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Time to Bring Back the Public Option — Medicare in All Exchanges (The Hill)
Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Richard Kirsch says that as the discussion of Obamacare shifts from repeal to reform, the first improvement should be expanding access to Medicare coverage.
Ken Burns: Go Ahead, Campaign on the Affordable Care Act (U.S. News & World Report)
Nikki Schwab reports on Ken Burns’s remarks on current big policy issues at the “Inequality Begins at Birth” conference, where he screened his upcoming documentary about the Roosevelts.
Republicans Just Killed Elizabeth Warren’s Plan to Ease Americans’ Crushing Student Loan Debt (MoJo)
Senator Warren’s bill would have allowed borrowers to refinance at lower interest rates, writes Patrick Caldwell. Republicans filibustered over the cost, but the bill would have reduced the deficit.
U.S. Economic Recovery Looks Distant as Growth Lingers (NYT)
Binyamin Appelbaum reports on the government’s reduced expectations for annual growth, which are leading some economists to wonder whether the economy can ever fully rebound.
What the Foreclosure Crisis Looks Like in Urban Neighborhoods with Few Single-Family Homes (WaPo)
When foreclosure hits neighborhoods filled with small apartment buildings, it reduces cities’ already limited supply of affordable rental stock, says Emily Badger.
New on Next New Deal
Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal argues that while private lenders might not like it when student loans are paid off ahead of schedule, the public shouldn’t worry about it.