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A Political Opening for Universal Health Care?

Vann R. Newkirk II The Atlantic
The winner in the fight between keeping Obamacare and rolling it back might be something else entirely. In the turmoil over the fate of Obamacare, the idea of universal health care has emerged as a third way among voters in both parties.

Census Data 'Starkly Illustrates' the Time for Single Payer Is Now

Nadia Prupis Common Dreams
The data "starkly illustrates how our inefficient, private-insurance-based system of financing care is fundamentally incapable of providing universal coverage," said pediatrician and PNHP president Dr. Robert Zarr. "The fact that 29 million people remain uninsured—a figure that won't change much over the next decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office—is totally unacceptable to me as a physician."
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