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Senator Bernie Sanders, a strong advocate for the establishment of a public health insurance system in the United States. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Fact check US: Can progressive and centrist Democrats finally agree on health care reform?

From Vice-President Kamala Harris to Senator Bernie Sanders, voices were raised during the campaign for a more accessible US health care system. What can we expect from the Biden administration?
By mid-January, only about a quarter of the COVID-19 vaccines distributed for U.S. nursing homes through the federal program had reached people’s arms. Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images

The simple reason West Virginia leads the nation in vaccinating nursing home residents

West Virginia's success holds some important lessons for other states and the rest of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
New strategies are needed to help people of color battle the COVID-19 virus. dmbaker via Getty Images

4 ways to close the COVID-19 racial health gap

In the U.S., people of color are more likely to die of COVID-19 than whites. The new administration can change this.
A COVID-19 test in Utah. The country’s pandemic response has been politicized, making comprehensive changes to public health more difficult. AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

Poor US pandemic response will reverberate in health care politics for years, health scholars warn

Health policy and politics scholars expect political fallout from the federal response to the pandemic will play out for years, with trust in government taking a big hit.
The Supreme Court will face another challenge to the Affordable Care Act that is more likely to succeed with the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. AP Photo/Susan Walsh

If the Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act, Trump’s health care order is not enough to replace it

The Supreme Court will again consider the fate of the Affordable Care Act next month. But Trump's record and a reading of his health executive order make it unlikely that he can offer a meaningful alternative to the ACA.
Throughout the U.S., hospitals are short on supplies. At UNLV Medicine (University of Nevada at Las Vegas), the staff is running out of COVID-19 test kits. Getty Images / Ethan Miller

Cracks in COVID-19 treatment reveal need to bolster primary care

Without massive change, the US health care system will continue to be disorganized and inefficient.
Rather than cooking up a storm, the Culinary’s role in the Democratic primary could be a recipe for success. Patrick Semansky/AP Photo

The Culinary Union of Nevada takes a pass on endorsing – here’s why that may be a winning political strategy

An ugly spat involving some supporters of Bernie Sanders harkens back to old tropes about the labor movement. But the Culinary is showing itself to be a model for unions in the 'right-to-work' era.

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