Public Option

A new report projects the future under a leading alternative to "Medicare for All."
“The big insurance lobby is spooked because the public option is back,” said one advocate for a government-run insurance plan.
The media got played by Donald Trump this morning, once again. Picture Charlie Brown lying flat on his back, wondering why he keeps falling for the old kick-the-football bit.
But the real game changer was the year of 1979 - this is when pension fund managers got permission to invest up to 10% of
They're seeking to boost Hillary Clinton's advocacy for a government-run health insurance plan in Obamacare.
A government-run program to compete with private insurers is part of Hillary Clinton's agenda, too.
Sanders gushes, saying the health care proposals "will save lives."
Directing public money to private organizations to look after the common good is a story as old as the American republic, and a practice inherited from colonial times.
Single-payer can't pass anytime soon. But maybe components of it can.
The conventional wisdom on the establishment left is that Sen. Bernie Sanders is offering his enthusiastic supporters pipedreams in lieu of achievable policy proposals. Placed in proper perspective, Bernie Sanders may be just one justice away from setting in motion what he calls a political "revolution."
In a country with a Constitution beginning with the words, "We the People," should our economy work for all of us instead of just a few of us? You would think it should work for We the People, but example after example shows how it is actually rigged to work for only a few people.
The challenges of polling Latino voters have received less attention in 2014, because there are fewer competitive states and districts this cycles where Latinos are positioned to be influential. A notable exception is Colorado.
On Monday of this past week, the Pew Research Center released the results of a poll taken earlier this month about religion, with this heading, "Public Sees Religion's Influence Waning." The survey addressed a wide range of religious topics relating to life in America.
Lindsey Graham's recent warning that Republicans might yet push for a presidential impeachment serves to demonstrate, if further demonstration was still required, just how brutal Washington politics could get if his party ends up in control of both Houses of Congress after the mid-term elections in November.
Rather than debate over whether Kristof wants to engage in a blame-game against professors or if he simply misses the material conditions of social change to which all of us -- professors included -- are subject, I'd like to take on some of his premises that did strike me as blatantly wrong-headed.