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Colbert Offers Political Advice to Elizabeth Warren on Medicare for All Plan 19.9.2019 NewsBusters
Ever wonder why hubris late-night hosts fail to put their money where their mouth is and run for public office? After all, they believe they possess more intelligence than the large swath of the country who voted for President Trump. Alas, Stephen Colbert will likely never grace the world running for any official position. However, he did offer up some advice to 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday’s The Late ...
It's not just insulin: diabetes patients struggle to get crucial supplies 18.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Type 1 diabetes can be well managed with insulin if blood sugar is consistently monitored. But insurance rules can make it hard for patients to get the medical supplies their doctors say they need.
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Two entrepreneurs explain why the health insurance industry is a direct threat to middle-class life 17.9.2019 Raw Story
Among many recent troubling headlines was this one: “Families Go Deep in Debt to Stay in the Middle Class.” That story came on the heels of a report that consumer debt in the United States hit $14 trillion in the first quarter of the year, a level not seen since just before the financial crash […]
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Here’s what George Carlin taught us about media propaganda by omission 16.9.2019 Raw Story
In the old George Carlin joke, the TV sportscaster announces: “Here’s a partial score from the West Coast – Los Angeles 6.” For a brilliant comedian like Carlin—who skewered corporate power, class structure and political/media propaganda—that’s one of his more innocuous jokes. But it’s sharply relevant today as corporate TV news outlets serve up a series of partial scores. Call it […]
President of Twitter? 14.9.2019 Outside the Beltway
Is social media making it harder for Democrats to nominate a winning candidate?
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Democrats finally realized who their real opponent is 14.9.2019 The Moderate Voice

WASHINGTON — After spending the first half-hour of Thursday’s debate tearing each other apart over health care — which happens to be their party’s strongest issue — the Democratic presidential candidates realized that their opponent is Donald Trump and acted accordingly. As a result, despite jabs and disagreements throughout a three-hour marathon, they offered a […]

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Column: Elizabeth Warren just proved she's the best candidate. Get out of her way 13.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Elizabeth Warren is the standout candidate in the Democratic presidential field.

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Amy Klobuchar: 'We Gotta Send A Message To Mitch McConnell' On Guns 13.9.2019 Crooks Liars
At last night's debate, Sen. Amy Klobuchar shot back after Beto O’Rourke called for a mandatory gun buyback program for assault weapons. Klobuchar said the one thing that united everyone on the debate stage was that "right now, on Mitch McConnell's desk, are three bills: Universal background checks, closing the Charleston loophole, and passing my bill to make sure that domestic abusers don't get AK-47s." She said it should start with a voluntary buyback plan. But she urged a push to get bills passed now. "If you want action now, we gotta send a message to Mitch McConnell. We can't wait until one of us is in the White House, we have to pass those bills right now to get this done. We can't spare another innocent life." She also went after Bernie's Medicare for All bill on the basis of people losing their current healthcare plans. “While Bernie wrote the bill, I read the bill,” Klobuchar said, arguing that the plan would remove millions of Americans from their private health insurance. "And on page eight – ...
Julián Castro calls out a confused Joe Biden in third debate — but do voters even care? 13.9.2019 Raw Story
The third Democratic primary debate answered at least one question you didn’t know you were wondering about: Yes, there is a limit on how much shouting Bernie Sanders can do before his voice gives out. This article first appeared in Salon. Outside of that, it was largely clear that the candidates had heard complaints about […]
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Five Questions Conservatives Will LIKE From the Democratic Debate 13.9.2019 NewsBusters
It’s actually possible to ask 2020 Democratic candidates questions that conservatives want answered. Thursday’s debate was proof that it can be done. To be clear, there were plenty of liberal questions, including wondering how forcible gun confiscation “will work.” Yet, ABC did manage some queries of interest to conservatives, including demanding answers on eliminating private health insurance, not speaking out on socialist dictators and calling Trump voters ...
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Castro and Biden Spar Over Semantics, Health Care 13.9.2019 Mother Jones
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro sparred with former Vice President Joe Biden in a contentious moment at Thursday’s third Democratic presidential debate, arguing that Biden couldn’t keep the facts straight about his own health care plan. But Castro seems to have misheard Biden’s own words. Castro said that Biden’s plan would leave […]
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Democratic debate: Fiery exchanges over costs of health care 13.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The first meeting of the Democratic Party's top-tier presidential contenders has begun. The debate, held on the campus of historically black Texas Southern University, includes women, people of color and a gay man, a striking contrast to the Republicans. It will unfold in a rapidly changing state that Democrats hope to eventually bring into their column.
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Americans' struggles with medical bills are a foreign concept in other countries 12.9.2019 LA Times: Business

People in other wealthy countries find Americans' health insurance deductibles hard to understand.

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Faced with soaring costs of private insurance, poll shows 58% of small business owners support Medicare for All 11.9.2019 Raw Story
“Medicare for All is the only solution to our healthcare cost crisis that will offer relief to workers and small businesses alike.” A survey released this week by the Commonwealth Fund found that, faced with soaring costs under the for-profit status quo, 58 percent of U.S. small business owners support replacing America’s dysfunctional healthcare system with Medicare […]
Democrats see Biden, Warren as close fits ideologically, view Sanders as more extreme 11.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

Democratic voters see Joe Biden as slightly to their right, Elizabeth Warren as slightly to their left, and Bernie Sanders as more extreme, a poll finds.

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Axios Reporter: Please Say Trump Will 'Repeal Your Health Care Without a Replacement' 9.9.2019 NewsBusters is the liberal "news" website that reported Team Trump would be investigating the media for embarrassing information, sending reporters into conniption fits. Alexi McCammond of Axios certainly sounded like a liberal on the Sunday panel at ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos on the fight over private health insurance. She nudged Chris Christie that voters should be told President Trump "wants to repeal your health care without a ...
Hospital giant Sutter Health faces legal reckoning over medical pricing 7.9.2019 LA Times: Business

A class-action lawsuit against Sutter is set to open this month in San Francisco Superior Court. The hospital giant stands accused of violating California's antitrust laws by leveraging its market power to drive out competition and overcharge patients.

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Medicare-for-All is not Medicare and not really for all — so what does it actually mean? 7.9.2019 Raw Story
GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Ritchard Jenkins reached into the black computer bag he keeps near his workstation at Graceful Touch Barber and Beauty Salon and rifled through medical papers, pulling out an envelope buried deep at the bottom. It was an unopened medical bill for $971.78, now 17 months overdue, that he had put out of […]
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Maddow Compares Migrant Detention Centers to Guantanamo 24.8.2019 NewsBusters
Just hours after MSNBC’s John Heilemann compared the idea of holding migrant children and their families in detention centers as they await adjudication of their asylum claims to “concentration camps,” primetime host Rachel Maddow had equally hyperbolic analysis. According to Maddow, the migrant detention centers are “kind of like ...
Op-Ed: Hello from Canada. Here's how the Democratic candidates can dispel myths about single-payer healthcare 20.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Healthcare could win or lose the presidential election for the Democrats, so candidates need to deal head-on with voter concern about reform.

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