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Medicare news and analysis from The Nation
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.
February 20, 2020
The Problem With Canadian Health Care
It’s miles ahead of the American system. But its prescription drug coverage is far from perfect.
February 6, 2020
Why Doctors Are Fighting Their Professional Organization Over Medicare for All
Calls for single-payer are coming from outside the American Medical Association—and show that doctors are not a single class of workers with a unified political view.
February 5, 2020
Trump’s Vulnerability Is That He’s Divorced From Reality
In the State of the Union, the president made clear that his reelection strategy is to foment fear and division through lies and merciless propaganda.
Robert L. Borosage
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December 16, 2019
How Medicaid Expansion Is Transforming Politics As We Know It
Even in deep-red states, voters vigorously defend the program—and they know which party is attacking it.
September 13, 2019
‘Dream Big, Fight Hard’: Ady Barkan Will Inspire You
The dying activist tells
how he wants to be remembered.
June 6, 2019
Medicare for All Needs a Change of Message
Single payer is essential, but most voters still don’t get that.
April 30, 2019
Max Fine Spent His Life Trying to Create a Better Health-Care System
Fine, who was the last surviving member of JFK’s Medicare Task Force, always believed that health care is a human right.
February 8, 2019
John Dingell Kept the Faith, From the New Deal to ‘Medicare for All’
The veteran congressman, who has died at age 92, always understood that health care is a right.