Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) talks with reporters after the Senate Democratic policy luncheon in the Capitol on July 13, 2021. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
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‘Bottom Line,’ says Bernie Sanders, deal must include Medicare expansion, lower drug prices

“That’s what the American people want.” by Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams Tuesday, October 26, 2021 As congressional leadership pushes Democrats to “act like we are winning” even as a few corporate-backed party members and business lobbyists…

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Sen. Bernie Sanders has harshly criticized his right-wing colleagues for refusing to join the rest of the Democratic Party in backing Biden's agenda. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
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Bernie Sanders stands firm on Medicare expansion

‘It’s Not Coming Out’ “It’s what the American people want and, after waiting over 50 years, what they are going to get.” by Julia Conley, Common Dreams October 24, 2021 Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday was…

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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) walks through the halls of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images)
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Arizona groups demand Sinema ‘Stop obstructing’ on Medicare expansion

The diverse coalition called on the Democratic senator to back “bold drug pricing reform” and “critical improvements to Medicare’s coverage” in the reconciliation package. by Jessica Corbett Wednesday, October 20, 2021 As Democrats’ sweeping Build Back…

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Biden plan to lower medicare eligibility age to 60 faces hostility from hospitals

“It is hard to find a reform idea that is more popular than opening up Medicare” Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Of his many plans to expand insurance coverage, President-elect Joe Biden’s…

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Trump attempting to raid Medicare Trust Fund to pay for drug discount cards with his name on them

“There it is: Trump wants to steal billions from Medicare to pay for an illegal voter bribery scheme weeks before the election.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Friday, October 9 Less than a month away from…

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Posted in Analysis Columns Health Care Public Policy Wade Rathke

Choking on the Doughnut Hole: Medicare Part D disasters

Little Rock      Driving through Mississippi back and forth on my regular route from New Orleans to Greenville to Little Rock and then back again, when I hit the long rural stretches since we belong to the…

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