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Elizabeth Warren is coming to Raleigh. Here's how to see her.

( If anyone can go, please report back with pics! )

By Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan
October 30, 2019

Updated 6 hours 23 minutes ago

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is coming to Raleigh on Thursday, Nov. 7, her first campaign event in North Carolina.

The Massachusetts senator’s campaign released details Wednesday about the event that will be held at Needham Broughton High School at 723 St. Mary’s St.

The event will start at 6:30 p.m. with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. Warren’s campaign is describing the event as a town hall. It is free and open to the public.

Read more here: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article236819083.html#storylink=cpy

Elizabeth Warren @ewarren · Giant corporations shouldn't be able to rig the system


Warren 2020. Telling it like it is and protecting our future.

Physicians for a National Health Program @PNHP ( Medicare for All )


Warren 2020!!!!!!!!!!!

Robert Reich: Total student loan debt: $1.6 trillion


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Elizabeth has a plan to make sure that no president is above the law:


Warren 2020!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The 'Public Option' on Health Care Is a Poison Pill

Some Democratic candidates are pushing it as a free-choice version of Medicare for All. That’s good rhetoric but bad policy.
By David U. Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler
October 7, 2019

Health care reform has been the most hotly contested issue in the Democratic presidential debates. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have been pushing a single-payer Medicare for All plan, under which a public insurer would cover everyone. They would ban private insurance, except for items not covered by the public plan, such as cosmetic surgery or private rooms in hospitals. The other Democratic contenders favor a “public option” reform that would introduce a Medicare-like public insurer but would allow private insurers to operate as well. They tout this approach as a less traumatic route to universal coverage that would preserve a free choice of insurers for people happy with their plans. And some public option backers go further, claiming that the system would painlessly transition to single payer as the public plan outperforms the private insurers.

That’s comforting rhetoric. But the case for a public option rests on faulty economic logic and naive assumptions about how private insurance actually works. Private insurers have proved endlessly creative at gaming the system to avoid fair competition, and they have used their immense lobbying clout to undermine regulators’ efforts to rein in their abuses. That’s enabled them to siphon hundreds of billions of dollars out of the health care system each year for their own profits and overhead costs while forcing doctors and hospitals to waste billions more on billing-related paperwork.

Those dollars have to come from somewhere. If private insurers required their customers to pay the full costs of private plans, they wouldn’t be able to compete with a public plan like the traditional Medicare program, whose overhead costs are far lower. But this is not the case: In fact, taxpayers—including those not enrolled in a private plan—pick up the tab for much of private insurers’ profligacy. And the high cost of keeping private insurance alive would make it prohibitively expensive to cover the 30 million uninsured in the United States and to upgrade coverage for the tens of millions with inadequate plans.

Public option proposals come in three main varieties:

§ A simple buy-in. Some proposals, including those by Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg, would offer a Medicare-like public plan for sale alongside private plans on the insurance exchanges now available under the Affordable Care Act. These buy-in reforms would minimize the need for new taxes, since most enrollees would be charged premiums. But tens of millions would remain uninsured or with coverage so skimpy, they still couldn’t afford care.


Sanders and Warren put big donors on notice with massive hauls


10/05/2019 06:33 AM EDT

The latest batch of fundraising reports released this week confirmed a new reality of presidential politics: the traditional, big-dollar model of funding a presidential campaign is going the way of landlines and the VCR.

With Elizabeth Warren’s announcement Friday that she had raised nearly $25 million in the last three months — slightly less than Bernie Sanders reported Tuesday — two candidates who didn’t hold traditional donor events became the top two fundraisers in Democratic primary.

And they both blew past the ones who did.

excerpt: (“The fact that progressives combined to raise $50 million without one fundraiser is mind-boggling,” said Rebecca Katz, a progressive consultant who advised Cynthia Nixon in her primary campaign against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year. “And really exciting, because they showed there’s a better way to do this.”)


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