Health care: How plans from Biden, Buttigieg, Sanders and Warren stack up & 11 more stories

Health care: How plans from Biden, Buttigieg, Sanders and Warren stack up, by Tami Luhby and Gregory Krieg, CNN, published 2019-11-21T02:33:53Z

Top Story: At first glance, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s introductory “Medicare for All” option looks similar to the proposals championed by former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

(CNN)At first glance, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s introductory “Medicare for All” option looks similar to the proposals championed by former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
All threewould offer government-run health insura… [+6433 chars] [read the full story]

Buttigieg Was a Target. But No One Was Attacked Like Warren.

Peter Suderman, 2019-11-21T04:19:29Z

Overview: The debate was often a referendum on a politician who has presented a challenge to the party.

That criticism, both technical and philosophical, continued in an inevitable segment about Medicare for All with Ms. Warren facing criticism from both her left and right flanks. In previous debates, Ms. Warren avoided saying exactly how she would pay for the … [+1965 chars] [read the full story]

The Danger of Elizabeth Warren

Thomas B. Edsall, 2019-11-20T11:00:07Z

Overview: Even if she wins the presidency — hardly a sure bet — she may jeopardize Democrats in the House and the Senate.

Warrens plan would be free for children under the age of 18 and for families making at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level (about $51,000 for a family of four) and provide every person in America the choice to get coverage through a true Medicar… [+4037 chars] [read the full story]

How to Watch Tonight’s Democratic Presidential Debate

Josh Ocampo, 2019-11-20T14:30:00Z

Overview: Once again, it’s time for another Democratic presidential debate in the 2020 race. This round, we’ll witness just 10 candidates take the stage in Atlanta, Georgia, representing a slowly dwindling pool of qualifying presidential hopefuls (though it remains to …

Once again, its time for another Democratic presidential debate in the 2020 race. This round, well witness just 10 candidates take the stage in Atlanta, Georgia, representing a slowly dwindling pool of qualifying presidential hopefuls (though it remains to be… [+1164 chars] [read the full story]

Where Democratic presidential candidates stand on ‘Medicare for All’ ahead of next debate

Joseph Ax, 2019-11-19T11:13:52Z

Overview: Perhaps no issue has divided the field of Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls more than the debate over “Medicare for All.”

(Reuters) – Perhaps no issue has divided the field of Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls more than the debate over “Medicare for All.”
Progressive candidates favor the sweeping proposal, which would replace private health insurance with a single governme… [+6879 chars] [read the full story]

Fact-Checking the November Democratic Debate

The New York Times, 2019-11-21T04:01:37Z

Overview: Our reporters are following all of the exchanges and fact-checking the candidates, providing context and explanation on the policy debates.

Among elected officials, support is softer. Mr. Biden is correct that a Medicare for all bill would be unlikely to pass in the current House of Representatives, despite Democratic control. A Medicare for all bill sponsored by Representative Pramila Jayapal of… [+2454 chars] [read the full story]

Healthcare tangles in Democratic White House race could carry risk in 2020, polls show

Joseph Ax, 2019-11-20T10:21:24Z

Overview: A trio of polls released ahead of Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate showed a majority of Americans support Medicare for All, but offered conflicting signals about whether the proposed healthcare overhaul could hurt the party in the November 2020 gene…

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A trio of polls released ahead of Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate showed a majority of Americans support Medicare for All, but offered conflicting signals about whether the proposed healthcare overhaul could hurt the… [+3146 chars] [read the full story]

Too Far Left? Some Candidates Don’t Buy the Argument

Jennifer Medina and Lisa Lerer, 2019-11-17T04:16:11Z

Overview: One day after former President Barack Obama cautioned against being out of touch with voters, Democratic candidates said there was a winner among them.

I dont think that anybody in this campaign has articulated a vision for the future of the country that would not command a majority of voters in November of 2020, he said. Their vision for the future of the country is much better and will be more popular than… [+1744 chars] [read the full story]

When Republicans say “How will you pay for Medicare for All?” Democrats should answer: “Mexico will pay for it”

Cory Doctorow, 2019-11-20T14:42:07Z

Overview: The “pay-for game” is that gotcha game that Conservatives like to play, wherein the ridiculous boondoggles favored by the right (billions for Trump’s wall, more than a trillion in tax cuts for the wealthy, massive increases in Pentagon and intelligence agency…

The “pay-for game” is that gotcha game that Conservatives like to play, wherein the ridiculous boondoggles favored by the right (billions for Trump’s wall, more than a trillion in tax cuts for the wealthy, massive increases in Pentagon and intelligence agency… [+4639 chars] [read the full story]

Outside the Box: The success of Medicare Advantage makes it a better policy choice than ‘Medicare for All’

Geoffrey Joyce, 2019-11-19T10:39:22Z

Overview: This public-private partnership is delivering high-quality health care at comparatively low cost.

Its hunting season for health insurers, commonly referred to as open enrollment. People over 65 who turn on their TV or open their mailbox from late October through November cant escape advertisements from private health insurers offering so-called Medicare A… [+6136 chars] [read the full story]

Should I Report Officiants Who Won’t Marry Same-Sex Couples?

Kwame Anthony Appiah, 2019-11-19T10:00:02Z

Overview: The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on outing wedding vendors that won’t work with L.G.B.T.Q. couples and the problem with exploiting emergency-room services.

By law, E.R.s are required to medically screen and stabilize all patients. What this means is that any person can come to the emergency room with any medical complaint and be given a warm place to stay until said medical complaint is evaluated. While this law… [+3131 chars] [read the full story]