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Single-payer health care news and analysis from The Nation
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.
March 18, 2021
The Essential Pandemic Relief Bill Is Medicare for All
Covid-19 further revealed that a for-profit health care system doesn’t work. A coalition of House Democrats has reintroduced the bill that secures health care as a human right.
January 19, 2021
When Medicare Helped Kill Jim Crow
By making health care broadly available, the government helps ensure our freedom.
June 30, 2020
Letters From the July 13/20, 2020, Issue
A gamble worth taking… Protect old Joe?… A terrible precedent…
May 28, 2020
When Losing Your Job Means Losing Your Psychiatric Medication
The Covid-19 slump is creating a mental health crisis in America.
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May 21, 2020
Covid-19 Isn’t the Only American Health Epidemic
When Andra Day’s “Rise Up” plays on the hospital loudspeakers, my spirits lift for a moment. But then I remember.
March 26, 2020
‘Horror Story After Horror Story’: A Frontline Nurse Discusses the Crisis
Zenei Cortez, a nurse and union leader, says not giving medical workers protective gear is like giving a firefighter a squirt gun.
March 13, 2020
Free Tests, Free Vaccines: Remove the Wealth Barriers to Fighting COVID-19
We can’t address a pandemic without eliminating economic hurdles to public health.
March 11, 2020
Biden Prevails, Even Though Voters Prefer Bernie’s Ideas
Voters favor a government plan instead of private insurance—and a lot of them want to overhaul the economic system. But Biden keeps winning.
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.