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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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Realignment

Donald Trump has personally reforged millions of Republican voters’ views on crucial questions about the economy and the state.

The Information Age

Policymakers and pundits can bemoan technological advances all they want, but they can’t stop them.

Risky Business

Political considerations explain Beijing’s risky rush to help Malaysia’s troubled investment fund.

German Culture War

Merkel’s proposed burqa ban is a clear concession to the right, much to the dismay of admirers who see her as Europe’s last bastion of liberalism.

media watch

The panic over fake news is a manifestation of the same attitude that led the mainstream media to lose authority in the first place.

Putin's FoPo Pivot

With the incoming Trump Administration talking about cooperating with Russia, it was no surprise that Putin would take a more conciliatory tone towards the West.

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