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Health care reform

A Letter to Barack Obama

George McGovern in New Hampshire, 1972. © Constantine Manos/Magnum Photos   When President Franklin Roosevelt came into office in the depth of the Great Depression, he sought to stabilize and…

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Understanding Obamacare

The idea that there is a competitive “private sector” in America is appealing, but generally false. No one hates competition more than the managers of corporations. Competition does not enhance…

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Sick in the Head

Why America won't get the health-care system it needs

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Faulty diagnosis

Why Clinton's health-care plan won't cure what ails us

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Rich doctors, poor nurses

Testing our notions about a fair day's pay

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