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Did Trump Confuse the Public Option With ‘Medicare for All’?

President Donald Trump during the presidential debate, Oct. 22, 2020 This story also ran on PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). During the final presidential debate, President Donald Trump claimed that 180 million people would lose their private health insurance to socialized medicine if the Democratic presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe…

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Why COVID-19 Proves We Need a Public Healthcare Option

Right in the middle of this current debate over healthcare reform that’s been front-and-center in the presidential election, a separate, but crucially related issue has emerged — racial justice. Around the time that Biden was zooming to clinch the needed number of delegates to be the presumptive nominee, multiple tragedies of violence against Black people…

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States giving public option health plans a hard look

A public plan is in the works in the Kaups’ home state. The new Democratic governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, in May signed a bipartisan bill to study and develop a public-option plan for the Legislature’s consideration next January, to launch in 2021. Washington state went further. Gov. Jay Inslee and his fellow Democrats enacted…

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