Natalie Shure

Natalie Shure is the Head of Research for Adam Ruins Everything on TruTV. She writes about health, history and politics.

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 Becer­ra offers hope that the Depart­ment of Health and Human Ser­vices won’t active­ly fight against sin­gle-pay­er at the state lev­el, and may even tar­get some of the health­care sector’s more egre­gious busi­ness prac­tices. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
Biden's HHS Pick Will Be In a Position to Finally Take On the Healthcare Industry
On Mon­day, Cal­i­for­nia Attor­ney Gen­er­al Xavier Becer­ra was nom­i­nat­ed to serve as Pres­i­dent-elect Joe Biden’s Sec­re­tary of Health and Human Ser­vices (HHS), the fed­er­al agency that over­sees health­care and many immi­gra­tion pro­grams. Unlike oth­er nom­i­nees or poten­tial can­di­...
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Move­ment politi­cians under­stand that real change comes from peo­ple demand­ing it in the streets. (Photo: Ryan Olbrysh/In These Times) Views
Friday, October 16, 2020
The Squad Is Growing: A New Crew of Left Challengers Is Bringing Movement Politics to Congress
America’s grow­ing pro­gres­sive move­ment has slow­ly been light­ing up nation­al pol­i­tics. While Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and the Repub­li­can Sen­ate blocked left-lean­ing bills and Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty lead­er­ship remained reluc­tant to ful­ly embrace real change, the ​“Squad” —pro­gres­...
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Democratic presidential hopefuls former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) speak during the second round of the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by CNN at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan on July 31, 2019. (Photo: Jim Waton/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Now Comes the Difficult Work of Pushing the Biden-Harris Ticket Left
Now that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has officially announced former presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate, the only surprising thing about the pick is that his team waited so long to announce it. After all, Harris has long been...
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Saturday, June 06, 2020
Don't Shame Protesters and Park-Goers Over Covid-19 Spreading—Shame Corporations and the State
Amid nationwide protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, public health analysts—and the broader public—have debated the large public gatherings’ implications for the spread of Covid-19. According to most accounts, a high proportion of protesters have worn...
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Nicole Smith-Holt and her husband recalled how their son Alec died of diabetic complications in 2017, during a news conference at the Minnesota State Capitol. (Photo: Steve Karnowski/AP Photo) Views
Monday, June 24, 2019
The Insulin Racket
In June 22, 2017, Alec Raeshawn Smith, a recently promoted restaurant manager with Type 1 diabetes, left his local pharmacy empty-handed. He’d gone in to pick up a month’s worth of insulin supplies, which he assumed would set him back around $1000—the amount he and his mother Nicole Smith-Holt had...
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The fate of single-payer healthcare in New York may be imperiled by union opposition. (Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)   Views
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Why Are These Labor Unions Opposing Medicare for All?
For seven years , healthcare activists in New York have been pushing the New York Health Act, a single-payer bill that would provide statewide universal health coverage. Hopes for the bill’s chances were buoyed this year, as a new class of Democrats won election to the state legislature. But now...
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