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Monday, March 16, 2020

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that he is confident the U.S. economy will weather the downturn from the coronavirus outbreak, noting he does not expect a recession. read more


Sunday, February 02, 2020

No other 2020 candidate for president, including Donald Trump, can come close to matching Bernie Sanders' level of support among members of the U.S. military, to go by the most recent campaign finance data from the Federal Election Commission. read more


Sunday, December 29, 2019

Medicare for All doesn't just provide everyone with the care they need, free of charge. It's also a potent anti-poverty program, reducing poverty by over 20 percent and increasing poor people's incomes by 29 percent. The Census released its annual income, poverty, and health insurance statistics earlier this week. The summary report shows that 8 million of the nation's 42.5 million poor people would not be poor if they did not have to pay medical out-of-pocket (MOOP) expenses like deductibles, co-pays, coinsurance, and self-payments. Medicare for All (M4A) virtually eliminates these kinds of payments, meaning that these 8 million people (18.8 percent of all poor people) would find themselves lifted over the poverty threshold if M4A were enacted. read more


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