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Five GOP Senators Now Oppose the Health Care Bill as Written


Nevada’s Dean Heller is the latest Republican senator to declare opposition to the party’s health care bill, but he does not rule out accepting a future revision.

Posted on Jun 24, 2017 READ MORE
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California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat, Shelves State’s Single-Payer Bill


The Healthy California Act, or SB 562, had already passed the state Senate and was making its way through the lower chamber.

Posted on Jun 24, 2017 READ MORE

The Secret Republican Plan to Unravel Medicaid


The Senate GOP bill to replace Obamacare uses a trick to ultimately destroy Medicaid that may go largely unnoticed. (Pictured, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.)

Posted on Jun 24, 2017 READ MORE

Son of a Mitch









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Price on Your Head









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Blanket Coverage









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Your Health May Be in Susan Collins’ Hands—and That’s Not Good News


The senator from Maine is often portrayed in the media as the exemplar of Republican moderation. But will she stand against her party when it counts?

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Host a Q&A on the Secret GOP Health Care Bill (Video)

In a Facebook Live conversation streamed Monday, the senators took audience questions and examined the future of health care in the U.S.

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Teeth


A muckraking new book exposes the hidden reality of oral disease—a stepchild in the health care debate and likely the largest pre-existing condition of all—in the United States.

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Walk the Plank









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Voters Are Fired Up for a Single-Payer System, Creating a Dilemma for Democrats


Across the country, the message is clear that the public supports “Medicare for all.” So why do the leaders of the Democratic Party balk at getting on board?

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 READ MORE

California’s ‘Medicare-for-All’ Plan Clears State Senate


The bill, which would create the first state-level single-payer health care system in the U.S., is hailed as a major step in creating a proving ground for a national program.

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 READ MORE

California’s ‘Medicare for All’ Bill Would Cover Everyone, Cut Costs, Analysis Shows


As polling finds strong support in the state for universal coverage, a new financial review shows the proposal would reduce health care spending by almost 20 percent.

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 READ MORE

Donald Trump’s Meaner America


Licensed by the new president, Americans now say and do things to people they disagree with that previously were unthinkable. Take Greg Gianforte as an example.

Posted on May 28, 2017 READ MORE

Lion’s Share









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Three Strategies to Defend GOP Health Bill: Euphemisms, False Statements and Deleted Comments


Since the House passed the American Health Care Act, Republican members of Congress have tried to swing public opinion to their side.

Posted on May 25, 2017 READ MORE

Diagnosis









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Is Health Care ‘the Military-Industrial Complex of the 21st Century’?


American corporations would benefit from single-payer health care, so why do so few support implementing Medicare for all?

Posted on May 23, 2017 READ MORE

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Posted on May 18, 2017 ENLARGE

Why People With Disabilities Can’t Present Their Version of the Truth


When Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks labeled physical illness a moral failing, there were no disabled reporters to question him.

Posted on May 8, 2017 READ MORE

Trumpcare Is a Transfer From the Sick and Poor to the Rich and Healthy


Shame on every one of the 217 Republicans who voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Thursday and substitute basically nothing.

Posted on May 7, 2017 READ MORE

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Benefits From Health Care Lobbyists After Dismissing a Single-Payer System


The California Democrat attended a fundraising event held by a big-pharma lobbying firm a week after constituents booed her stance on single-payer health care. (Pictured, a protester at a Feinstein event in February.)

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Rep. Mo Brooks Faces Backlash Over Health Care Comment


After the Alabama Republican (pictured on right, with CNN’s Jake Tapper) refers to healthy people as those who have “led good lives,” angry and passionate responses erupt online.

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Our Political Reality Is the Stuff of Nightmares


It’s become the new abnormal: Trump’s decrees, accusations and posturing; his transparent lies, threats and reversals. Then comes the cleanup crew, the White House propagandists, pretending he’s serious.

Posted on May 2, 2017 READ MORE

Careful Now









Posted on Apr 22, 2017 ENLARGE

How Justice Democrats Plan to Give Progressives a Reason to Vote in the 2018 Midterms


Kyle Kulinski, a co-founder of the political movement, tells Truthdig where establishment Democrats are failing and how voters can reform the stagnant party.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 READ MORE

Why the Affordable Care Act Hasn’t Gone Far Enough (Audio and Transcript)

Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and activist Dr. Paul Song discuss the failures of Obamacare and the future of health care reform. Transcript added.

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Medicare-for-All Advocates Rally Nationwide


The Campaign for Guaranteed Healthcare, a coalition that believes access to health care is “basic to human dignity,” coordinates events.

Posted on Apr 8, 2017 READ MORE

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New Poll Shows 56 Percent of Voters Disapprove of GOP Health Care Plan


The results come just as House Republicans, citing a lack of support for the legislation, postpone a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Mar 23, 2017 READ MORE

Lawmakers’ Letters to Constituents on Health Care Are Full of Lies and Misinformation


Emails and letters sent by both Republicans and Democrats contain a wealth of misinformation, from statements that are simply misleading to whoppers.

Posted on Mar 23, 2017 READ MORE

Ryancare









Posted on Mar 16, 2017 ENLARGE

If ‘Ryancare’ Is Dead on Arrival, Can We Please Now Try Single-Payer?


The problem for policymakers is that they have been trying to fund an inefficient and overpriced medical system with scarce taxpayer funds without capping costs.

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 READ MORE

Coverage









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Bernie Sanders Finds Common Ground in Trump Country


In rural West Virginia, supporters of Donald Trump cheer the progressive senator’s call for universal health care.

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GOP Plan Would Dismantle Much of Obamacare and Cut Taxes for the Rich


The proposed American Health Care Act abandons many of President Trump’s campaign commitments while unraveling key aspects of the existing law.

Posted on Mar 7, 2017 READ MORE

Watch: Trump’s CPAC Speech

The president attacked the press and riled up the crowd Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland.

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Trump’s Tweets Are a Sideshow: His Executive Orders Are Building a Corporate State


The Trump era heralds a growing assault on basic government and progressive values.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 READ MORE

China Shop









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With Late Night Vote, GOP Takes Aim at Key Health Care Gains


Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, called the Republican senators’ action “shocking, reckless and immoral.”

Posted on Jan 12, 2017 READ MORE

The Three Big Reasons the GOP Can’t Replace Obamacare


Republicans are preparing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but they still haven’t come up with an alternative.

Posted on Jan 9, 2017 READ MORE

Democrats Gear Up for Fight Against Future GOP Health Care Proposals


Republican lawmakers took the first step in unraveling the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, prompting President Obama to urge fellow Democrats to fight any “Trumpcare” replacement.

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 READ MORE

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Iceland’s Pirate Party Has Been Handed a Mandate to Implement Progressive Policies


The country’s recent elections brought a radical change; Paul Ryan is very, very wrong about Obamacare and Medicare; meanwhile, the Time magazine cover featuring Donald Trump may be more subversive than many realize. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 READ MORE

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‘Enough to Make Me Gag’: Warren and Sanders Decry Latest Big Pharma Giveaway (Video)


Sen. Elizabeth Warren vows to fight the 21st Century Cures Act “because I know the difference between compromise and extortion.”

Posted on Nov 30, 2016 READ MORE

What’s on Your Ballot? Truthdig’s Voter Guide


Choosing the next president isn’t the only important decision the American electorate has to make in the 2016 election. In this article members of the Truthdig team share their opinions on other key issues.

Posted on Nov 6, 2016 READ MORE

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