medicaid Work Requirements Appear to Be Dead
The Biden administration is not letting them go into effect while it has a say.
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June 14, 2021
A Rare Victory for Abortion Access
The reproductive justice movement has succeeded in pressing a Democratic president to leave the ban on Medicaid funding for abortion out of his budget for the first time in 30 years.
June 8, 2021
What Joe Manchin Doesn’t Get About the GOP’s Voter Suppression
It’s central to Republicans’ political strategy, because their platform is an electoral loser.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
May 4, 2021
Medicaid Expansion Is a Better Deal Than Ever. But Republicans Still Won’t Do It.
Their intransigence is costing 4 million Americans health care coverage.
March 1, 2021
‘Opponents of Medicare for All Are Deathly Afraid’
We talked to Dr. Abdul El-Sayed about M4A and building a movement in the wake of Biden’s victory.
May 28, 2020
When Losing Your Job Means Losing Your Psychiatric Medication
The Covid-19 slump is creating a mental health crisis in America.