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Universal health care news and analysis from The Nation
June 21, 2022
Why the Poor People’s Campaign 2022 Matters
On the nonviolent struggle to end poverty, racism, militarism and planetary crisis.
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
June 16, 2022
Have We Really Learned Nothing From the Pandemic?
I’d like to believe we’ve learned a lesson about our species-wide vulnerability, our planetary connectedness. But in fact, we seem more atomized and arrogant than ever.
May 12, 2022
The Blind Spot in Medicare for All
If we adopt a single-payer structure without remaking the bureaucracy, we will perpetuate the perversity at the core of our medical system.
March 31, 2022
Medicare for All Is Not Enough
Communities, not corporations, should own our most vital health care assets.
David U. Himmelstein
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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December 14, 2021
Biden’s At-Home Coronavirus Test Program Epitomizes Our Public Health Failures
President Biden claims we’re “throwing everything we can at this virus.” But other countries with less to give have done more.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 29, 2021
Nurses Know Better Than Kevin McCarthy: Bring Masks Back
The National Nurses United union is pleading that masks be “universal, in all settings, for all people, regardless of vaccination status.”
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.
February 26, 2021
Why Xavier Becerra Is a Smart Pick to Run HHS
As California’s attorney general, he fought to strengthen his state’s social safety net—which we must do nationally if we are to improve public health and lick the coronavirus.