The Plot Against Medicare for All

The Plot Against Medicare for All
The political establishment rediscovers the benefit of Red-baiting and xenophobia to preserve the health care industry’s buckrakers. By Libby Watson for The New Republic Last week, at a huge and frightening retirement community in Florida known as The Villages, Donald Trump promised to protect seniors from two of the most menacing monsters lurking under their ...

VA Privatization Bill Threatens Closure of Key Facilities

VA Privatization Bill Threatens Closure of Key Facilities
Republican architects of the VA MISSION Act want to fast-track a commission that would have expansive authority to close VA hospitals. By Suzanne Gordon & Russell Lemle for The American Prospect At a June 20 House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hearing, legislators considered H.R. 3083, sponsored by ranking member Phil Roe (R-TN). One of the architects ...

Trump’s Under-the-Radar Push to Dismantle Veterans Health Care

Trump’s Under-the-Radar Push to Dismantle Veterans Health Care
New legislation threatens to dismantle the most successful American experiment in government-delivered health care. By Suzanne Gordon and Jasper Craven for The American Prospect Last June, President Trump signed the VA Mission Act, commonly considered the biggest overhaul of veterans’ health care in a generation. Mission was designed to replace the hastily enacted Veterans Choice ...