How the Heck Are We Gonna Get Along

Jonathan Cohn

March 26, 2021

In This Episode:

While we wait for vaccines to stem the tide of the Covid onslaught, Clay brings on author and health care expert Jonathan Cohn to take a look at the state of healthcare in our country.  Why aren’t all of us covered in the pandemic era? And isn’t there an incentive for business to turn over employee coverage to the government?  The devil is in the details, but many recent plans have the potential to take us past the goal line of universal coverage– something that could have saved thousands of lives during COVID.  Will the current Congress and President Biden make any bold moves  to get us to it?  Or must we wait for legislators to overcome their historic inertia (not to mention interest groups) and deliver change that could benefit all Americans for decades to come?


Jonathan Cohn is a Senior National Correspondent at HuffPost who writes about politics and policy with a focus on social welfare. Jonathan worked previously at the New Republic and American Prospect, and has written for the Atlantic, New York Times Magazine, and Self. His journalism has won awards from the Sidney Hillman Foundation, the Association of Health Care Journalists, World Hunger Year, and the National Women’s Political Caucus. 
He is the author of the 2007 book Sick: The Untold Story of America’s Health Care Crisis and, coming from St. Martin’s Press in February 2021, The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage.


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