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February 25, 2022
The Plan to Save Californians $117 Billion a Year by Switching to Single-Payer
Why is universal health care seen as prohibitively expensive when the status quo costs far more?
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.
September 6, 2021
The New New Deal?
Bernie Sanders says the Democratic caucus’s budget will be “the most consequential piece of legislation for working people, the elderly, the children, the sick, and the poor” since the 1930s. What’s in it?
August 11, 2021
The Choice to Vaccinate Has Never Been Free
To increase vaccination rates, then, America doesn’t just need free Covid vaccines—we need free health care.
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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 5, 2021
Covid-19 Is a Wake-Up Call for American Health Care
The pandemic showed how broken the system has always been. President Biden needs to make fixing it a top priority.
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
April 1, 2021
Biden’s ‘Transformative’ Plan Redefines Infrastructure to Include Caregiving
Biden wants to put $400 billion toward expanding quality home or community care. Ai-jen Poo tells
that’s “historic” progress.
January 19, 2021
When Medicare Helped Kill Jim Crow
By making health care broadly available, the government helps ensure our freedom.