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Medicare For All

  1. biden cabinet
    Becerra Confirmed as HHS Secretary in Closest Vote YetThe California attorney general drew special Republican heat for antagonizing anti-abortion activists and for challenging Donald Trump in court.
  2. politics
    The Fight Over the Public Option Is Already HereThe largest health-care fight since Obamacare starts with a preemptive strike.
  3. health care
    COVID Is Killing State-Level Efforts to Make Health Care a RightBy blowing holes in budgets — and making heroes out of hospitals — the pandemic set back coverage expansions in states throughout the country.
  4. the left
    The Left’s Most Naïve Cynics Have Turned on AOCLeft-wing media personalities are calling on House progressives to force a floor vote on Medicare for All — or reveal themselves to be frauds.
  5. presidential debate
    Trump’s Conspiracy-Theory Shorthand Limits His Audience to True BelieversIn the debate and on the campaign trail, Trump constantly alludes to conservative myths that probably sound like gibberish to the uninitiated.
  6. encounter
    ‘There’s a Need for Organizers Everywhere’Representative Pramila Jayapal on sparring with Bill Barr, Jeff Bezos, and Joe Biden.
  7. vision 2020
    Medicare for All Advocates Struggle to Launch a Democratic Platform FightIt’s tough to have a big noisy fight at a virtual convention, particularly if Bernie Sanders won’t back your revolt.
  8. coronavirus
    Americans May Have Liked Their Health Insurance, But They Couldn’t Keep ItAccording to a new report, about 27 million people may lose their employer-provided health insurance.
  9. health care
    America’s Health-Care System Has Never Been Sicker — or Harder to CureThe coronavirus is exposing everything broken in the American health-care system — and the reasons why we probably won’t fix any of it.
  10. vision 2020
    How Biden Can Respond to the Left’s Demand for Medicare for AllBiden’s first “concessions” on health-care policy aren’t enough to satisfy progressives. He might want to emulate Warren’s two-step plan.
  11. vision 2020
    Biden Inches Toward Sanders on Health Care, Student LoansBut on health care in particular, Biden’s revised plan doesn’t do much for those about to get hammered with private-health-insurance costs.
  12. coronavirus
    For Some Diabetes Patients, the Coronavirus May Turn a Crisis Into an EmergencyThe cost of insulin already forces some people with diabetes to ration their medicine. What will they do during a pandemic?
  13. vision 2020
    Will Biden Actually Fight for a Public Option?The former veep is not actually going to have the opportunity to veto Medicare for All. But how will he enact his own proposal to expand coverage?
  14. vision 2020
    Key Nevada Union Decides Against Endorsing Any Presidential CandidateDespite tensions between the powerful Culinary Union and Sanders supporters, Biden couldn’t snag an endorsement, which is a bad sign for him.
  15. medicare for all
    South Carolina Democrats Sure Sound Open to Medicare for AllA new poll shows high levels of support for government-run health care.
  16. politics
    We Deserve a Better Debate Over Medicare For AllThe case for the policy is a moral one.
  17. vision 2020
    Is Warren Still a Viable Unity Candidate?She lost altitude as she got hit from left and center on Medicare for All, and old electability fears returned. But she can begin a comeback in Iowa.
  18. vision 2020
    The Public Option Is Politically Superior to M4A — But Only As a Sound Bite“Medicare for All Who Want It” plays well on the stump. But in Congress, it would face about as many political obstacles as single-payer.
  19. vision 2020
    Warren Sensibly Avoids Medicare for All Fantasy WorldPretending Medicare for All will happen quickly is inconsistent with her hard-headed brand of progressivism.
  20. medicare for all
    Do Americans Want Choice, Or Do They Just Want Health Care?There’s not much reason to think that Americans value consumer choice over affordability, or a guarantee of care.
  21. the national interest
    Why Did Democratic Candidates Get Stampeded Into Endorsing Berniecare?Anatomy of a political debacle.
  22. vision 2020
    Can Bernie Sanders Solve the Democrats’ Medicare for All Dilemma?The party is mired in debate over a bill that won’t pass anytime soon. It may fall on Sanders to explain why incremental reform comes first.
  23. vision 2020
    Kamala Harris Drops Out of Presidential RaceThe timing, though not necessarily the withdrawal, came as a surprise.
  24. vision 2020
    Did Elizabeth Warren Solve Her Health-Care Problem?Intelligencer staffers discuss whether the Massachusetts senator’s plan to go slower on Medicare for All is smart policy — and politics.
  25. vision 2020
    Warren Proposes Two-Step Plan to Implement Medicare for AllWarren’s timetable will appeal to Democrats who welcome Warren’s first step and think the second, which would kill private insurance, won’t happen.
  26. democracy
    Universal Health Care Is a Pro-Democracy PolicyStudies suggest that expanding Medicaid increases turnout by giving nonvoters an opportunity to register – and a valued government service to defend.
  27. elizabeth warren
    The Key Health Financing Source Elizabeth Warren Isn’t UsingMaking people responsible for some of their own medical costs isn’t as bad as it sounds.
  28. medicare for all
    Elizabeth Warren Sees Health Care As a Civil-Rights Struggle. That Bothers Some.Some have taken issue with her comparison of today’s fight for universal health care to past civil-rights struggles.
  29. the top line
    Three Takeaways From Elizabeth Warren’s Plan to Pay for Medicare for AllHer plan attempts to avoid some of the pain associated with a switch to single payer, but much of it won’t add up.
  30. medicare for all
    Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for All Plan Is a Smart Storytelling DeviceWarren has an excellent plan for reframing the debate over Medicare for All — and a clever but flawed one for how to pay for the program.
  31. vision 2020
    Elizabeth Warren Isn’t Backing Down From Medicare for AllThe candidate released her funding proposal this morning, which includes tougher tax enforcement and draining a Pentagon “slush fund.”
  32. medicare for all
    Biden’s Attacks on Medicare for All Undermine the Entire Democratic AgendaThere are ways to oppose single-payer without demonizing the very concept of tax-financed social programs. Biden’s picked one that does.
  33. democratic debates
    Warren Really Doesn’t Want to Talk About Middle-Class Tax HikesModerators and rivals want Warren to admit that her health-care plans requires a tax increase for the middle class. Warren wants to focus on costs.
  34. democratic debates
    Will Warren Have a Bull’s-eye on Her Back in the Ohio Debate?Various rivals have reasons to hope the new co-front-runner stumbles. But are any of them willing to risk being the one to give her a push?
  35. health care
    Americans’ Health-Care Costs Are Too Damn High, Study FindsAs premiums soar, employers are offloading more and more costs onto their workers.
  36. vision 2020
    How Elizabeth Warren Should Talk About Medicare for AllA populist like her should show some empathy for those who fear big government and politicians as much as they fear insurance and drug companies.
  37. health care
    If Democrats Flip Senate, They Plan to Fix Obamacare, Not Pass Medicare for AllIf Democrats win the Senate and take on the filibuster, their health-care agenda will involve an Obamacare fix and some strengthening of Medicare.
  38. politics
    Elizabeth Warren Makes a Progressive Pitch to Rural VotersShe joins Bernie Sanders in the hope that left-wing policies will appeal to rural communities.
  39. vision 2020
    Kamala Harris’s New ‘Medicare for All’ Plan Makes (Political) SenseThe senator has found a middle ground on health care that puts political expediency above substantive coherence.
  40. vision 2020
    Kamala Harris’s Medicare for All Plan Makes No SenseThe senator says she will move virtually all health spending onto the government’s rolls, while cutting taxes on the middle class.
  41. the top line
    Democrats Should Fight Doctors and Hospitals, Not InsurersThey’re ignoring the key element in our health care system that’s making it unaffordable: providers and the payments they require.
  42. democratic debates
    Kamala Harris Says She Actually Wouldn’t Abolish Private Health InsuranceInitially it looked like she was reversing her position on how to implement Medicare for All, but later she said she misunderstood the question.
  43. medicare for all
    Polls: Voters Want Medicare for All — But Don’t Know What It IsA majority of Americans think Medicare for All is a public option that would preserve private insurance, premiums, and deductibles. And they love it.
  44. vision 2020
    Democrats Are Reviving an Old Populist TraditionBold proposals from 2020 candidates aimed at reforming how government works could change Democrats’ reputation as the party of government itself.
  45. vision 2020
    AOC Is Right: There’s No Point in Debating John DelaneyOcasio-Cortez doesn’t need to debate the presidential candidate on Medicare for All — and not just because he’s failing to register in the polls.
  46. health care
    The Health-Care Crisis Has Spread to Employer-Sponsored Health InsuranceNo wonder people want Medicare for All: Those deductibles, co-pays, and premiums are making insurance nearly useless for many.
  47. vision 2020
    Medicare for All Should Hurt (Some) Hospitals and DoctorsAchieving health-care justice in the U.S. will require taking on price-gouging hospitals and overpaid specialists.
  48. 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.
  49. vision 2020
    From Breezy Beto to Wonky Warren: How Candidates Use PolicyPolicies can be an ideological marker, a signature, or even an identity.
  50. 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.
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