Single Payer News: January 6, 2019 – January 12, 2019

JANUARY 12

Democrats begin expanding coverage
AP
News
Jan. 12, 2019

Single-payer will pose massive ethical and economic dilemmas for California
LA Times
LTE (Howard C. Mandel, MD)
Jan. 12, 2019
NOTE: Mandel is the Vice President of the LA City Health Commission.

Who Is Tulsi Gabbard? She’s Running For President In 2020
Elite Daily
News
Jan. 12, 2019

Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro Announces He’s Running For President
Texas Public Radio
News
Jan. 12, 2019

Democrat Julian Castro Launches 2020 U.S. Presidential Bid
Reuters
News
Jan. 12, 2019

JANUARY 11

De Blasio makes the case against single-payer, by accident: His plan is a much less disruptive and expensive path to coverage for all
NYDN
Opinion (Bill Hammond)
Jan. 11, 2019

States Led by Democrats Press Ahead With Health-Care Expansion Plans
WSJ
News
Jan. 11, 2019

Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez
Politico
News
Jan. 11, 2019

California gets it right with its new health-care initiative
Washington Post
Editorial
Jan. 10, 2019

Permanent property tax cap is among Partnership’s priorities for 2019
Buffalo News
News
Jan. 10, 2019

Five Takeaways From Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City Address
NYT
News
Jan. 10, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez passed over for influential House committee
NYP
News
Jan. 10, 2019

What Bill de Blasio said – and didn’t say – in his State of the City
City & State
News
Jan. 10, 2019

Beware: Medicare-for-all is fool’s gold
Fox News
Opinion (Jeff Syzmanski)
Jan. 11, 2019
NOTE: Szymanski works in political communications for The Association of Mature American Citizens.

New Dem Wave of Congresswomen Snubbed by Party for Influential Committee Memberships
Newsweek
News
Jan. 11, 2019

JANUARY 10

Democrats Find a Foil for 2020 Primary: Billionaires (Even Liberal Ones)
NYT
News
Jan. 10, 2019

Chamber of Commerce Wants Trump and Congress to Quit ‘Governing by Crisis’
Bloomberg
News
Jan. 10, 2019

Chamber of Commerce CEO vows to ‘use all our resources’ to fight single-payer proposals
The Hill
News
Jan. 10, 2019

‘Extremists’ like Warren and Ocasio-Cortez are actually closer to what most Americans want
Boston Globe
Opinion (Margery Eagan)
Jan. 10, 2019
NOTE: Eagan is cohost of WGBH’s “Boston Public Radio.” Her column appears regularly in the Globe.

Blue-state governors are picking up where Obamacare left off
Vox
News
Jan. 10, 2019

Medicare for all is about trade-offs, not rights and privileges
STAT
Opinion (Andrew Schuette & Peter Boumgarden)
Jan. 10, 2019
NOTE: Schuette is an audiologist at Washington Univ. School of Medicine who will join Barnes-Jewish Hospital as an admin. fellow after graduating. Boumgarden, Ph.D., is professor of practice of strategy and organization at Washington Univ.’s Olin Business School.

JANUARY 9

Mayor’s $100M health care program supports the uninsured
Crain’s Health Pulse
News
Jan. 9, 2019

Session Starts Today Amid Big Expectations For Democrats
State of Politics
Blog
Jan. 9, 2019

New York City’s comprehensive health care for uninsured, including 300,000 undocumented immigrants, has skeptics
USA Today
News
Jan. 9, 2019

House Democrats begin defense of Obamacare as the courts weigh in
USA Today
News
Jan. 9, 2019

Modern Monetary Theory Doesn’t Make Single-Payer Health Care Any Easier
The New Yorker
News
Jan. 9, 2019

State of health care: Obamacare end game, Cuomo-Trump battle, NY single-payer
Lohud
News
Jan. 9, 2019

Gavin Newsom is already moving California toward single-payer
LA Times
Editorial
Jan. 9, 2019

The detail that could make Medicare for All generous — and expensive
Axios
News
Jan. 9, 2019

GOP seeks health care reboot after 2018 losses
The Hill
News
Jan. 9, 2019

Mayor says NYC will expand health coverage to 600,000 people
WIVB News 4
News
Jan. 9, 2019

While Democrats push government healthcare, Canadians wait nearly 5 months for treatment
Washington Examiner
Opinion (Sally Pipes)
Jan. 9, 2019
NOTE: Pipes is a contributor at the Washington Examiner’s Beltway Confidential Blog. She is president, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith fellow in Health Care Policy at the Pacific Research Institute.

How Will De Blasio’s New Health Care Plan Change Things?
WCBS Radio
News
Jan. 9, 2019

Opening Day of session a celebration of female leadership
TU
News
Jan. 9, 2019

Single-Payer Mayor
City Journal
News
Jan. 9, 2019

If You Have to Ask How Much Socialized Medicine Costs…
WSJ
Opinion (James Freeman)
Jan. 9, 2019
NOTE: Mr. Freeman is the co-author of “Borrowed Time,” now available in English from HarperBusiness and coming soon in Chinese.

Any Chance For A Health Insurance Fix? Where The Debate Goes From Here
Forbes
Opinion (Robert Lasezewski)
Jan. 9, 2019
NOTE: He spent 20 years in the health insurance marketplace and 25 years inside the Beltway. He ran two health insurance businesses before moving to Washington, DC to starting a health care policy and market consulting business.

DE BLASIO’s not-so-universal care
Politico NY Playbook
Briefing
Jan. 9, 2019

On health care, Democrats aren’t messing around
Washington Post
Column (Paul Waldman)
Jan. 9, 2019

Progressive 2020 Hopefuls Are Courting Wall Street Cash
The New Yorker
News
Jan. 9, 2019

JANUARY 8

NFIB’s NY Small Business Legislative Agenda for 2019
NFIB
News
Jan. 8, 2019

How New York City will provide health care to all city residents
Gannett
News
Jan. 8, 2019

De Blasio to Unveil Health Care Plan for Undocumented and Low-Income New Yorkers
NYT
News
Jan. 8, 2019

NYC to provide a $100M ‘public option’ for healthcare to city’s 600,000 uninsured, de Blasio says
NYDN
News
Jan. 8, 2019

De Blasio touts $100M plan to provide healthcare for all NYC residents
NYP
News
Jan. 8, 2019

Mayor guarantees health coverage for 600k uninsured NYC residents
Crain’s New York
News
Jan. 8, 2019

De Blasio guarantees health care to all New Yorkers
amNew York
News
Jan. 8, 2019

De Blasio says every resident in NYC will be guaranteed health care
PIX 11
News
Jan. 8, 2019

Mayor de Blasio announces health care for all NYC residents
WABC
News
Jan. 8, 2019

Mayor De Blasio Announces Free Health Care For All NYC Residents – Even Illegal Immigrants
Yeshiva World
News
Jan. 8, 2019

Democrats Now Control Albany. How Will They Handle 5 Key Issues?
NYT
News
Jan. 8, 2019

Rep. John Yarmuth asks CBO for to-do list on ‘Medicare for all’
Washington Times
News
Jan. 8, 2019

Dem chairman requests CBO report on design of single-payer bill
The Hill
News
Jan. 8, 2019

What Kamala Harris’ New Book Reveals About Her Plans for the 2020 Election
TIME
News
Jan. 8, 2019

Julian Castro: ‘We should do Medicare for all in this country’
The Hill
News
Jan. 8, 2019

Voters want secure, affordable health care. Here’s how divided government can deliver.
USA Today
Opinion (Andy Slavitt)
Jan. 8, 2019
NOTE: Slavitt, a member of USA TODAY’s Board of Contributors, is a former health care executive who ran the ACA and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services from 2015 to 2017.

The boys and girls in Washington haven’t killed Obamacare yet
LA Times
Opinion (Michael Kinsley)
Jan. 8, 2019
NOTE: Kinsley is an opinion writer for the LA Times.

For drug companies, making shareholders happy is more important than treating the sick
LA Times
Column (David Lazarus)
Jan. 8, 2019

Could a single-payer system make healthcare accessible to all Americans?
KALW-San Francisco Public Radio
News
Jan. 8, 2019

New California governor’s first actions target health care
AP
News
Jan. 8, 2019

New California Governor Proposes Free Healthcare For 138K Illegals On Day 1 In Office
The Yeshiva World
News
Jan. 8, 2019

The Health 202: Justice Kavanaugh will soon reveal his willingness to take on abortion cases
Washington Post
News
Jan. 8, 2019

California’s New Governor Starts Off With Health Care
Mother Jones
News
Jan. 8, 2019

Washington governor, NY mayor push expanded health coverage
AP
News
Jan. 8, 2019

Mayor says NYC will expand health coverage to 600,000 people
AP
News
Jan. 8, 2019

New York City Launches $100 Million Universal Health Insurance Program
Reuters
News
Jan. 8, 2019

A first look at de Blasio care
Empire Center
Blog
Jan. 8, 2019

Inside de Blasio’s $100M health care-for-all plan
NY Post
News
Jan. 8, 2019

De Blasio’s health care plan for all New Yorkers is nothing new
NY Post
Opinion (Seth Barron)
Jan. 8, 2019
NOTE: Barron is project director of the NYC Initiative at the Manhattan Institute and associate editor of City Journal, from which this was adapted.

Democratic Chairman Begins Prep Work for Legislation to enact ‘single payer’ healthcare
Washington Examiner
News
Jan. 8, 2019

Democrats Contend With the ‘Anger Translator’
WSJ
Column (Jason Riley)
Jan. 8, 2019

Bill de Blasio announces guaranteed health care for all New Yorkers, including illegal immigrants
Fox News
News
Jan. 8, 2019

De Blasio Unveils Health Care Plan for Undocumented and Low-Income New Yorkers
NYT
News
Jan. 8, 2019

New York City mayor vows health care for all — including undocumented immigrants
Washington Post
News
Jan. 8, 2019

De Blasio: NYC will begin guaranteeing comprehensive health care for residents
The Hill
News
Jan. 8, 2019

Washington governor pushes public option legislation
The Hill
News
Jan. 8, 2019

How Will Gavin Newsom Pay for The Ideas in His Inaugural Address?
Spectrum Sacramento
News
Jan. 8, 2019

NYC Care Is Coming, and So Is the Health-Care Reform Wave
The New Yorker
News
Jan. 8, 2019

Universal Health Care Push Expected To Regain Momentum In Newsom’s First Budget
Capital Public Radio
News
Jan. 8, 2019

New York Mayor Announces Healthcare for Low-Income and Undocumented Residents
Fortune
News
Jan. 8, 2019

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Unveils Plan To Guarantee Health Care For All New Yorkers
Huffington Post
News
Jan. 8, 2019

De Blasio Announces Healthcare For All NYC Residents, Regardless Of Immigration Status
Gothamist
News
Jan. 8, 2019

New NYC Plan Promises Health Care To 600K Without Insurance
NYC Patch
News
Jan. 8, 2019

How Would Medicare for All Work?
KALW Radio
News
Jan. 8, 2019

A physician’s case for a single-payer health care
Daily Herald
Opinion (John Perryman)
Jan. 8, 2019
NOTE: Perryman a guest columnist for the Daily Herald, is a physician in the Rockford area and co-president of the northern Illinois branch of Physicians for a National Health Program.

California, New York City to give health care to more immigrants without legal status
ThinkProgress
News
Jan. 8, 2019

JANUARY 7

POLITICO/Harvard poll: Many Democrats back a taxpayer-funded health care plan like Medicare for All
Politico
News
Jan. 7, 2019

‘More aggressive and in your face’: Newsom takes power in California
Politico
News
Jan. 7, 2019

Harmony is far from assured as Democrats take charge in Albany
Buffalo News
News
Jan. 7, 2019

The trends shaping health care in 2019
Axios
News
Jan. 7, 2019

Progressives Will Get Their Debate On Medicare For All — And Questions Abound
Huffington Post
News
Jan. 7, 2019

With Elizabeth Warren Visit, Iowans Get the First Taste of 2020: ‘I’m Ready to Be Convinced’
NYT
News
Jan. 7, 2019

Will prescription drugs get cheaper this year? An expert rates the odds.
USA Today
Opinion (Ted Slafsky)
Jan. 7, 2019
NOTE: Ted Slafsky, founder and principal of Wexford Solutions, previously served as CEO of an advocacy organization focused on drug pricing.

No Matter What the Courts Say, Obamacare Is Ineffective and Unconstitutional
Forbes
Opinion (Sally Pipes)
Jan. 7, 2019

In California, a change of power as a liberal state pushes further to the left
Washington Post
News
Jan. 7, 2019

Elizabeth Warren and Her Party of Ideas
NYT
Column (Paul Krugman)
Jan. 7, 2019

Newsom Pledges Fight for Equality as He Takes Over as California Governor
NYT
News
Jan. 7, 2019

Democrats will unwittingly move Donald Trump to greater success
The Hill
Opinion (Madison Gesiotto)
Jan. 7, 2019
NOTE: Madison Gesiotto is an attorney and commentator who serves with the advisory board of the Donald Trump campaign.

California to Flex Drug Purchasing Power
WSJ
News
Jan. 7, 2019

Lying Prices Keep America Hooked on Spending
WSJ
Opinion (Steve Hanke & Stephen J.K. Walters)
Jan. 7, 2019
NOTE: Mr. Hanke is a professor of applied economics at the Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Walters is a professor of economics at Loyola University Maryland.

What’s Going On With AOC?
Mother Jones
News
Jan. 7, 2019

JANUARY 6

Liberal Freshmen Are Shaking the Capitol Just Days Into the New Congress
NYT
News
Jan. 6, 2019

Trump was 100% wrong on the Soviets’ Afghan invasion and other commentary
NY Post
Editorial
Jan. 6, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams critics calling her agenda too radical
NY Post
Column (Mark Moore)
Jan. 6, 2019

The House Democrats’ Best Path Forward
The New Yorker
News
Jan. 6, 2019

Schenectady native stumps for president in Latham
Times Union
News
Jan. 6, 2019

NY Health Care Act will save taxpayers money
Times Union
Opinion (Darius Shahinfar and Dan McCoy)
Jan. 6, 2019
NOTE: Shahinfar is the Albany city treasurer. McCoy is the Albany County executive.

COMMENTARY: A More Diverse Congress, a More Perfect Union?
Amsterdam News
Opinion (Julianne Malveaux)
Jan. 6, 2019
NOTE: Malveaux is an author and economist. Her latest book is “Are We Better Off? Race, Obama and Public Policy.”

House Democrats to examine idea of government-run health care system
The Washington Times
News
Jan. 6, 2019

California Dems under pressure to deliver after big gains in 2018
The Hill
News
Jan. 6, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez wants higher taxes on very rich Americans. Here’s how much money that could raise.
Salt Lake Tribune
News
Jan. 6, 2019