Tag Archives: Debate

Canada needs to debate its unsustainable health-care system. The Democrats are showing us how. – The Washington Post

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Beto O’Rourke at the Democratic presidential primary in Detroit on July 30. (Paul Sancya/AP) Global Opinions contributing columnist August 9 at 2:29 PM If you need evidence of why the supposed flaws of the American two-party system are deeply overrated, consider this: At present, the Democratic Party contains a broader… Read More »

Is it good or bad to delay the menopause? Health experts debate new procedure

From hot flushes to mood swings, the menopause is something that most women dread. So, when a revolutionary new procedure claiming to delay it by up to 20 years was announced, females across the country certainly meno-paused for thought. So far, nine women aged 22 to 36 have had the 30-minute procedure at the Protecting… Read More »

Democratic Debate Brings ‘Medicare For All’ Divide Into Focus

Reverberations from the Democratic presidential debate last week continue. One of the key issues that the candidates discussed was health care, and they had some differences in their plans, especially their views of a “Medicare for All” policy. Julie Rovner, the chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News, joined NPR’s Sarah McCammon on “Weekend Edition… Read More »

As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »

Gun control vs. mental health care: debate after mass shootings clouds murky reality

This story is from Kaiser Health News After the recent mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif., in which 11 people were killed at a country music bar, President Donald Trump struck a familiar refrain: “It’s a mental health problem,” he said of the gunman, Ian David Long. “He was a very sick puppy.” Similarly, after… Read More »