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  1. medicare for all
    Fox News’ Impromptu Medicare for All Poll Backfires at Bernie Sanders Town HallSpeaking with the Vermont senator, Fox News’ Bret Baier asked the crowd who would support single-payer health care. The answer probably surprised him.
  2. vision 2020
    Bernie Sanders Can Still Set Himself Apart on Medicare for AllHis Medicare for All plan is now just one of many in the 2020 field, but he has some advantages over candidates open to more incremental reform.
  3. medicare for all
    Your Insurance Is Getting Disrupted — With or Without Medicare for AllRising health-care costs are making it increasingly impossible for employers to provide their workers with quality, stable coverage.
  4. health care
    Americans Borrow Huge Sums to Pay Health Expenses Not Covered by InsuranceThe $88 billion borrowed last year is still not enough: 45 percent of those surveyed were concerned about going bankrupt from a serious health event.
  5. health care
    Senator Whose Company Defrauded Medicare to Lead GOP’s Health-Care PushTrump’s slapdash effort to own health care reform will be led by Rick Scott, the ex-CEO of a company once fined $1.7 billion for defrauding Medicare.
  6. health care
    Federal Judge Rejects Trump Attempt to Attach Work Requirements to MedicaidA D.C. judge rules that the purpose of Medicaid is health coverage, not conservative social engineering.
  7. health care
    Trump Says Everything Will Be Fine If Courts Kill ObamacareNobody understands why Trump is taking his party back down the Obamacare rabbit hole, or what he’d do if the courts killed it first.
  8. health care
    Bernie Sanders Won’t Support House Democrats’ Plan to Strengthen ObamacareThe senator said he doesn’t support the House bill, suggesting he’s heading toward trying to make single-payer health care a Democratic litmus test.
  9. health care
    Democrats Respond to Trump Attack on Obamacare With Their Own Plan to Protect ItPelosi and House Democrats are trying to redraw the health-care battle lines to where they were in the midterms, to their benefit.
  10. trump administration
    The Trump DOJ Just Put Killing Obamacare Above the Rule of LawThe Trump DOJ’s quest to kill the ACA by judicial fiat is an expression of contempt for democracy, rule of law, and competent governance.
  11. health care
    The Trump Administration Wants to Strike Down Obamacare. Again.On Monday, the Department of Justice announced it would support a district court ruling that declares the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.
  12. healthcare
    What It’s Like to Live in the Country Where Giving Birth Costs $60Nikki Haley said Finnish people don’t like their health-care system. Journalist Anu Partanen — who recently moved back there — disagrees.
  13. the city
    SPECIAL REPORT: NYPD’s Mental-Illness Response BreakdownAs 911 calls reporting emotionally disturbed people double in a decade, training lags and a key response team is shut out of the emergency system.
  14. health care
    Beto and Bernie Offer Competing Plans to Fix Health CareMedicare for All is still the dominant Democratic health-care idea for 2020, but the less ambitious plan backed by O’Rourke could be a competitor.
  15. power
    Arkansas and Utah Have Passed 18-Week Abortion BansIf they’re signed into law, they could become the strictest anti-abortion laws in the country.
  16. health care
    Republicans Have Lost Interest in Fixing, or Killing, ObamacareDespite the intense interest of voters in health-care policy, Republican opposition will likely kill any bipartisan legislation before 2020.
  17. health care
    Why Every Black Woman Deserves a DoulaNew York’s plan to make sure every woman has access to a doula, like I did, is a good idea. But will it work?
  18. health care
    What You Should Know About Progressives’ Ambitious New Medicare for All BillRepresentative Pramila Jayapal’s new proposal is likely to shape the debate on what reforming the U.S. health-care system should look like.
  19. reproductive rights
    Republicans’ Extreme Abortion Rhetoric Isn’t Just Wrong, It’s DangerousEfforts to fire up the GOP base with outrageous, false claims about late-term abortions could also put abortion providers in real danger.
  20. politics
    Idaho and Utah Lawmakers Work to Curb the Medicaid Expansions Voters ApprovedGOP legislators are trying to restrict the expansion, which voters approved in November. Similar tactics had a bad outcome for Republicans in Maine.
  21. state of the union address
    Don’t Trust Whatever Trump Says About Fighting HIV and AIDS TonightThe Trump administration is too hostile to Obamacare and Medicaid to really help people who are living with the chronic disease.
  22. medicare for all
    Some Democrats Who Ran on Medicare for All Are Backing Away From It NowThe progressive proposal was a rallying cry during midterms, but some Democrats now appear to be hedging their bets.
  23. health care
    Rising Insulin Costs Are a Life-or-Death Political CrisisInsulin prices doubled in recent years, and a new study found a quarter of diabetics have rationed their medication due to high costs.
  24. insurance
    Superintendent Faces Charges for Using Her Insurance to Help a Sick StudentCasey Smitherman was afraid the student had strep throat.
  25. health care
    Trump May Try to Kill Medicaid As We Know It by Executive FiatHaving failed for decades to pass legislation ending Medicaid as an entitlement program, Republicans may now try to get there by state waivers.
  26. politics
    NYC Care Is Coming, and So Is the Health-Care Reform WaveBill de Blasio’s universal health-care proposal is part of a trend.
  27. politics
    Sending More Veterans to Private Care Isn’t Solving the VA’s ProblemsA report found that the Veterans Choice program led to higher costs and longer waits, which does not bode well for Trump’s move toward privatization.
  28. politics
    Thousands of Arkansans Are Losing Medicaid Due to Work Rule. That’s the Point.Advocates say the policy isn’t punitive, but new data underscores that urging the poor to get a job or lose their health care won’t curb inequality.
  29. health care
    Some Conservatives Aren’t Celebrating This Texas Ruling Against the ACAAs much as conservatives hate the ACA, they know they can’t get rid of it without an alternative. And they still don’t have one.
  30. house democrats
    Messaging or Investigating? How Should House Democrats Use Their Limited Power?Take a lesson from the GOP, Democrats, and focus on regaining power more than arguing over how it will be used.
  31. health care
    State of U.S. Health Care: Lower Life Expectancy, More Uninsured KidsWhile Obamacare is more stable than expected, new data underscores that for the sick and the poor, there are still gaping cracks in the U.S. system.
  32. politics
    Obamacare Is Still Going Strong, Despite Trump’s Sabotage CampaignThough the GOP ended the individual mandate and continued other efforts to gut Obamacare, the marketplaces are stabilizing and premiums are down.
  33. reproductive rights
    Judge Strikes Down Mississippi’s Awful Abortion Ban, Calls It ‘Pure Gaslighting’He called the 15-week ban “clearly unconstitutional” in a blistering opinion.
  34. partisanship
    Maybe It’s Time for America to Split UpThe country is hopelessly split. So why not make it official and break up?
  35. 2018 midterms
    Six Major Issues to Watch During Midterms — Other Than Who Controls CongressThe main event is the elected officials, but there are lots of important things on the ballot for voters to decide.
  36. politics
    I Voted for Republicans, Until They Voted Against My SonThe GOP’s stance on health care has driven me to the left.
  37. healthcare
    What Medicare for All’s Sky-High Poll Numbers Really ProveVoters aren’t necessarily sold on single-payer. But a supermajority of Americans (and a slim majority of GOPers) do want more government health care.
  38. 2018 midterms
    McConnell Thinks Talking About Repealing Obamacare Helps the GOP in the MidtermsIf Republicans make Senate gains and hang onto the House, it’s remotely possible. That’s apparently what the GOP thinks its base wants to hear.
  39. 2018 midterms
    Even The GOP’s ‘Popular’ Health Care Ideas Are Politically ToxicScott Walker is refusing to impose work requirements on Medicaid until after voters go to the polls.
  40. economy
    With Health Care Eating U.S. Paychecks, Work Doesn’t Mean Financial SecurityA new study shows rising U.S. health care costs are keeping wages low, undercutting the idea that a job, on its own, is the path out of poverty.
  41. health care
    Democrats Lose Senate Vote on Junk Health Plans, But Send a MessageThe vote dramatized one way in which Trump and Republicans are undermining coverage of preexisting conditions.
  42. the national interest
    Trump’s Op-ed Accidentally Points Out He Broke His Health Care PromiseTrump writes, “I promised that we would protect coverage for patients with pre-existing conditions,” links to article noting he failed.
  43. skin deep
    Your Favorite Indie Singer Says Access to Health Care Is the Secret to Good Skin“There’s no miracle product.”
  44. medicare for all
    New Poll Finds Majority of GOP Voters Support Medicare for AllIt isn’t politically risky for Democrats to campaign on Medicare for All. But actually implementing it will be a different story.
  45. health care
    Top Maine Court Orders GOP Governor to Stop Ignoring Voters and Expand MedicaidMaine’s fiery right-wing governor has vowed to go to jail before allowing a Medicaid expansion. He may get his wish.
  46. select all
    The Fight to Secure Vulnerable Medical Devices From Hackers“The big problem is that hospitals don’t buy new devices, and they keep using really dangerous ones ad infinitum — until they just stop working.”
  47. veterans
    The Trump Administration Is Launching Stealth Attacks on VeteransThe White House is making it easier for predatory lenders to profit off veterans’ misplaced trust, while letting Trump’s golfing buddies rule the VA.
  48. trumpcare
    Trump’s New Insurance Rules Put Women and Children at Risk“These plans aren’t for everyone,” says HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
  49. Trump Administration Aims to Steer People to Junk Health Plans Over ObamacareIn addition to cutting most funding for Obamacare navigators, the administration is urging counselors to plug plans that don’t meet ACA requirements.
  50. How Democrats Plan to Turn Kennedy’s Retirement Into a Political WinThe party will block Trump’s next Supreme Court justice — or, at least, remind voters that the GOP is a threat to their health care while trying.
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