Health & Social Policy


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It’s one of the best. Which means Medicare for All advocates have a genuine policy challenge, not just a political one. Read more

Working in America

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The scuffle in Nevada will look a lot like other fights with stakeholders in health care reform. Read more

Working in America


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Battling the coronavirus is challenging after years of deep cuts to outbreak prevention and response programs. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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The world has given over much of its manufacturing supply chain to China. That has magnified vulnerability to a pandemic shock. Read more

America and the World

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Workers stage a job action at a major Seattle hospital to win better patient care—and their temp replacements may not even be credentialed. Read more

Working in America


Victor Juhasz

And where the polling is more mixed says a lot about where Democratic politics focuses its energies these days. Read more

Day One Agenda


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Science writer Lydia Denworth, the author of ‘Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life’s Fundamental Bond,’ discusses the new scientific investigations into how friendship sustains human life. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Using a resolution of disapproval, Democrats can force every senator and representative to state their position on the Trump administration’s block grant scheme. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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A VA facility in Las Vegas is preparing to ‘embed’ nurses in private hospitals, filling the gap in veteran patient care on the taxpayer’s dime. Read more

, Health and Social Policy

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This week’s invite features more corporate issue advocacy in the guise of promoting discussion. Read more

Health and Social Policy


Jose R. Lopez

The Canadian system, also called Medicare, guarantees coverage to every resident north of the U.S. border. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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Their appeals to state lawmakers were based on inaccurate medical claims and questionable constitutional arguments, opening a new front in the war on abortion rights. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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A new House bill supports a localized, women-led approach to address rampant gender-based violence in humanitarian emergencies. Read more

America and the World

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Indoor air pollution is a silent killer that merits more attention from state and federal regulators. Read more

Energy and the Environment

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Today on TAP: Health care and free college are not radical ideas Read more


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Private equity firms and other investors have turned freestanding emergency departments into cash machines, at the expense of patients. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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The Medicare for All activist, a Warren endorser, discussed the plan before Thursday’s presidential debate. Read more


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By repealing the individual mandate, which is now functionally inert, the House Speaker can invalidate a push to eliminate the Affordable Care Act. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Kristen Hawn, a communications consultant, appears on emails with industry-backed groups strategizing against health care changes. Read more


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The Progressive Caucus is threatening to vote down a drug pricing bill important to Nancy Pelosi. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have backed them up. Read more

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