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  1. recession
    Doctors Overwhelmingly Back Medicaid Expansion for the UnemployedThe recession costs people their health insurance along with their jobs.
  2. health care
    Deep-Red Oklahoma Narrowly Passes Medicaid ExpansionMore health care is popular, even in heavily Republican states.
  3. vision 2020
    As Coronavirus Rages, Republicans Still Don’t Have a Health-Care PlanIn a pandemic, Republican fecklessness on health care is likely to be a bigger advantage for Democrats than it was in the 2018 midterms.
  4. coronavirus
    State Budgets Getting Are Blown Up by the Coronavirus PandemicIf the Feds don’t help, there will be a lot of red ink and pain in governments all over the country very soon.
  5. coronavirus
    Pelosi Gets Deal With Trump on Coronavirus Economic ResponseIt took some Democratic concessions and white-knuckle negotiations, but Pelosi got paid leave, free testing, and other benefits.
  6. medicaid
    Trump Loses Big Court Decision on Medicaid Work RequirementThis doesn’t bode well for the administration’s even more audacious effort to turn Medicaid into a block grant without congressional action.
  7. federal budget
    Trump to Propose Cuts to Safety Net Once AgainIt’s budget proposal season, meaning the Trump administration has again recommended billion-dollar cuts to Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare.
  8. iowa
    Joe Biden Is on Both Sides of the Debate Over Medicaid PrivatizationBiden’s fundraising practices are at odds with his campaign rhetoric.
  9. president trump
    Donald Trump Is Already Trying to Cut EntitlementsForget Trump’s vague public remarks. His White House has officially endorsed cuts to Social Security, and is trying to cut Medicaid by fiat.
  10. republicans
    Kansas Just Proved That a Better GOP Is PossibleKansas GOPers used to worship Ayn Rand. Now they want their state’s Medicaid expansion to include more health-care subsidies than Democrats proposed.
  11. grinches
    South Carolina Punishes Poor Parents for ChristmasNew Medicaid work requirements will mostly target moms in poverty.
  12. medicaid
    One Key Lesson From Democratic Wins in Louisiana and KentuckyFor Democrats, expanding the welfare state is always good politics (eventually).
  13. 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.
  14. elections of 2019
    Beshear Beats Trump-Loving Bevin in KentuckyPartisanship couldn’t pull an unpopular incumbent across the line in the governor’s race.
  15. medicaid
    Tomorrow, America Could Get a Tiny Bit Closer to Universal Health CareMedicare for All isn’t on the ballot just yet. But in Virginia, Kentucky, and Mississippi, voters have a chance to secure “Medicaid for more.”
  16. racism
    Andrew Cuomo Says ‘N—’ on the Radio, Still Unclear WhyThe governor was describing a New York Times op-ed that had nothing to do with what he was discussing.
  17. immigration
    Trump Moves Ahead With Ban on Public Assistance for Legal ImmigrantsIt’s part of a broader assault on immigration and on the social safety net by Team Trump.
  18. vision 2020
    Graham Reminds Us 2020 GOP Victory Means Another Assault on ObamacareMost Republicans prefer not to talk about it, but Lindsey Graham makes it clear the great white whale of Obamacare repeal is still an obsession.
  19. 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.
  20. vision 2020
    Why a Second Loss to Trump Would Be an Existential Crisis for DemocratsHellscape 2021.
  21. politics
    Trump’s Budget Is a Disaster for the GOPThe President keeps trying to attack programs that are more popular than he is.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 2019 elections
    A First Look at the 2019 ElectionsThe Democrats have a shot at the governorships in three southern states. Seven state legislative chambers and many local offices will be up for grabs.
  25. 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.
  26. 2018 midterms
    Progressives Should Be Encouraged by the Passage of These Ballot MeasuresSeveral red states voted to expand Medicaid and raise the minimum wage on Tuesday. The Democratic Party would be wise to take note.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. medicaid expansion
    Obamacare on the Ballot: Will Red-State Voters Expand Medicaid This Fall?In three very conservative states, voters are bypassing resistant lawmakers and putting the question to a popular vote.
  30. 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.
  31. 3 States Are Pushing Medicaid Reforms That Discriminate Against Black PeopleFunny how this works: White midwestern conservative lawmakers are exempting their own rural constituents from Medicaid work requirements.
  32. Trump Administration Says No to Medicaid Time Limits (for Now)While the administration lets states impose work requirements on those who receive Medicaid, it won’t let them just cut people off after three years.
  33. Michigan’s Proposed Medicaid Work Requirement Comes With a Racist TwistThe bill exempts residents of high-unemployment rural areas, but hangs those in high-unemployment cities out to dry.
  34. Maine’s Governor Defies the Law and Voters on Medicaid ExpansionRepublican Paul LePage plans to block a voter-sanctioned measure via stubborn defiance of the law.
  35. California Considers Medical Price ControlsIn an alternative to single payer, a California proposal aims at holding down health care costs.
  36. Paul Ryan’s Long Fight to Destroy the Welfare State Ends in DefeatAfter failing to repeal Obamacare and “reform” Medicaid, Ryan looked forward to more years of futility and decided to pack it in.
  37. Incremental Health Reform Can Still (Slowly) WorkWhile single-payer is a giant leap to universal health coverage, smaller steps have been and probably will continue to be necessary.
  38. Liberal Think Tank Unveils New Alternative to Single-Payer Health CareYou can view the new CAP proposal as a sign of growing Democratic progressivism, or as a way to avoid the problems with single-payer plans.
  39. The White House Accidentally Made the Case for Single-Payer Health CareTrump’s team of economists argues that Medicaid is bad because it covers too few people.
  40. GOP States Are Trying to Put Time Limits on MedicaidIt’s the latest effort to attack Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.
  41. Ryan to Unemployed Poor: Let ‘Em Eat Job TrainingThe frustrated would-be entitlement reformer Paul Ryan is taking the indirect route of linking work requirements to job-training programs.
  42. medicaid
    GOP Tinkering With Medicaid Could Tempt Red States to Expand CoverageAn apparently unintended consequence.
  43. William Barber II and the MLK Legacy of Church-Based ActivismThe North Carolina–based founder of Moral Mondays is a prophetic voice for progressive politics in the MLK mold.
  44. McConnell Says No to Ryan’s Dream of Cutting Entitlements in 2018Ryan wants to use power to achieve ideological goals. McConnell wants power for power’s sake.
  45. After Tax Cut for the Rich, Trump Hopes to Take Food From Poor KidsThe president plans to cut off food aid to low-income children whose parents are unemployed, or test positive for marijuana.
  46. Maine Governor Plans to Block Medicaid Expansion Despite Statewide VoteMainers voted to expand Medicaid, but Governor Paul LePage says he won’t do it unless his conditions are met.
  47. CHIP Extension Dangerously Delayed Past Expiration DateWhat should have been a no-brainer is getting complicated and dangerous for the 9 million kids and pregnant women covered by CHIP.
  48. Will GOP Let Alaska Keep Obamacare If Its Senator Votes to Kill It Nationally?Republicans are again throwing money at Alaska to get Lisa Murkowski’s vote on a health-care bill. But this time, they may offer more than money.
  49. How Republicans Are Trying to Pass the Buck on Health CareThe Graham-Cassidy bill would reverse a long trend toward equality in health-care coverage and force hellish decisions on the states.
  50. 5 Years Later, States That Rejected Medicaid Expansion May Get Their RewardNineteen states rejected the ACA’s Medicaid expansion, mostly out of sheer ideological stubbornness. Graham-Cassidy rewards them with more money.
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