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Single Payer News: December 9, 2018 – December 15, 2018

DECEMBER 15

Obamacare crusade grows more fraught for GOP after court ruling
LA Times
News
Dec. 15, 2018

Ruling Against Health Law Puts Political Divide in Stark Relief
WSJ
News
Dec. 15, 2018

The Democratic House is taking on ethics reform first. We need it.
Washington Post
Editorial
Dec. 15, 2018

GOP feels heat in wake of Obamacare ruling: ‘It’s all the downsides’
Politico
News
Dec. 15, 2018

Even Old Folks Trended Democratic in 2018
NY Magazine
News
Dec. 15, 2018

O, just come out and say it—Michael Cohen is Jewish
TU
Column (Rabbi Matt Cutler)
Dec. 15, 2018

DECEMBER 14

The Medicare-for-all paradox
Vox
News
Dec. 14, 2018

Take it from me, tweaks won’t fix health care. Democrats should focus on Medicare for All.
USA Today
Opinion (Wendell Potter)
Dec. 14, 2018
NOTE: Potter, a former health insurance executive, is president of the Business Initiative for Health Policy.

Here Are the ‘Outside the Box’ Progressive Ideas 2020 Democrats Are Pitching
New Hampshire Public Radio
News
Dec. 14, 2018

Medicare for Everybody Else
The Weekly Standard
Blog
Dec. 14, 2018

DECEMBER 13

We read Democrats’ 8 plans for universal health care. Here’s how they work.
Vox
News
Dec. 13, 2018

Max & Murphy Podcast: Will Single-Payer Health Care Come to New York?
Gotham Gazette
News
Dec. 13, 2018
NOTE: The 55 minute podcast can also be heard here

Max & Murphy: The Prospects and Pitfalls for Single-Payer Healthcare in New York
City Limits
News
Dec. 13, 2018

CityViews: NYS Needs Single-Payer. But Health Reforms Can’t Stop There.
City Limits
Opinion (Judy Wessler)
Dec. 13, 2018

Slay the single-payer myths: Ocasio-Cortez is the latest to spread falsehoods about what it will cost
NYDN
Opinion (Bill Hammond)
Dec. 13, 2018

Economic outlook: Investing in health
Crain’s NY Business
News
Dec. 13, 2018

Poll Tells Gavin Newsom: Make Universal Health Care Highest Priority
Capital Public Radio
News
Dec. 13, 2018

Tulsi Gabbard 2020: Democrat ‘Seriously Considering’ Presidential Run, She Says
International Business Times
News
Dec. 13, 2018

Green Party Plans to Support Legislative Priorities
Spectrum Capital Tonight
News
Dec. 13, 2018

This Brewing Healthcare Battle Is a Preview of the Medicare for All War
VICE
News
Dec. 13, 2018

Legislative panel recommends Medicaid buy-in to reduce Oregon’s uninsured rate
Portland Business Journal
News
Dec. 13, 2018

Drug company graft not only driver of health care costs
Houston Chronicle
Column (Chris Tomlinson)
Dec. 13, 2018

DECEMBER 12

Rivera picked as health committee chair
Crain’s Health Pulse
News
Dec. 12, 2018

Single payer, double standard
Empire Center
Blog
Dec. 12, 2018

Older Voters Have Favored the G.O.P. Can Democrats Pry Some Away?
NYT
Opinion (Frederick Lynch)
Dec. 12, 2018
NOTE: Lynch is an associate professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, is the author of “One Nation Under AARP: The Fight Over Medicare, Social Security and America’s Future.”

Free health care is going to be very expensive
The Hill
Opinion (Dr. Vatsal Thakkar)
Dec. 12, 2018
NOTE: He is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the N.Y.U School of Medicine and is the founder & CEO of Reimbursify.

Conservatives should be wary of ‘Medicare for all’ distraction
Washington Examiner
Column (Philip Klein)
Dec. 12, 2018

The impossibility of bipartisan health-care compromise
The Week Magazine
News
Dec. 12, 2018

Column: How much should I save for retirement?
PBS
Column (Philip Moeller)
Dec. 12, 2018

The Obstacles Facing Single-Payer in NY are Also Precisely Why its Fans Want It
City Limits
News
Dec. 12, 2018

Vermont May Require Short-Term Plans to Include Obamacare Benefits
The Heartland Institute
News
Dec. 12, 2018

DECEMBER 11

The Year Ahead: Drug pricing efforts to test bipartisanship
The Hill
News
Dec. 11, 2018

Universal healthcare could save America trillions: what’s holding us back?
The Guardian
Opinion (Adam Gaffney)
Dec. 11, 2018
NOTE: Gaffney is an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is Secretary of the advocacy organization Physicians for a National Health Program.

Ro Khanna still believes in Silicon Valley
Politico
News
Dec. 11, 2018

Why Single-Payer Health Care May Not Pass in NY Even with Democrats in Control
NY1
News
Dec. 11, 2018

Health Matters: Wishes can become reality
Olean Times Herald
Opinion (Athena Godet-Calogeras)
Dec. 11, 2018
NOTE: Calogeras is chairwoman of the Health Care Access Coalition and a volunteer with the Cattaraugus County Health Department.)

Some surprises as Senate Democrats announce committee chairs
City & State
News
Dec. 11, 2018

Powerful NY Unions Could Complicate Push For Single Payer Health Care
Gothamist
News
Dec. 11, 2018

Centrists are alive and kicking
Washington Post
Column (Jennifer Rubin)
Dec. 11, 2018

Beyond the Why: Duane Peterson on How SunCommon is Good for the World
Forbes
Opinion (Nell Derick Debevoise)
Dec. 11, 2018
NOTE: Debevoise is founder and CEO of Inspiring Capital. She also advises Govern For America and Project Forward on their innovative models using experiential learning and blockchain to build a more equitable and regenerative global economy.

Incoming Dem chairman open to hearing on ‘Medicare for all’
The Hill
News
Dec. 11, 2018

DECEMBER 10

Single-payer price tag rises with long-term-care addition
Crain’s Health Pulse
News
Dec. 10, 2018

Establishment looks to crush liberals on Medicare for All
Politico
News
Dec. 10, 2018

Presidential Hopefuls Pushed to Go Big on Climate Change
AP
News
Dec. 10, 2018

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Harvard orientation for freshman lawmakers as ‘lobbyist project’ that hypes tax cuts for corporations
Business Insider
News
Dec. 10, 2018

Albany’s checklist of health care bills
City & State
News
Dec. 10, 2018

The Health 202: The Trump administration removed a training guide for Latino outreach from an ACA website
Washington Post
News
Dec. 10, 2018

Progressives Won’t Be Happy With Nancy Pelosi
WSJ
Opinion (Ted Rall)
Dec. 10, 2018
NOTE: Mr. Rall is a political cartoonist and author of “Francis: The People’s Pope,” the latest in his series of graphic novel-format biographies.

If you want Medicare-for-all, prepare for a long and bloody fight
Washington Post
Column (Paul Waldman)
Dec. 10, 2018

DECEMBER 9

Messaging or Investigating? How Should House Democrats Use Their Very Limited Power?
New Yorker
News
Dec. 9, 2018

‘Change can’t wait’: insurgent Democrats seek to shake up politics
The Guardian
News
Dec. 9, 2018

‘You don’t just get to say that you’re progressive’: The left moves to defend its brand
Politico
News
Dec. 9, 2018

The progressive bills of 2019
City & State
News
Dec. 9, 2018

Has single-payer health care’s time finally come?
City & State
News
Dec. 9, 2018

The Democratic divide
City & State
News
Dec. 9, 2018

NYC still treats the Bronx as lower class
The Riverdale Press
News
Dec. 9, 2018

“He is unstoppable”: Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse looks like the next generation of Democratic leadership
Denver Post
News
Dec. 9, 2018