Elizabeth Warren Says She Will Release a Plan to Finance ‘Medicare for All’ & 9 more stories

Elizabeth Warren Says She Will Release a Plan to Finance ‘Medicare for All’, by Thomas Kaplan, published 2019-10-20T20:04:34Z

Top Story: Ms. Warren had been criticized for sidestepping questions about whether she would raise taxes on the middle class to help finance her “Medicare for all” plan.

On the subject of health care, Ms. Warren has aligned herself with one of her top rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, saying on the debate stage in June, Im with Bernie on Medicare for all. But Mr. Sanders has… [+1027 chars] [read the full story]

As a Centrist Path Opens, Pete Buttigieg Moves Toward It

Reid J. Epstein, 2019-10-23T09:01:06Z

Overview: Mr. Buttigieg began his campaign in obscurity, staking out progressive positions. As his standing rises, he has moved toward the center, hoping to draw support away from Joe Biden.

If theyre giving to my campaign, its because they believe in what were trying to do, he said. Look, I think the way politics ought to work is you explain what youre for, and then people who believe in it will support you. Ive never viewed this as something wh… [+2055 chars] [read the full story]

Pete Buttigieg Is Running Strong in Iowa. Does He Have Room to Grow?

Giovanni Russonello, 2019-10-25T14:00:10Z

Overview: The mayor of South Bend, Ind., has opened more offices in Iowa than any other Democratic presidential candidate. Polls suggest his strategy has begun to pay off.

A Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday showed Mr. Buttigieg at 10 percent among registered Democratic voters across the country, staking sole claim to fourth place and breaking into double digits in a major national poll for the first time since th… [+1532 chars] [read the full story]

Warren To Release Plan To Pay For ‘Medicare For All’

Kevin Robillard, 2019-10-20T20:13:36Z

Overview: Rivals have challenged the Massachusetts senator on her plans to pay for the expansive legislation.

INDIANOLA, Iowa Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Sunday she will roll out a plan to pay for an expansive single-payer health care system in the coming weeks, promising the plan would decrease overall costs for the middle class. 
I plan over the next … [+3526 chars] [read the full story]

Obamacare Premiums to Fall and Number of Insurers to Rise Next Year

Abby Goodnough, 2019-10-22T13:06:44Z

Overview: Despite President Trump’s efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act, premiums will fall for plans sold under the law, and the number of insurers offering policies will rise.

Prices and other information about next years Affordable Care Act plans in the 13 states that have their own marketplaces will be announced by those states. In all, 10.6 million people had health plans through the federal and state marketplace plans as of Mar… [+1849 chars] [read the full story]

Anxious Democratic Establishment Asks, ‘Is There Anybody Else?’

Jonathan Martin, 2019-10-22T09:00:21Z

Overview: Party leaders who are fatalistic about Democrats’ chances in 2020 are musing about possible late entrants to the race. Sherrod Brown? Michelle Obama?

Mr. Brown and Ms. Schultz noted that they were hearing from a broad range of people but declined to offer any names.
He said he was staying out of the race and had no regrets. The Ohio senator said he was confident Democrats would eventually rally behind th… [+1748 chars] [read the full story]

A Magic Document Won’t Save Elizabeth Warren From The Deficit Scolds

Zach Carter, 2019-10-25T14:08:59Z

Overview: There’s one plan the top 2020 Democratic contender doesn’t need.

Elizabeth Warren is famous for, among other things, plans. Thats great. She publishes good plans. In case you havent been paying attention, these include universal child care, a wealth tax, worker representation on corporate boards, student debt cancellation … [+4397 chars] [read the full story]

‘I Am Back’: How Bernie Sanders’ Revolution Is Proving Resilient

Asma Khalid, 2019-10-22T09:00:43Z

Overview: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has been scrutinized for his age and his health, but his campaign has proven remarkably durable in the last week.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally in Queensbridge Park in New York on Saturday.
Kena Betancur/Getty Images
About three weeks ago, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had a heart attack that threw his campaign into question. B… [+7002 chars] [read the full story]

Can Warren Escape the Medicare Trap?

By Paul Krugman, 2019-10-21T22:30:05Z

Overview: The candidate of plans needs a really good one right now.

Part, but only part, of the issue involves cost.
Journalists have been badgering Warren to get specific about how much taxes would have to go up to pay for Medicare for all. She has, with considerable justice, insisted that this is a bad way to frame the dis… [+2397 chars] [read the full story]