2020-11-19 10:58:04

How Biden Could Fix Healthcare If He Really Wanted To


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with David Dayen about how President-elect Joe Biden could fix the United States healthcare system.

President-elect Joe Biden will be entering office one year into a massive public health emergency. Millions of Americans have been infected with the coronavirus, nearly a quarter of a million have died from it. The U.S.’s already-frayed and massively flawed health care system has been stretched to the limit. But Biden’s needn’t throw his hands up and accept the Affordable Care Act as the best the nation can do – that is if the ACA survives the new pro-Trump Supreme Court. It turns out there are a lot of levers at the hands of a president—especially during an emergency—if he should so choose to use them wisely.

Read his latest article in The American Prospect called “How Biden Could Give Everyone Medicare on His Own,” HERE

David Dayen is the executive editor of The American Prospect. His work has appeared in The Intercept, The New Republic, HuffPost, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and more. His first book, Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud, won the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize. His forthcoming book is called Monopolized: Life in the Age of Corporate Power. 

Rising Up with Sonali is a radio and television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience. Rising Up With Sonali was built on the foundation of Sonali Kolhatkar's earlier show, Uprising, which became the longest-running drive-time radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles hosted by a woman. RUS airs on Free Speech TV every weekday.

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