Six Americans who left lasting legacies in 2023

“I do not want to achieve immortality through my work,” Woody Allen once wrote. “I want to achieve immortality by not dying. I don’t want to live on in the hearts of my countrymen. I want to live on in my apartment.”

While Allen is quite unlikely to get his wish, many other Americans should live on through their good works, inspiring their countrymen. Here are six of them, some better known than others, who died in 2023.

A champion of better treatment for “mentally a...

Fee-for-service healthcare is making us sick

More than 1.3 billion adults globally will have diabetes by 2050, according to a study released this year. In the U.S., our current health system — which is structured around treatment, not prevention — is woefully unprepared to deal with this reality.

For over 150 years, the U.S. healthcare infrastructure has centered on symptoms, doctors and treatments — not on patients. From our data collection to our systems design and payment models, it’s more profitable to treat sick pat...

What Kamala Harris’s low-key, record-breaking year made possible


Ranking Biden’s campaign trail star surrogates

President Biden’s reelection campaign has deployed high-profile surrogates across the country to give him all the help he can get ahead of 2024.

The president’s persistently low approval rating has raised concerns among Democrats over his ability to win in November — possibly in a rematch against former President Trump.

To help Biden, his campaign will be relying on allies to raise enthusiasm among Democrats and get out the vote.

Here is a ranking of Biden’...

Trump vows to replace ObamaCare with his own alternative


Frustration builds around Biden amid negative poll numbers 

Frustration that President Biden is trailing former President Trump in polls despite a growing economy is building at the White House.  

Biden’s approval ratings have been low for more than a year, but recent polls have found him trailing Trump, the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination, in a head-to-head match-up and in key swing states.  

Biden saw his approval rating hit a new low of 34 percent in a Monmouth University poll released Monda...

The Inflation Reduction Act’s harms go beyond drug pricing — they’re threatening your Medicare 

The Inflation Reduction Act’s drug price-setting provisions have drawn significant rebuke from experts who argue that many clinical programs will ultimately be killed or never get started as a result of the act’s deleterious effects on innovation. What isn’t getting attention is how the law is reshaping Medicare in big ways.  

Yes, Democrats have finally achieved their holy grail of being able to have the government set drug prices, and President Biden will certainly campaign ...

Fetterman: Political right, left both ‘wishing that I die’

Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.), who has angered liberal Democrats with his unequivocal pro-Israel position, said he no longer considers himself a progressive and thinks people on both the far right and left are wishing he would die.

Fetterman suffered a near-fatal stroke in May 2022 during his campaign, which he previously said changed everything about his life. The senator, who was once considered a progressive champion, has long drawn criticism from Republicans for his stances....

ACA enrollment up 33 percent

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