On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

If you need to access any data, email me: subbu at newsrack.in

User: newstrust Topic: Health Care
Category: Public Option
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Biden’s COVID Plan Is Better Than Trump’s, But Still Far From Sufficient 22.11.2020 Truthout.com
The pandemic is a structural problem. To truly fight it, we must take on capitalism, agribusiness and racial ...
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What a Biden presidency may mean for your money, taxes and the economy 17.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Here’s what you need to know about Presdient-elect Joe Biden’s wallet-impacting policy proposals and how likely they are to pass once he’s sworn in Jan. 20.
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Column: Is Biden's 'public option' for healthcare already dead? 12.11.2020 LA Times: Health

President-elect Biden has proposed a "public option" to compete with private insurance plans. Experts say a GOP-controlled Senate would make that impossible.

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Supreme Court Challenge to ACA Highlights Why We Need Medicare for All 11.11.2020 Truthout.com
Supreme Court Challenge to ACA Highlights Why We Need Medicare for All
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Cambridge MP writes to Matt Hancock over anorexia inquests 11.11.2020 BBC: Front Page
A coroner raised concerns after inquests for five women who died in Cambridgeshire.
Confused? Trump’s debate remarks indicate he does not understand Biden’s health care plan 23.10.2020 Raw Story
During the final presidential debate, President Donald Trump claimed that 180 million people would lose their private health insurance to socialized medicine if the Democratic presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, is elected president. “They have 180 million people, families under what he wants to do, which will basically be socialized medicine — you […]
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Why doesn’t the US have nationalized health care? 23.10.2020 Healthcare Economist
This is one of the main topics explored by the interesting book Remedy and Reaction by Paul Starr. The U.S. has gotten close to national health insurance programs a number of times. One of the first times was in New York after World War I. The one state where compulsory health insurance came close to…
Coronavirus testing lab 'chaotic and dangerous', scientist claims 15.10.2020 BBC: Front Page
One experienced virologist raises concerns about safety protocols and a lack of training.
Gardner vs. Hickenlooper: Colorado’s U.S. Senate candidates on 13 issues 11.10.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
As the state's voters prepare to decide a contest that could help determine control of the Senate, here's where Hickenlooper, a Democrat, and Gardner, a Republican, stand on 13 key issues.
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Opinion: At debate with Biden, Trump still has no healthcare plan to offer 30.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Declaring that you have a plan to provide great, affordable healthcare does not cause such a plan magically to exist.

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‘Everybody knows he’s a liar’: Biden smacks down Trump for claiming he wants socialized medicine 30.9.2020 Raw Story
At Tuesday night’s debate, President Donald Trump tried to go after Joe Biden on health care by claiming that he agrees with Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “manifesto” on single-payer health care — even though Biden is on record saying that he prefers a public option and expansion of the Affordable Care Act. “Everything he’s saying here […]
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Coronavirus: New six people rule for 'no longer than we have to' - Hancock 10.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
The health secretary says England's new rule limiting social gatherings to six people is "vital".
The Democratic Convention Aims for the Center and Spurns Progressives 20.8.2020 Truthout.com
The “People’s Convention” organized by the Progressive Democrats offers a stark contrast to the DNC's ...
DNC Chair Put Lobbyists in Charge of Reviewing DNC Member Qualifications 19.8.2020 Truthout.com
The DNC has appointed a lot of lobbyists for major corporations that oppose wage growth to its top ...
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Joe Biden: Where does the US presidential hopeful stand on key issues? 15.8.2020 BBC: Front Page
Where does the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful stand on key issues for voters in the election?
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Insurance industry front group to bombard Democratic Convention with ads attacking Biden-backed public option 15.8.2020 Raw Story
The ads by the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future fearmonger over potential tax hikes and recycle industry talking points against “government-controlled health insurance.” When Democrats convene for their party’s virtual convention next week amid the backdrop of a global pandemic, media coverage of the event will be interspersed with insurance industry ads attacking the public option—a […]
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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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