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Joe Biden Is Blowing a Big Moment for Medicare

Given the fact that we are in what we hope are the latter days of a global pandemic that arrived on these shores during a Democratic presidential primary that was all but defined by vigorous intraparty debates over Medicare for All and the future of health care reform, you wouldn’t…
bubmag
April 28, 2021
Obamacare

If Corporations Are People, Tax Them Like People

As if by magic, corporations were rendered human by the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United and 2014 Hobby Lobby decisions. They may now exercise free speech rights through unlimited political spending and enjoy freedom of religion by denying employee health care coverage for birth control pills, diaphragms, and IUDs. As…
bubmag
April 28, 2021
Obamacare

The U.S. Senate’s Oldest Office Building Honors a Racist

More than 12,000 men and women have served in Congress since 1789. But only six have received the highest honor that Congress can bestow—to have their name on a Capitol Hill office building as an inspiration to future legislators. This illustrious group includes three powerful House speakers (Sam Rayburn, Nicholas…
bubmag
April 26, 2021
Obamacare

John Boehner Can’t Disown the Rot He Created

John Boehner wants you to know how appalled he is by a faction of the right whose rise he actively facilitated. In excerpts of his new memoir, On the House, that were published in Politico and reported on by numerous outlets last week, the former House speaker bemoans the “crazies”…
bubmag
April 12, 2021
Obamacare

Biden’s Obamacare funding shifts Medicaid expansion debate

An uninsured patient visited Dr. Gregory McCue’s practice in Cody, Wyoming, this week and explained that she can’t afford insulin to treat her diabetes. McCue fears that the next time she returns to Cody Regional Health, it could be costly and life-threatening. “That patient,” McCue said, ”will end up in…
bubmag
March 28, 2021
Obamacare

Why Obamacare Survived

Democrats did the work, Republicans didn’t—and that says a lot about the two parties. Jonathan Cohn5:00 AM ET Getty / The AtlanticAdapted from The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage, St. Martin’s Press 2021. The Affordable Care Act, the health-care law also known as Obamacare,…
bubmag
March 22, 2021
Obamacare

Republican Brats Are Complaining About Getting Billions in Covid Relief

One of the more puzzling developments in states’ rights conservatism has been the combination of don’t-tread-on-me militancy with a determination to keep sucking on the federal teat. This untidy jumble of defiance and dependency will be instantly recognizable to parents of teenagers and readers of Anthony E. Wolf’s brilliantly titled…
bubmag
March 19, 2021