Single Payer News: December 30, 2018 – January 5, 2019

JANUARY 5

Middle-Class Shame Will Decide Where America Is Headed
NYT
Opinion (Alissa Quart)
Jan. 5, 2019
NOTE: Quart is the executive editor of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and the author of “Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America.”

Tedra Cobb reflects on the midterm
Watertown Daily Times
News
Jan. 5, 2019

US health care is an ongoing miserable failure
The Hill
Opinion (Anders Aslund)
Jan. 5, 2019
NOTE: Anders Åslund is a Swedish economist and a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.

Editorial: Gavin Newsom’s big bet on early education
San Francisco Chronicle
Editorial
Jan. 5, 2019

EDITORIAL: When the government can’t afford health care
Las Vegas Journal
Editorial
Jan. 5, 2019

JANUARY 4

New House Committee Chiefs Take Their Chairs
WSJ
News
Jan. 4, 2019

Democrats won the House on Obamacare. Here’s how they plan to defend it.
Politico
News
Jan. 4, 2019

Democratic takeover of House marks a new era of divided government
LA Times
News
Jan. 4, 2019

Coalition group calling on new Congress to pass democracy reform bill
WWLP-TV
News
Jan. 4, 2019

Northern Illinois Doctor Believes Single Payer Is The Answer
WNIJ-Northern Public Radio
News
Jan. 4, 2019

Will Rubber Meet Road In New Session?
State of Politics
Blog
Jan. 4, 2019

New Democratic House majority is looming specter for small business
The Hill
Opinion (Alfredo Ortiz)
Jan. 4, 2019

Health care in 2019: 3 predictions for the year ahead
The Hill
Opinion (Michael Strazzella)
Jan. 4, 2019
NOTE: Strazzella is the co-leader at the Washington, D.C. office and practice group leader of federal government relations at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

Americans warming to socialism over capitalism, polls show
Fox
News
Jan. 4, 2019

EDITORIAL: The left assumes control this week
Colorado Gazette
Editorial
Jan. 4, 2019

Former Democratic congressional candidate Pat Ryan declares candidacy for Ulster County exec post
Daily Freeman
News
Jan. 4, 2019

Long Island business leaders on what lies ahead
Long Island Biz News
Opinion
Jan. 4, 2019
NOTE: A compilation of business leader opinion pieces, including Rick Murphy, president of South Nassau Communities Hospital.

JANUARY 3

Dems face opportunity — and pitfalls — in new House majority
Politico
News
Jan. 3, 2019

Democratic Majority In NYS Senate Might Not Be A Smooth Ride
WAMC
News
Jan. 3, 2019

Yes, “Medicare for all” is socialized healthcare
Washington Examiner
Opinion (Philip Klein)
Jan. 3, 2019
NOTE: Klein is the executive editor of the Washington Examiner.

Where Elizabeth Warren differs from Bernie Sanders
The Week
News
Jan. 3, 2019

9 lawmakers to watch in the new Congress
Vox
News
Jan. 3, 2019

Socialism Rising: Dems take House pushing massive government expansion, as party lurches left
Fox
News
Jan. 3, 2019

New Minn. congressional Dems see hope for cooperation in divided government
Minn. Public Radio
News
Jan. 3, 2019

How Elizabeth Warren Could Expand The Democratic Party — And Win
WBUR
Column (Miles Howard)
Jan. 3, 2019

You may already be running
Washington Post
Column (Alexandra Petri)
Jan. 3, 2019

House Democrats plan to hold hearings on Medicare for All
Washington Post
News
Jan. 3, 2019

Socialists Are No Strangers to Congress
WSJ
Opinion (David Greenberg)
Jan. 3, 2019
NOTE: Greenberg is a professor of history at Rutgers University and author of “Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency.”

Who’s Afraid of the Budget Deficit?
NYT
Column (Paul Krugman)
Jan. 3, 2019

Why the New Democratic Majority Could Work Better Than the Last
The Atlantic
News
Jan. 3, 2019

Progressives can’t be trusted with Medicare-for-all
Washington Post
Opinion (Robert Gebelhoff)
Jan. 3, 2019
NOTE: He is an assistant editor and opinions contributor for the Washington Post.

We Can Have Medicare For All — If Both Parties Compromise
Forbes
Column (Dan Mendelson)
Jan. 3, 2019

The new Congress: Pelosi poised to retake gavel as shutdown continues
Washington Post
News
Jan. 3, 2019

Democrats’ new House majority will hold hearings on ‘Medicare-for-all’ legislation
Fox
News
Jan. 3, 2019

Pelosi supports holding hearings on ‘Medicare for all’
The Hill
News
Jan. 3, 2019

Queens’ newest representatives in state and federal government talk priorities
Queens Courier
News
Jan. 3, 2019

Barrier-breaking 116th class of Congress is sworn in
AP
News
Jan. 3, 2019

What Will Nancy Pelosi Do with the Speaker Job This Time?
The New Yorker
News
Jan. 3, 2019

JANUARY 2

As Democrats take control in Albany, health care groups look to gain an edge
Crain’s Health Pulse
News
Jan. 2, 2019

Insurers want Albany to slow rising health costs
Crain’s Health Pulse
News
Jan. 2, 2019

35 Questions for New York Politics in 2019
Gotham Gazette
News
Jan. 2, 2019

The case for optimism about Trump
The Week
Column (Matthew Walther)
Jan. 2, 2019

Gavin Newsom’s first hires suggest the next California governor has big health care plans
Sacramento Bee
News
Jan. 2, 2019

TOM PURCELL: Resolutions our politicians won’t keep
Daily Freeman
Column (Tom Purcell)
Jan. 2, 2019

En Route To Congress, California Democrats Hit Wall On ‘Medicare-For-All’
Kaiser Health
News
Jan. 2, 2019

House Dems feuding before new Congress even begins
Politico
News
Jan. 2, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez breaks with Pelosi in key early vote for Democrats
Boston Globe
News
Jan. 2, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ro Khanna oppose Pelosi’s ‘pay-as-you-go’ proposal
Washington Examiner
News
Jan. 2, 2019

What is Paygo? Why progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez oppose Pelosi’s rule
Fast Company
News
Jan. 2, 2019

Progressives To Put Up Last-Minute Fight To Stop ‘Pay-Go’ Budget Rules
Huffington Post
News
Jan. 2, 2019

JANUARY 1

State GOP must offer positive alternative in 2019
Rochester D&C
Opinion (Rich Funke)
Jan. 1, 2019
NOTE: New York State senator representing the 55th senate district.

Cuomo Holds The Cards
State of Politics
Blog
Jan. 1, 2019

Cheri Bustos is rising fast in the House Democratic caucus – and facing toughest challenge
USA Today
News
Jan. 1, 2019

How upcoming state laws could make it to Washington next
PBS
News
Jan. 1, 2019

Sworn In For A Third Term, Cuomo Pledges Liberal Bulwark In New York
State of Politics
Blog
Jan. 1, 2019

Terry McAuliffe’s presidential audition tape
Washington Post
Opinion (Norman Leahy)
Jan. 1, 2019
NOTE: Leahy is a political reporter for RealClear Investigations and weekly commentator on WRVA radio.

DECEMBER 31

Will Cuomo do right by New York or his 2020 ambitions?
NY Post
Editorial
Dec. 31, 2018

Gov. Jerry Brown offers warning to fellow Democrats
Boston Herald
Opinion (Larry Elder)
Dec. 31, 2018
NOTE: Elder is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host.

State Legislature plans to push progressive agenda for 2019
Newsday
News
Dec. 31, 2018

Hope for a Green New Year
NYT
Column (Paul Krugman)
Dec. 31, 2018

Commentary: New York must think through single-payer system move
Times Union
Opinion (Tom Madejski)
Dec. 31, 2018
NOTE: Tom Madejski, M.D., of Albion, is president of the Medical Society of the State of New York.

What will 2019 bring for Buffalo and Western New York as a whole?
Buffalo News
News
Dec. 31, 2018

Warren’s 2020 agenda: Break up monopolies, give workers control over corporations, fight drug companies
Washington Post
News
Dec. 31, 2018

America Isn’t As Polarized As You Think It Is
Huffington Post
Opinion (Robert Creamer)
Dec. 31, 2018
NOTE: Creamer is a political organizer/ strategist, and author of Stand Up Straight: How Progressives Can Win. He is a partner with Democracy Partners.

Elizabeth Warren announces 2020 presidential exploratory committee
Vox
News
Dec. 31, 2018

Elizabeth Warren Announces She’s Officially Thinking About Running For President
BuzzFeed
News
Dec. 31, 2018

What Americans Taught Us About ‘Risking It’ Without Insurance in 2018
Fortune
News
Dec. 31, 2018

Elizabeth Warren Dives In
WSJ
Editorial
Dec. 31, 2018

‘Warren 2020’ is good for the Democrats
Washington Post
Column (James Downie)
Dec.31, 2018

Who isn’t running for the Democratic presidential nomination?
Washington Post
Column (Eugene Robinson)
Dec. 31, 2018

Nancy Pelosi’s Golden Opportunity To Lead Again On Health Care
Forbes
Column (Chris Conover)
Dec. 31, 2018

DECEMBER 30

‘Medicare for All’ Gains Favor With Democrats Looking Ahead to 2020
NYT
News
Dec. 30, 2018

‘Medicare for all’ advocates emboldened by ObamaCare lawsuit
The Hill
News
Dec. 30, 2018

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