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CBO wades into ‘Medicare for All’ debate, sidesteps landmines for now

An anticipated Congressional Budget Office report on the impact of a “Medicare for All” plan may have left more questions than answers — but gave some ammunition to opponents of the sweeping policy idea. Single-payer healthcare reform has moved from the fringes of Democratic politics to the main stream, with legislation that would expand Medicare… Read More »

Three years into soda tax, sugary drink consumption down more than 50 percent in Berkeley

Consumption of sugary drinks in Berkeley’s diverse and low-income neighborhoods dropped precipitously in 2015, just months after the city levied the nation’s first soda tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Three years later, residents in these neighborhoods reported drinking 52 percent fewer servings of sugary drinks than they did before the tax was passed in November 2014,… Read More »