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Single Payer News: August 17 – August 31

Saturday, August 31

Sanders: Medicare for all means more taxes, better overage
Associated Press – News

Sen. Bernie Sanders teases plan to cancel $81 billion in Americans’ medical debt
The Washington Post – News

Bernie Sanders teases plan to eliminate billions in medical debt
CNN – News

 

Friday, August 30

Democrats need litmus tests on health care
The Nation – Commentary

Bernie Sanders’s supporters find anger not as compelling this time around
The Washington Post – News

 

Thursday, August 29

Letter: Providers ensure health coverage
Times Union – Letter to the Editor

Democrats’ Medicare for all plans must consider union-negotiated health plans: AFL-CIO chief
Reuters – News

Would a Democratic president really be better for the economy than a second Trump term?
The Week – Opinion

Bernie Sanders doesn’t think he missed his moment in 2016
Vice – News

Bloomberg could win Dem nomination
Jewish World Review – Commentary

The people who think Bernie is moderate
The Atlantic – Commentary

 

Wednesday, August 28

Rivera takes single-payer fact-finding trip to Canada
State of Politics – News

Senate Health Committee chair leads fact finding trip to Toronto
Times Union – News

Democrats are right to back away from Medicare for all
Syracuse.com – Commentary

Poll: Dems more likely to support candidate who backs Medicare for all over fixing Obamacare
Politico – Poll

Unions shouldn’t use their health insurance as a weapon against universal coverage
The Washington Post – Opinion

2020 Dem hopeful John Delaney: Senator Sanders ‘doesn’t understand anything about the health care industry’
Fox News – News

 

Tuesday, August 27

‘Medicare Advantage for all’
The Hill – Opinion

If the Democrats take the Senate, they plan to fix Obamacare, not pass Medicare for all
New York Magazine – Column

How ‘Medicare for all’ went mainstream
The New York Times Magazine – Column

Biden knocks Trump, Democratic rivals in new TV ad touting Affordable Care Act
The Washington Post – News

4 Senate Dems shaping the future of health policy explain what they’re thinking
Vox – News

 

Monday, August 26

Candidates are jockeying for union endorsements. Bernie Sanders just got one.
The New York Times – News

Want to insure everyone? ‘Medicare for all’ isn’t the only model
MedPage Today – Editorial

Where is Elizabeth Warren’s health care plan?
The Washington Post – Opinion

New study reveals how the price of treatments for a devastating disease quadrupled over the past decade
Business Insider – News

 

Sunday, August 25

Senate battleground Dems shun ‘Medicare for all’
Politico – News

6 takeaways from CNN’s town halls with Steve Bullock and Bill de Blasio
CNN – News

Sanders doubles down on ‘Medicare for all’ defense: ‘We have not changed one word’
The Hill – News

Health care should be a right, not a privilege
The Washington Post – Letter to the Editor

 

Friday, August 23

For Democrats, a shift toward the middle on health care
Associated Press – News

 

Thursday, August 22

‘I’m not trying to build a national profile’: Brindisi plays is safe in upstate NY
Politico – News

 

Wednesday, August 21

The link between cost and quality in American health care
Newsy – News

Sen. Bernie Sanders changes how Medicare for all plan treats union contracts in face of opposition by organized labor
The Washington Post – News

Why 2020 Democrats are backing off Medicare for all, in four charts
The Washington Post – News

Insurance lobby chief says Biden, Sanders health plans ‘similarly bad’
The Hill – News

Head of health insurance lobby responds to Sanders: ‘We disclose all of our lobbying’
The Hill – News

Why not single payer food, shelter?
Newsday – Opinion Column

Estes Park Hospital says it will close under Medicare for all
Estes Park Trail Gazette – News

 

Tuesday, August 20

Harry Reid: ‘Of course’ Medicare for all and decriminalizing the border crossings are bad ideas
Vice – News

Hospitals assess the potential impact of ‘Medicare for all’
WBUR – News

Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders’s fight on health care is really about the wealthy
Vox – News

Digital health execs: Why single payer can help address health care’s grey areas
Yahoo Finance – News

Democrats back off once-fervent embrace of Medicare for all
The Washington Post – News

Op-Ed: Hello from Canada. Here’s how the Democratic candidates can dispel myths about single payer healthcare
Los Angeles Times – Opinion

Do Democrats need a backup plan?
Roll Call – Commentary

Sanders mocks Harris over ‘Medicare for all’ criticism
Fox News – News

Expand Medicaid, not Medicare, to provide Americans with health care safety net
The Hill – Opinion

 

Monday, August 19

Why universal health care isn’t enough
The Washington Post – Opinion

‘I believe in capitalism’: Kamala Harris courts big donors in the Hamptons
Bloomberg – News

Counterpoint: single payer solves ‘side effects’ of health care policy
Star Tribune (Minnesota) – Opinion

A president Harris would mean good bye to private insurance
Forbes – Opinion

 

Sunday, August 18

‘Medicare for all’ would be hazardous to the health of seniors – rationed care could be deadly
Fox News – Opinion

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