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After Tax Cuts for Richest, House GOP Unveils $5.4 Trillion Attack on Nation’s Safety Net

June 21, 2018 - 12:53am

With the nation’s attention rightly fixated on President Donald Trump’s horrific treatment of immigrant children, House Republicans on Tuesday quietly unveiled their 2019 budget proposal that calls for $537 billion in cuts to Medicare, $1.5 trillion in cuts to Medicaid, and four billion in cuts to Social Security over the next decade in an effort to pay for their deficit-exploding tax cuts for the wealthy.

Amid Grassroots Push, Medicare for All Winning Big in Democratic Primaries

May 29, 2018 - 2:00pm
Amid Grassroots Push, Medicare for All Winning Big in Democratic Primaries

Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks during Sen. Bernie Sanders' event to introduce the Medicare for All Act of 2017 on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. (Photo: Bill Clark / CQ Roll Call)
With Medicare for All reaching record levels of support among both members of Congress and the American public -- where support for single-payer is spreading "like wildfire" -- policy platforms demanding that the US ditch its wasteful and deeply immoral for-profit system in favor of guaranteed healthcare for every American are also proving to be winners in Democratic primary fights across the country.

The US Health Care Crisis: Corporate Masters Cannot Solve Public Problems

May 3, 2018 - 2:00pm
The US Health Care Crisis: Corporate Masters Cannot Solve Public Problems

Following news that Amazon was teaming up with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan to build a new health care system "free from profit-making incentives and constraints," Ben Palmquist from the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative and Dr. Steffie Woolhandler from Physicians for a National Health Program discuss why capitalists can't fix US health care.Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO and owner of The Washington Post, speaks during "Transformers: Pushing the Boundaries of Knowledge," on May 18, 2016, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images)

A Koch-Supported Coup at the VA? The Veterans Health Administration Risks Being Dismantled

March 21, 2018 - 12:17am
A Koch-Supported Coup at the VA? The Veterans Health Administration Risks Being Dismantled

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin testifies before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill on February 15, 2018, in Washington, DC. Many veterans and organizers suggest that Shulkin is being pushed out in favor of putting an ideologue in charge willing to privatize veterans' health care. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/ Getty Images)

New Proposal Designed to Confuse Public and Prevent Medicare for All

March 2, 2018 - 4:00pm
New Proposal Designed to Confuse Public and Prevent Medicare for All

The Center for American Progress, a Washington-based Democratic Party think tank that receives funding from private health insurers, unveiled a new health care proposal that is designed to confuse supporters of Medicare for All and protect health insurance industry profits.Activists march in support of Medicare for All on June 25, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: Molly Adams)
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