Worth reading: "Sabotage, speed and secrecy"

Because there’s so much at stake as the Senate considers the American Health Care Act, here are some important articles on healthcare legislation:

Andy Slavitt in the Washington Post: The Senate’s three tools on health care: Sabotage, speed and secrecy

Dylan Scott at Vox: Senate Republicans are closer to repealing Obamacare than you think

Elena Marks in the Houston Chronicle: The American Health Care Act: a civic and moral failure

Vann R. Newkirk II in The Atlantic: How the American Health Care Act Would Affect Mental-Health Coverage

Emma Sandoe at her personal blog: How the HIV outbreak in Indiana under Mike Pence would have impacted Indiana under Per-Capita Caps

Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times: Dear Paul Ryan, As you work with President Trump to cut off federal funds for Planned Parenthood, I consulted some experts — patients in your own district.

And here are a few of the recent pieces I recommend reading on other public health topics:

Margaret Talbot in the New Yorker: The Addict Next Door (“West Virginia has the highest overdose death rate in the country. Locals are fighting to save their neighbors—and their towns—from destruction.”)

Jamelle Bouie at Slate: What We Have Unleashed: This year’s string of brutal hate crimes is intrinsically connected to the rise of Trump

Renee Bracey Sherman in the New York Times: Who Should You Listen to on Abortion? People Who’ve Had Them

Lizzie Presser in The California Sunday Magazine: Losing Gloria (“After their mother was deported to Mexico, the Marin siblings faced an impossible choice: Stay or go.”)

Tiffany E. Browne at Greater Greater Washington: DC is America’s “healthiest city,” but its African Americans are being left behind


More like this

A few of the recent pieces I recommend reading: Sarah Kliff & Ezra Klein at Vox: The Lessons of Obamacare Chris Ladd in Forbes: Unspeakable Realities Block Universal Health Coverage in the US Donelle Eller in the Des Moines Register: Iowa pollution enforcement could lose big under Trump EPA…
A few recent pieces I recommend: Sarah Frostenson at Vox: Public health shouldn’t be contentious. But it’s incredibly polarizing. Mallory Falk and Eve Troeh at WWNO: Kids, Trauma and New Orleans Schools Vann R. Newkirk II in The Atlantic: Obamacare’s Unlikely Defenders Andrés Miguel Rondón in the…
A few of the recent pieces I recommend reading: Larissa MacFarquhar in the New Yorker: When Should a Child Be Taken from His Parents? Brian Rinker at STAT: 32 churches and no methadone clinic: struggling with addiction in an opioid ‘treatment desert’ Renee Bracey Sherman in the New York Times: The…
The Congressional Budget Office’s initial score of the Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act” calculated that 22 million people, 15 million of them Medicaid beneficiaries, would lose health insurance by 2026. For Medicaid recipients, though, the picture worsens steadily after that ten-year…