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What Do You Want to Know About Medicare-for-All? 19.3.2019 Mother Jones
As the Democratic presidential hopefuls descend on Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina to begin stumping for the 2020 nomination, there’s one policy idea that has become increasingly central to their early campaign promises: Medicare-for-all.  “You can provide health care to everybody in a variety of ways, that’s true,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a longtime […]
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Amy Klobuchar runs on a record of accomplishments -- including with Republicans 19.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Minnesota Democratic senator and 2020 presidential candidate has touted a bipartisan approach and stopped short of embracing some progressive priorities, distinguishing her from many competitors.
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In Iowa, Beto O’Rourke works to find his footing on health care 18.3.2019 Raw Story

Beto O’Rourke has long advocated for “universal, guaranteed, high-quality health care for all.” But how exactly does he think the country should get there? It is a question that hung over O’Rourke’s first few days as a presidential candidate here in this crucial early v...

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‘I vote with my pancreas’: How the skyrocketing price of insulin became a 2020 election issue 17.3.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Once a month, Sarah Stark makes the trip to her local pharmacy to pick up the insulin she needs to keep her diabetes in check. She has health insurance through her job and uses a $100 manufacturer’s coupon to help defray the cost. Even so, she ends up paying a whopping $728.40. Stark, 28, is […]
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Newsom’s fellow Democrats push him to do more on healthcare 7.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

On his first day in office, Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled an ambitious healthcare plan, including a dramatic Medi-Cal expansion that would cover young adults in the U.S. illegally and provide new subsidies to help middle-class families afford insurance.

Now Democrats in the Legislature say they want...

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Fox Business Tries And Fails To Argue Against Single Payer 5.3.2019 Crooks Liars
Pro-tip for Fox Networks: if you want to do anti-single payer propaganda, don't invite an actual medical doctor to come on your programs. The show "Bulls and Bears" decided to host Dr. Adam Gaffney of Physicians for a National Health Program. He swiftly dismantled the other guests on the issue of single payer health care. On the false belief that doctors will be underpaid in a single-payer, universal coverage system, Gaffney noted that you could move to a single-payer system in an affordable way and "still pay doctors roughly comparable to what they're being paid now." The freakout over the "price tag" has been waved over and over on Fox. Gaffney said: It's actually estimated that overall healthcare spending would be well under single payer -- actually $2 trillion less over ten years. Yes, more of the money would be going to the federal government but overall as a nation, even according to that libertarian think tank study, we would be spending less an overall healthcare expenditures, which is what ...
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Physician stuns a Fox panel with ‘one of the best cases for single payer I’ve ever seen’ 5.3.2019 Raw Story

Amid mounting excitement over new Medicare for All legislation unveiled this week, Dr. Adam Gaffney took on a panel of skeptics at Fox Business Network on Friday, delivering a widely celebrated argument for why U.S. lawmakers need to heed the growing public demands to replace private for-profit heal...

The post Physician stuns a Fox panel with ‘one of the best cases for single payer I’ve ever seen’ appeared first on Raw Story.

That 'Medicare for all' won't be painless is no excuse not to try it 3.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: As a Kaiser healthcare user, I applaud that company’s success in handling medical care and insurance. But it seems that Dr. Robert Pearl, the former Permanente Medical Group chief executive, attempts to discredit “Medicare for all” but actually states why and how we should begin...

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'Medicare for all’ is popular, but it's likely doomed to fail 28.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When people have health issues — be it back pain or obesity — they hope for a painless, effortless solution. We all want that magic pill, and not just for our medical problems.

Our nation’s desire for pain-free solutions has turned “Medicare for all” into the most popular brand in healthcare policy....

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Democrats Are Introducing Medicare for All With Actual Outside Support 27.2.2019 Mother Jones
On Wednesday, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) will introduce “The Medicare-For-All Act of 2019,” a comprehensive bill with over 100 cosponsors that is set to become the new Democratic House’s main pitch for how a single-payer health system might work. The bill draws inspiration from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) 2017 “Medicare For All” proposal and a House […]
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Here’s what the Democrats’ new Medicare for All bill would do 27.2.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
On Wednesday, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) will introduce the Medicare for All Act of 2019, and already more than 100 House Democrats have said they support the bill. ThinkProgress reviewed a section-by-section summary of the bill and participated in two press calls with the congresswoman and her staff. Jayapal’s plan is likely the most ambitious […]
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Democrats have a 'socialist' albatross around their necks 27.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A Green New Deal and a single-payer healthcare system may be just as much pie in the sky today as they were before the 2016 elections. But all the talk about them among liberal Democrats appears to have moved public opinion — about the Democratic Party.

In a new survey for the Hill by Harvard University...

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Beyond 'bumper sticker' slogans: 2020 Democrats debate details of Medicare-for-all 25.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Presidential candidates like Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar are giving details of their health care proposals, the first big issue where 2020 hopefuls are differentiating themselves.
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An “Exciting But Dangerous Moment” for Medicare for All 23.2.2019 The Moderate Voice

All human beings have a right to healthcare, but powerful forces remain dead set against it. An interview with PNHP president Dr. Adam Gaffney. by Michael Winship Dr. Adam Gaffney is the brand new president of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), the national, Medicare for All advocacy group of medical professionals and others […]

The post An “Exciting But Dangerous Moment” for Medicare for All appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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How Gov. Walz's health care buy-in plan works 22.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Walz plan isn't as simple as a MinnesotaCare buy-in. It isn't a single-payer plan. And it wouldn't start right away.
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Trojan Horse Legislation Could Derail Single-Payer in Massachusetts 20.2.2019
Legislators have found a way to appear pro-single-payer while implementing a death-by-task-force tactic.

The post Trojan Horse Legislation Could Derail Single-Payer in Massachusetts appeared first on Truthout.

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One Democrat in the race seems serious about governing, and it’s not Bernie Sanders 20.2.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Whatever you think of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the frumpy Vermont senator deserves credit for expanding the substantive ambition of the Democratic presidential field. Sanders’ unexpectedly strong 2016 primary campaign proved that there is a hunger for big ideas like Medicare for All within the Democratic electorate, and it’s now likely that whoever the 2020 […]
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What if public insurance covered abortion? That’s the question activists are asking now. 20.2.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
What if public health insurance paid for abortion? More and more people are beginning to ask that question. With support for Roe v. Wade stronger than ever before, reproductive rights advocates have moved the “Overton window” of what policy ideas are considered feasible. Now, instead of simply defending the right to abortion, they’re talking about securing access. Advocates […]
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Bernie Sanders already moved Democrats to the left. Why is he running again? 20.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Is there another outsider who yanked an unwilling political party further in his or her ideological direction in a shorter period of time than Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)? I mean, other than Donald Trump.

Back when he was polling in single digits at the outset of the 2016 presidential primary,...

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Curious How Bernie Sanders Went From ’60s Radical to Democratic Front-Runner? Read On. 20.2.2019 Mother Jones
Bernie Sanders launched his second bid for president with about as much pomp as he did his first one. In other words, not much. In April 2015, Sanders announced his candidacy via Twitter then walked outside his Capitol Hill office and held a press conference. On Monday morning, Sanders got his gritty reboot off the […]
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