The market cure for health care’s maladies would be no simple matter. In fact, the great irony of market reform is that it requires skill in regulation. Yet market reformers tend to deny the competence of government, undermining the very confidence their own remedy requires.
Jonathan Metzl, author of “Dying of Whiteness,” discusses how racial resentment has fueled a backlash against health care policy designed to include immigrants and minorities—with deadly consequences for working-class white Americans.
Juul says it wants to “make a meaningful, positive impact on our communities,” but by participating in the influential right-wing state legislative lobby it is working with a group that helps corporations violate the public interest.