About Trump’s Executive Order on Medicare: Brainstorm Health

Good evening, readers. The Trump administration made a pretty significant move today on health care policy—President Trump issued an executive order on Medicare aiming to further privatize the public program, which covers some 60 million elderly and disabled Americans. To be clear, Medicare already contains a significant private component. More than 20 million beneficiaries (or […]

WeWork Execs Tell Employees That About 2,000 Layoffs Are Coming—and Soon

WeWork’s leaders told staff that job cuts are coming as soon as this month. In a meeting with employees Thursday, new co-chief executive officers Artie Minson and Sebastian Gunningham and co-founder Miguel McKelvey said that cost-cutting efforts would include layoffs, according to attendees. The cuts will be handled as “humanely” as possible, McKelvey and Minson […]

Sizing Up a Roster of Trump Impeachment Managers

They aren’t in charge right now. But within months, if not earlier, the House Judiciary Committee is likely to be at the forefront of President Donald Trump’s impeachment. Several Judiciary members have long been agitating for impeachment, arguing for a robust congressional response to the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller. Then came revelations from […]

What Trump’s Executive Order Means for Healthcare

President Donald Trump signed an executive order this afternoon in Florida, pushing for further privatization of Medicare. The ‘Executive Order on Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors’ focuses on expanding Medicare Advantage. It will expand the role of private insurers to offer benefits rather than the government.  “The Executive Order will improve upon […]

Bernie Sanders Will Participate in the Fourth Democratic Debate

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s campaign says he will participate in the fourth Democratic debate, as the Democratic presidential candidate recovers from a heart procedure for a blocked artery. The campaign said Wednesday that Sanders would cancel events and appearances “until further notice” while he recovers, but confirmed today he would appear in the fourth debate […]

Europe’s Incoming Internet Tax Czar Is Also an Amazon Shareholder

Paolo Gentiloni was supposed to be one of the can’t-miss selections for the incoming European Commission. The former Italian prime minister is a polished aristocrat with three noble titles and a 25-year career as a public figure virtually free of scandal. It was no surprise when Ursula von der Leyen, incoming commission president, selected him […]

Why GOP Veterans of Clinton’s Impeachment Are Urging Caution on Trump

Some have regrets. A few can’t talk about it. Others would do it all again. But the Republicans who carried out President Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998 are unanimous in urging caution and restraint as Congress embarks on yet another impeachment struggle, this time over accusations that President Donald Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate his […]

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky on Why ‘Animal Experiences’ Matter to the Company’s Future

Airbnb on Thursday is launching Animal Experiences, a new marketplace that will connect travelers to some 1,000 animal-related tours and activities—urban beekeeping, arctic fox photography, and corgi paddleboarding, to name a few. The service represents a new category in Airbnb’s growing Experiences platform—a business, CEO Brian Chesky told Fortune in an exclusive interview, that will […]