The progressive to-do list is missing a very important idea.
Jonathan Cohn@EmilyRPeck And while federal action on both child care and paid leave have broad support on the left, they haven't drawn the kind of passionate support that, say, Medicare for All has.
@KathaPollitt wrote about that a few months ago
At a CNN climate change forum, the California senator said she agreed with former Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee in opposing the Senate pro...
Jonathan CohnI see some twitter dunking on Harris bc, as president, she couldn't end the filibuster. I think it's pretty clear she meant she would call/push for Senate to end it.
Anyway, here's the report via @AlexCKaufman
It's an effort to treat mental illness as a public health crisis, and it's way different from what Trump has been doing.
Jonathan CohnMayor Pete’s new addiction/mental health agenda has a bit of everything, from better coverage of opioid treatments to investments in screening.
But if fully implemented, it could add up to the most sweeping mental health care changes in 50 years
The new guidelines would rip up a long-standing set of protections known as the Flores settlement.
Jonathan CohnBetween Denmark and the "Chosen One," today feels like a 7, maybe an 8 on the batsh*t crazy Trump scale.
But remember, always, that high scores frequently correlate with policy changes that deserve your full attention.
Like this one
The “public charge” rule change is set to go into effect in 60 days and will likely be met with litigation.
Jonathan Cohn"Researchers predict that between nearly 1 and 2 million children with specific medical needs will ultimately be disenrolled as a result of the rule change."
- @gavriellej_ on the new public charge rule
Cory Booker should stop citing a study saying otherwise.
Jonathan CohnBasically, researchers have to make lots of assumptions, create "synthetic" samples, and that makes for imperfect science.
Here, for example, is a critique of some of the studies -- the ones based on Connecticut -- by @RAVerBruggen
Elizabeth Warren is the latest to endorse the creation of a federal licensing system.
Jonathan CohnLots of talk about background checks, assault weapon bans. But there's another, very promising idea out there: Gun licensing.
It would face political obstacles, and maybe legal ones too. But at least 8 of the Democratic candidates are on board.
Hospitals won a big round in the fight over surprise billing legislation. And it's just a hint of what they can do.
Jonathan CohnMedicare for All and, really, any serious universal coverage plan will require taking on providers at some point.
It's not impossible. But it's certainly not easy, either. Just ask California.
Top Democrats are outdoing themselves in their efforts to take on Big Pharma.
Jonathan CohnKamala Harris out with a prescription drug plan today and @danielmarans has the details.
Of note: She's calling for legislation, but also for executive action in the (likely) event legislation doesn't pass.