Health & Social Policy

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Today on TAP: A minority perspective on education Read more


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United for Respect

United for Respect—an organization of, by, and for retail workers—builds support for better pay, fairer hours, and dignity on the job. Read more

Working in America

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Disguised as an effort to reduce veteran suicide, the Improve Act has become a magnet for corporate influence. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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The Medicaid expansion has unequivocally been the most successful part of the Affordable Care Act, and the best part to build upon. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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It's past time to dispense with the scare tactics and accept that Americans would be better off without for-profit, corporate insurers. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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Democratic presidential candidates finally tackled family leave in the November debate, but a major study shows that states can take steps now to address caregiving needs. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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The presidential candidate’s Medicare for All transition plan is a muddle. But it reveals her theory of progress. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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The industry-led Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, which has assailed Democratic presidential candidates’ reform plans, is drawing on Democratic firms for assistance. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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John Larson used a customer service–style approach to get his fellow Democrats aboard a bill to expand Social Security benefits. Read more


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Young people are diving into activism, but demonstrations that spark clashes between police and civilians contribute to burnout and acute psychological distress. Read more

America and the World

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If the presidential candidate wants to avoid middle-class tax increases, she should vow to drastically push down health care provider prices. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Biden and Buttigieg get to avoid the cost debate, though their own proposals, if successful, will almost surely cost as much as Sanders’s. Read more


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The outrageous, contrived shortage of one of the most widely used generic cancer drugs, vincristine, reflects multiple policy failures. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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NYC’s biggest shelter contractor makes millions, offers shoddy facilities. Read more

, Housing

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The Coalition Against Socialized Medicine, a project of the American Conservative Union, is advertising on Politico Playbook this week. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Investment firms have created consolidated hospital empires across America, leading to closures, higher prices, and suffering. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Altria lobbying helped strike down a ban on flavored vaping liquids. Later it bought into Juul. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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Senate Republicans say impeachment will stop legislative progress. But the House embraced a bipartisan measure this week designed to give marijuana businesses unfettered banking access. Will the Senate back it? Read more

Health and Social Policy


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The presidential candidates confirmed to the Prospect that their attorney general would delist cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act. Read more

Day One Agenda


Victor Juhasz

By rescheduling cannabis as a less dangerous narcotic, the next president can upend the drug war and the damaging effects on communities of color. Read more

Day One Agenda