Bernie Sanders Went to Canada, and a Dream of ‘Medicare for All’ Flourished & 9 more stories

Bernie Sanders Went to Canada, and a Dream of ‘Medicare for All’ Flourished, by Sydney Ember, published 2019-09-09T17:44:31Z

Top Story: The Vermont senator has staked his presidential campaign, and much of his political legacy, on transforming health care in America. His mother’s illness, and a trip he made to study the Canadian system, help explain why.

In an interview on Sunday, Mr. Sanders vividly described how seeing the Canadian system up close significantly shaped his own views on health care.
It was kind of mind blowing to realize that the country 50 miles away from where I live that people could go t… [+1628 chars] [read the full story]

Pelosi Enlivens Battle to Lower Drug Prices

Abby Goodnough, 2019-09-10T15:51:07Z

Overview: Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s draft plan to allow the federal government to negotiate the price of hundreds of drugs will add new urgency to Washington’s effort to fight rising prescription costs.

Im trying to tell Senate Republicans that they ought to consider this a moderate position, he said of his bill in an interview Monday, because it would be easy for the president to join Pelosi.
The House has already passed a package of three bipartisan drug-… [+1715 chars] [read the full story]

Democrats, Going in Reverse

David Leonhardt, 2019-09-11T14:49:05Z

Overview: They did worse in North Carolina last night than last year.

I still consider Trump to be an underdog to win re-election next year, and McCreadys performance last night is consistent with that. His share of the districts vote was six percentage points higher than Hillary Clintons in 2016. But he achieved that strong re… [+1657 chars] [read the full story]

Elizabeth Warren’s Plan for Social Security Looks Smart

David Leonhardt, 2019-09-12T13:35:28Z

Overview: The elderly have also suffered from extreme inequality.

Elizabeth Warren has become famous for her plans, and her latest one, out this morning, is meant to address this unfairness. It would let public-sector workers keep their full Social Security benefits and increase benefits for people who spend at least 80 hou… [+1664 chars] [read the full story]

Democratic debate: Biden, Warren and Sanders spar over healthcare

https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews, 2019-09-13T00:46:18Z

Overview: Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders share the stage for the first time in a testy debate.

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Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders (right), Former US Vice President Joe Biden (centre) and Elizabeth Warren
Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden and close rivals Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have fe… [+2028 chars] [read the full story]

Biden touts Obamacare while slamming Sanders and Warren’s healthcare plans

Joseph Zeballos-Roig, 2019-09-13T00:52:10Z

Overview: Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders at the third Democratic debate, touting Obamacare as an alternative to the sweeping Medicare for All plans the senators have been calling for. Biden lauded Obamacare as a succes…

Former Vice President Joe Biden slammed Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders at the third Democratic debate, touting Obamacare as an alternative to the sweeping Medicare for All plans the senators have been calling for.
Biden lauded Obamacare as a suc… [+1425 chars] [read the full story]

Moderate Democrats Fared Best in 2018. One Gets Another Chance Today.

Nate Cohn, 2019-09-10T09:00:07Z

Overview: A North Carolina election is also a chance to think about what kind of candidate might do best against President Trump.

This doesnt mean that Ms. Warren or Mr. Sanders are doomed to do a few points worse than Mr. Biden. These figures are basically averages, and while Democratic Medicare for all opponents tended to fare better on average, not all did. It is even possible that M… [+3515 chars] [read the full story]

An alleged Medicare scam is exploiting seniors out of thousands of dollars with a cancer test scheme

Kelly McLaughlin, 2019-09-12T15:06:19Z

Overview: Senior citizens told CBS News that DNA testing company Genexe Health is billing them thousands of dollars for tests they never saw the results for. The organization is telling people that its testing can detect the likelihood of a cancer diagnosis based on th…

A Medicare scam posing as a genetic testing organization that can detect the likelihood of cancer diagnoses is scamming senior citizens out of thousands of dollars, according to a report from CBS News.
Senior citizens told CBS News that DNA testing company… [+2661 chars] [read the full story]

Elizabeth Warren Doubles Down On ‘Medicare For All’ In Interview With Dying Activist

Daniel Marans, 2019-09-10T13:09:55Z

Overview: “Medicare for All is about a relationship that all of us have to each other,” Warren told Ady Barkan.

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren delivered an impassioned explanation of her support for a “Medicare for All,” single-payer health care system in an interview with terminally ill progressive activist Ady Barkan.
The nine-minute video capturin… [+4941 chars] [read the full story]