PUBLISHED JUL 31, 2019

Skimm This: Medicare For All, Interest Rates, and Grasshoppers

It’s July 31st. Today, we Skimm’d This: 


  • The big takeaway from last night’s democratic debate? Candidates are torn over ‘Medicare for All’: progressives’ answer to growing healthcare costs and lack of insurance. We’ll tell you why this proposal has led to so many arguments, and what you can expect tonight for part two. 

  • Today, the Fed cut interest rates for the first time since 2008. We’ll explain who’s got an interest in this and what your wallet can expect.

  • And finally: swarms of grasshoppers have invaded Las Vegas. Literally. Experts say they’ll clear out soon -- but in the meantime, there’s pizza.



theSkimm: Medicare for All was all the rage at last night’s democratic debate. And not necessarily in a good way. We’ll tell you why Dems are divided over it, and what to expect for the second part of the debate tonight. Meanwhile: today, the Fed cut interest rates for the first time in a decade. If you’re asking yourself, ‘why now?’ -- you’re not alone. But the Fed chair is telling everyone: think global. We’ll tell you what this news means for your wallet. Also on today’s episode: how one restaurant is taking ‘make lemons out of lemonade’ seriously. 

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