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Single Payer Pivot
Single Payer Pivot
The Gray Lady Is Singing. Does That Mean It’s Over?

Even the hardiest defenders of Obamacare are now having to concede that it looks more and more like the inevitable failure the critics have always said it was.

Single Payer Pivot
Swiss Reject Single-Payer Health Care

On Sunday, Swiss voters handily rejected a proposal to scrap their private health care system in favor of a single-payer scheme. The defense offered of the current system seems sound in general, though it didn’t take rising costs seriously enough.

Single Payer Pivot
Obama: VA Secretary Won't Go

Obama is standing behind VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. Is that a move calculated to protect government-run health care from criticism?

Single Payer Pivot
Liberal Wonks Take Up Single-Payer Advocacy

As conservatives work to repeal and replace Obamacare, Vermont has started to build a single-payer system.

Single Payer Pivot
The Next Healthcare Battle is Here

Coverage under Obamacare has only been live for one day, and already the interwebs are full of the single payer pivot. Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko) has an op-ed in the NYT arguing that we need to build on the ACA to set up a single-payer like system. At The New Republic a guest writer predicts that the public will increasingly demand a single-payer system that can address these lingering problems. Even as opponents of the Affordable Care Act continue to fight the law, proponents of the ACA are already suiting up for the next battle.

Single Payer Pivot
Health Care Confusion Reigns at the NYT

The single payer pivot is going gangbusters over at the New York Times. The Grey Lady had two pieces out yesterday on health care prices, and the mix of the two shows a paper, and an intelligentsia, deeply confused about health care.

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Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.

Recessional

Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

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