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Powerful NY Unions Could Complicate Push For Single Payer Health Care

Ross Barkan Gothamist
Some public sector unions fear that if single payer was enacted in New York insurance options for their members would be reduced and that the lure of joining unions could be curtailed if members no longer had the advantage of generous health plans.

Medicaid Work Requirements Would Worsen South's Health Care Crisis

Rebekah Barber Facing South
USA map showing work requirements states Experts say Medicaid work requirements will create more problems than solutions, two Southern states — Arkansas and Kentucky — have already been granted federal approval to begin implementing them. These states', among the nation's poorest, work requirements could push thousands into coverage gaps.

101 Ways Donald Trump Has Betrayed his Populist Agenda

Alan Zibel Public Citizen
Trump has often said he would govern for the benefit of the middle class. But he blurted out the truth about which interests he actually represents when he told friends at his $200,00-a-year Mar-a-Lago club, “You all just got a lot richer.”

The Unforgiving Math That Stops Epidemics

Tara C. Smith Quanta
If you didn't get a flu shot, you are endangering more than just your own health. Calculations of herd immunity against common diseases don't make exceptions.

Did a Psychiatric Hospital Lock Up People for Profit?

Jessica Huseman ProPublica
BuzzFeed’s Rosalind Adams set out to learn why America’s largest psychiatric hospital chain was under investigation. Source by source, she built a case that Universal Health Services was locking up people for profit.
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