Jonathan Cohn

Senior National Correspondent at Huffington Post, where he writes about health care politics and policy; author of “The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage”

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Jonathan Cohn is a senior national correspondent for the Huffington Post and the author of Sick: The Untold Story of America's Health Care Crisis -- and the People Who Pay the Price. He is a former senior editor at the New Republic, where he wrote its blog, The Treatment.

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This week, Congressional lawmakers are trying to avert a government shutdown, pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill, and reach an agreement on a $3.5 trillion spending plan that could…

Democrats’ $3.5T spending bill could transform caregiving and social safety net. Will it reach Biden’s desk?

This week, Congressional lawmakers are trying to avert a government shutdown, pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill, and reach an agreement on a $3.5 trillion spending plan that could…

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Michigan is the COVID-19 epicenter in the United States right now. The state has more than 7000 new cases per day, and hospitals are nearing capacity.

Michigan faces COVID crisis, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is at odds with both public health officials and local GOP

Michigan is the COVID-19 epicenter in the United States right now. The state has more than 7000 new cases per day, and hospitals are nearing capacity.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law nearly 11 years ago to the day.

‘The Ten Year War’: Book traces tumultuous history of Obamacare and its effects beyond health care

President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law nearly 11 years ago to the day.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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