Lindsay E. Beyerstein

In These Times

Lindsay Beyerstein is an investigative journalist in Brooklyn, New York. She is a staff writer for In These Times and the lead writer at the Sidney Hillman Foundation. Her reporting has appeared in the New Republic, the Columbia Journalism Review, Newsweek, Slate, and other publications.


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The Pulse: House Passes Health Care Reform

Lindsay E. Beyerstein

Last night, the House of Representatives passed comprehensive health care reform. Here's a rundown of some of the more inflammatory issues, what's in the bill, what's not, what some will continue to fight for even after the bill is signed into law.

Weekly Pulse: Senate Prepares to Cast First Votes

Lindsay E. Beyerstein

The Senate is scheduled to begin voting on proposed amendments to the health care reform bill today. It takes 60 votes to pass an amendment and most of the proposed measures for the health care bill will never pass. It’s a great opportunity to grandstand over pet issues, however.

Weekly Pulse: The Stupak Setback

Lindsay E. Beyerstein

A clique of anti-choice Democrats in Congress joined forces with Republicans to pass an amendment forcing women to choose between affordable health insurance and abortion coverage, even if they pay for abortion coverage with their own money. Pro-choice Democrats and women’s health activists are up in arms over the eleventh hour deal

Daily Pulse: “I Love My Socialist Kidney”

Lindsay E. Beyerstein

To most Americans, single-payer health care seems like political science fiction, but most don’t realize we already have single-payer options: Medicare (for the aged) and Medicaid (for the poor). Jennifer Nix knows first hand about single payer....

Daily Pulse: Astroturfing the Public Option

Lindsay E. Beyerstein

The Senate Finance Committee is slogging through literally hundreds of proposed amendments to the Baucus health care reform bill. The bill still doesn’t have a public option, but there’s a good chance that insurance subsidies will be revised upwards

Daily Pulse: It Could Happen to You

Lindsay E. Beyerstein

Opponents of health reform are stating that millions of Americans will lose their employer-based coverage under a public option. What they don't tell you is that employers can stop offering coverage at any time with no fallback.

Daily Pulse: Obama’s Health Care Speech

Lindsay E. Beyerstein

The President's speech was impressive, but as John Nichols of the Nation observed, hardly a rousing "to-the-barricades" oration. The proposed "limited public exchange" is not what supporters had in mind but won't "threaten" insurance companies.

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