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‘Hell yes’: Experts say America has become a failed state in 2020 5.8.2020 Raw Story
If the United States isn’t a failed state in 2020, it is rapidly on its way toward becoming one. Economists, historians and public health experts I spoke to would generally agree with that sentence, even if they might disagree on some of the details or the severity of the crisis. Since 2000 we have had two […]
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Biden-Sanders Panels Unveil Progressive Policy Blueprint 9.7.2020 Crooks Liars
Unity Task Forces formed by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled sweeping party platform recommendations Wednesday that—while falling short of progressive ambitions in a number of areas, from climate to healthcare—were applauded as important steps toward a bold and just policy agenda that matches the multiple crises the nation and humanity now face. "We've moved the needle a lot, especially on environmental justice and upping Biden's ambition," said Sunrise Movement co-founder and executive director Varshini Prakash, a member of the Biden-Sanders Climate Task Force. "But there's still more work to do to push Democrats to act at the scale of the climate crisis." The climate panel—co-chaired by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and former Secretary of State John Kerry—recommended that the Democratic Party commit to "eliminating carbon pollution from power plants by 2035," massively expanding investments in clean energy sources, and "achieving net-zero ...
Biden’s Campaign Teamed up With Bernie to Write a Progressive Platform. Will Joe Actually Run on It? 9.7.2020 Mother Jones
Joe Biden wouldn’t back the Green New Deal. Throughout the Democratic primary, he acknowledged the urgency of the climate crisis, but maintained any solution should be “rational and affordable.” Instead of committing to the vision Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) had put forth, Biden proposed his own plan to create 10 million green new jobs. Ocasio-Cortez […]
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Column: For God's sake, Mr. President, don't inject yourself with insulin 4.6.2020 LA Times: Business

President Trump wondered at a press conference if he should use insulin even though he doesn't have diabetes. That would be a bad idea.

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Coronavirus: Schools and businesses could see 'local lockdowns' 27.5.2020 BBC: Front Page
Restrictions could be introduced when there is a local flare-up of coronavirus, a minister says.
Colorado lawmakers return to tackle $3.3 billion budget hole 25.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
No public health insurance option. Drastic cuts to K-12 and higher education funding. Seniors losing tax breaks on their homes.
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Trump Vows To 'Terminate Health Care' Despite COVID-19 Deaths On The Rise 7.5.2020 Crooks Liars
With the Supreme Court hearing arguments this week and next, a reporter asked President Beelzebub this afternoon if he was planning to continue on with his administration's lawsuit to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Here's his response: TRUMP: Obamacare was a disaster, but we ran it very well. And we made it barely acceptable. It was a disaster under President Obama, and it's very bad health care. What we want to do is terminate it and give great health care, and we'll have great health care, including pre-existing conditions, 100 percent pre-existing conditions. Now we've already pretty much killed it, because we got rid of the individual mandate...but what we are doing is we're gonna terminate health care for - under Obamacare because it's bad, and we're replacing it with a great health care at far less money and it includes pre-existing conditions. "We're gonna terminate health care...." If that isn't the most Freudian of slips, because we all know that's what he and his GOPack of Hyenas wants. ...
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Lorena Garcia appealing decision barring her from Colorado’s Democratic Senate primary ballot 6.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The Colorado Supreme Court has all but cemented a two-way Democratic primary for Colorado’s U.S. Senate seat in June between John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff after reversing another Denver District Court decision. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that Democratic candidate Lorena Garcia shouldn’t be placed on the primary ballot because she didn’t collect enough […]
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Trump administration skimps on coronavirus aid for Medicaid providers 1.5.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Medicaid and other parts of the healthcare safety net get left behind in the Trump administration's plans for distributing aid to battle the coronavirus.

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Democrats Poised to Propose Medicare for Those Who’ve Lost Health Coverage 28.4.2020 Truthout.com
Democrats Poised to Propose Medicare for Those Who’ve Lost Health Coverage
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Column: Amid an epidemic, Trump is still making decisions that could kill people 2.4.2020 LA Times: Health

President Trump's decisions not to reopen Obamacare plans and to roll back auto emissions rules are deadly.

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The Spot: Coronavirus changes almost everything; Hickenlooper ethics hearing delayed 20.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
It was two weeks ago to the day that the governor announced the state’s first two known cases of the coronavirus. Don’t panic, Jared Polis said at a news conference. He was asked whether Coloradans should change their daily routines. “I don’t plan on changing mine,” he said.
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Insurance Industry Ramps Up Propaganda Against Medicare for All Amid Pandemic 17.3.2020 Truthout.com
Insurance Industry Ramps Up Propaganda Against Medicare for All Amid Pandemic
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‘Despicable’ insurance industry front group ramps up propaganda against Medicare for All amid coronavirus pandemic 17.3.2020 Raw Story
“The healthcare industry will fight any threat to its profits with force and gobs of cash, even in the midst of a global pandemic. They cannot be bargained with. And they must be defeated.” As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the United States, laying bare the myriad dysfunctions and inefficiencies of America’s for-profit healthcare system, […]
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'Bigger than any one of us': Biden, Sanders address pandemic in debate 16.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders sought in Sunday's Democratic debate to cast themselves as best-positioned to lead the nation through a global pandemic, uniting in their criticism of President Trump's response to the fast-moving coronavirus but diverging in how they would confront the spiraling public health and economic crisis.
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Coronavirus pandemic shuts down Colorado Capitol for at least two weeks 14.3.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
The Colorado Legislature will halt its annual session at least until March 30 due to concerns from the coronavirus pandemic, leaving more than 350 bills in progress.
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MSNBC TRASHES Trump's Coronavirus Speech as a ‘Distraction,’ ‘Strange,’ ‘Weird,’ ‘Worrying’ 12.3.2020 NewsBusters
Predictably, MSNBC reacted to President Donald Trump’s Wednesday night address on the coronavirus with scorn, venom, vitriol, and downright fear that the Trump administration isn’t looking out for the safety of the American public. In various points throughout the first segment, the speech was panned as a “distraction,” “strange,” “weird,” “worrying,” and mocked as poorly ...
First hearing for hybrid public option in Colorado attracts strong opinions 12.3.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The proposal for to create a hybrid public insurance option in Colorado garnered vehement opposition from hospital, insurance and business representatives Wednesday, with more than 90 people signing up to testify about the bill.
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Colorado Option unveiled, the centerpiece of Democrats’ effort to cut health care costs 6.3.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The long-awaited Colorado bill to create a variation of a public health insurance option -- an effort that has garnered national attention and the ire of hospitals -- was unveiled Thursday, just before the midway point of the legislative session.
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Community Clinics Fighting Coronavirus Could Soon Lose Federal Funding 5.3.2020 Truthout.com
Community Clinics Fighting Coronavirus Could Soon Lose Federal Funding
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