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Republicans’ Attempts to Scrap the ACA Produce a Surprising Side Effect


GOP legislators struggling to “repeal and replace” find themselves facing stronger public support for Obamacare and rising sentiment for a right to health care.

Posted on Jul 23, 2017 READ MORE
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President Trump Doesn’t Have a Handle on Health Care, Times Interview Confirms


In a curious sit-down with The New York Times, Trump calls attention to gaps in his understanding of health care policy and feeds other doubts about him held by his critics.

Posted on Jul 20, 2017 READ MORE

Hundreds of Activists Occupy the Capitol to Protest Trumpcare


Scores of people are arrested in what organizers describe as the largest demonstration against the GOP bill so far.

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Senate Health Care Vote Delayed as John McCain Recovers From Surgery


With the Republican senator unable to cast a ballot, the latest version of President Trump’s prized health care bill has hit another snag. It’s unclear how long the delay will be.

Posted on Jul 16, 2017 READ MORE

Here’s How Republican Lawmakers Are Responding to Medicaid Advocates


Disability rights activists protesting the proposed GOP health care bill’s cuts to Medicaid are being met with slammed doors and, in some cases, police force.

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 READ MORE

Trump’s Health Care and the Politics of Disposability


The right’s politics are as vicious as ever, but they also present a unique opportunity.

Posted on Jul 6, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Did Us All a Favor: He Helped Us Agree That Health Care Is a Right


Trumpcare has turned single-payer opponents into unwitting proponents; nonpartisan journalism may be on its way out, and maybe that’s a good thing; meanwhile, much media coverage of the war in Syria has been questionable.

Posted on Jul 3, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Makes a Push on Health Bill but Still Supports Repeal-Only Option as a Backup


GOP moderates and conservatives continue to disagree over the proposed Senate health care legislation.

Posted on Jul 2, 2017 READ MORE

Now’s the Time for Medicare for All (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

As Republicans in Congress move to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are moving in the opposite direction, toward a universal single-payer system.

Posted on Jul 2, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Senate Leaders Scramble for a Deal on Health Care Bill


The proposal crafted by Republican senators has many critics and few outspoken fans on Capitol Hill, and prospects for changing that are uncertain.

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 READ MORE

It’s Time for Medicare for All


Democrats would be wise to seize the moment. They shouldn’t just defend the Affordable Care Act but also forge ahead to create a universal single-payer system.

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 READ MORE

Mitch McConnell Delays Health Care Vote


The Senate majority leader is putting off the vote until after the July 4 recess, a move viewed by many as a testament to the strength of the bill’s critics.

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 READ MORE

Disabled Activists Put Their Bodies on the Line to Defend Health Care


Demonstrators oppose the Senate’s newly unveiled health care bill, which repeals many tax increases for wealthy Americans. Those increases helped expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Jun 25, 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

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Senate GOP Releases Obamacare Overhaul to Immediate Criticism From Both Sides of the Aisle


The latest attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act meets with solid Democratic opposition—and complaints from some Republicans. (Pictured, President Obama’s signature on the ACA.)

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 READ MORE

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Medicare for All: A Prescription for What Ails Us


As the Senate’s disclosure of its version of Trumpcare dominates news channels, the underreported movement for single-payer health care grows.

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 READ MORE

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

Senate Steers Toward Showdown Vote on Health Bill Next Week


Trouble appears to be brewing once again over the GOP’s effort to push the Republican-sponsored American Health Care Act through both houses of Congress.

Posted on Jun 20, 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

Gutting Health Care in Darkness


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP are trying to eviscerate the Affordable Care Act using methods totally at odds with how it was brought to life seven years ago.

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 READ MORE

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

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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

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Republicans Are Putting Single-Payer Health Care on the Table With Their Anti-Obamacare Fanaticism


Sooner or later, we will have universal health care in this country—sooner if the congressional majority succeeds in destroying the Affordable Care Act, later if it fails.

Posted on May 9, 2017 READ MORE

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 the Best Advertisement for Nationalizing Insurance


The sadism and greed of the GOP were on display last week as its House members voted to destroy Obamacare and remove coverage for pre-existing conditions. (Pictured, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who commented on the vote.)

Posted on May 8, 2017 READ MORE

Senate Republicans Plan Health Bill That Keeps Some of Obamacare (Video)


Their approach probably ensures that the GOP will eventually have to face legislation that doesn’t fully repeal the Affordable Care Act. (Pictured, Maine Sen. Susan Collins.)

Posted on May 7, 2017 READ MORE

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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.

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Philosophy Lesson


The comedian uses his personal experience to ask the philosophical questions that need to animate every debate about health care.

Posted on May 5, 2017 READ MORE

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GOP Passes ‘Trumpcare’ Bill; Critics Lambaste It


The latest version of the American Health Care Act drew widespread criticism on and beyond Capitol Hill, and no House Democrats voted for the bill.

Posted on May 4, 2017 READ MORE

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

We Have No Choice but to Resist Trump and the GOP With All Our Might


In just over two months, the Trump administration and its political and financial support system have given Americans cause for concern—but the situation is not beyond hope.

Posted on Mar 31, 2017 READ MORE

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Why This Isn’t the Time for a Public Health Insurance Option or Medicare for Some


To begin to solve the health care crisis, we need a system based on health and the money to pay for it. House Resolution 676 is the model for that system.

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All Plan


Democrats on Capitol Hill are gloating about the demise of the American Health Care Act. The Vermont senator is about to do them one better.

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 READ MORE

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Bernie Sanders: Democrats’ Intransigence Is the Solution, Not the Problem (Video)


The refusal of progressives and Democrats to work with the GOP is not why the American Health Care Act failed, according to the Vermont senator and former presidential candidate.

Posted on Mar 26, 2017 READ MORE

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