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Medicare news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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October 13, 2020
Trump Deploys the Strongman’s Playbook
There seems to be no limit to the damage he’s willing to inflict on the country’s democratic structures in his efforts to save his chances for reelection.
August 5, 2020
As Covid Slams Us, Elders Want Solidarity, Not Sentiment—or Blame
No generation has a monopoly on justice, or responsibility.
July 27, 2020
One Cheer for John Kasich
If Kasich can pull potential Republican defectors to Biden, why not ask for his help?
April 3, 2020
We’re Going to Need a Bigger Bailout
As the pandemic spreads and the economic collapse continues, Congress will have to act again.
Robert L. Borosage
February 28, 2020
Trump Is Banking on Work Requirements to Cut Spending on Medicaid and Food Stamps
He’s admitting that work requirements will cut recipients off from their benefits—and reduce the deficit he himself created.