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Medicare news and analysis from The Nation
May 17, 2023
How Medicare Advantage Could Kill Medicare
Once corporations privatize every inch of the public provision of health care, we may never get Medicare back.
February 10, 2023
The GOP’s Habitual Lying Is Hazardous to Its Political Health
President Biden deserves credit for humiliating Republicans on Social Security and Medicare. But they made it easy with their metastasizing disregard for the truth.
January 23, 2023
Biden’s Next Chief of Staff Is a Disaster in the Making
Prospective pick Jeffrey Zients is a poster boy for corporate predation.
December 9, 2022
It’s Time to End the Medicare Advantage Scam
It is long past time for Congress to give consumers better information about their health care options.
Rep. Ro Khanna
Rep. Mark Pocan
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?
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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.
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.