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Single-payer health care news and analysis from The Nation
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.
February 7, 2020
Universal Coverage Is Not Only Realistic, It’s a Better System
Our health care outcomes are worse than any developed country, and it doesn’t have to be this way.
J. Mijin Cha
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.
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December 19, 2019
When It Comes to Veterans, Democrats Parrot the Right Wing’s Narrative
The Republican playbook to undermine universal health care begins with their rhetorical attacks on the Department of Veterans Affairs.
November 20, 2019
Why I’m Endorsing Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth or Bernie? It’s a difficult and wonderful choice to have.
October 7, 2019
The ‘Public Option’ on Health Care Is a Poison Pill
Some Democratic candidates are pushing it as a free-choice version of Medicare for All. That’s good rhetoric but bad policy.
David U. Himmelstein
August 7, 2019
Who Doesn’t Love Private Health Insurance?
Some days, arguing with your representative over the phone is the only human connection you have.
June 6, 2019
Medicare for All Needs a Change of Message
Single payer is essential, but most voters still don’t get that.